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Feeling drowned out by American media? Wanting to become more up to date with Canada? You've found the right Podcast. The Perri Platform highlights Canadian news and politics, broken down in ways that make it easy to stay informed.

Feeling drowned out by American media? Wanting to become more up to date with Canada? You've found the right Podcast. The Perri Platform highlights Canadian news and politics, broken down in ways that make it easy to stay informed.
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Feeling drowned out by American media? Wanting to become more up to date with Canada? You've found the right Podcast. The Perri Platform highlights Canadian news and politics, broken down in ways that make it easy to stay informed.

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English


Episodes

EP 30: The Problem with Budget Cuts | Google Bans Huawei

5/20/2019
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The Ontario government’s latest cuts target AI research. We discuss the downsides to this policy and why the topic of budget cuts is generally hard to stomach. Then, we cover the latest in the #TradeWars as Google revokes Huawei’s access to Android software. Finally, we end with a casual conversation about the Game of Thrones finale.

Duration:00:18:56

EP 29: Canadian Opioid Lawsuit | Psychedelics Help Addiction?

5/17/2019
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Canadian drug companies face a billion-dollar lawsuit over opioids. The charges range from aggressive marketing to not advertising the addictive tendencies adequately. Then, we highlight a new scientific study that tries to establish a link between psychedelics and escaping alcohol addiction. We finish by discussing the latest news in the Canadian/American trade situation.

Duration:00:17:39

EP 28: Hate Speech and Government Censorship Don’t Work

5/15/2019
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Justin Trudeau takes a stand against hate speech, violence and extremism online at the Christchurch Call to Action. World leaders sign onto a pledge for government activism in terms of regulating speech and censorship. I explain why the notion of hate speech and government censorship is a deadly combination that has a plethora of unintended consequences. Then, I propose a counter measure that can be equally effective without nearly as much potential for disaster.

Duration:00:19:31

EP 27: Trade War Explained | Coca Cola Corruption

5/13/2019
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We breakdown the escalating trade war between the United States and China. First, we discuss how it all began and where things are likely to go. Then, we inform you on what this means to the average citizen. To wrap up the episode, we reveal the truth behind corporate backed scientific research and Coca Cola being the poster-boy for corruption.

Duration:00:20:18

EP 26: Legalizing Every Drug | Antibiotic Reversal

5/10/2019
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Mexico proposes a daring new policy to decriminalize all drugs to stifle the cartel. We explain the pros and cons of such an idea. Then we demonstrate the differences between legalization and decriminalization as the distinction is key. After, we respond to an article from the UN detailing how antibiotics are becoming more useless everyday. Finally, we end with some positive news on job growth within Canada.

Duration:00:20:43

EP 25: Uber Drivers Strike | Saudi Arabia's Wife Tracker

5/8/2019
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Uber and Lyft drivers around the globe strike in unison to fight against poverty wages and exploitation. We discuss the implications of this and how self driving vehicles make the strike seemingly meaningless in the eyes of Uber. Then we discuss an app in Saudi Arabia that lets male guardians track and trap women. Finally, we end by updating you on Canada’s latest attempt to subpoena Mark Zuckerberg.

Duration:00:19:50

EP 24: Is the Carbon Tax Constitutional? | America’s Helping Hand

5/6/2019
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The federal Carbon Tax is ruled constitutional in Saskatchewan. We explore this tax itself and discuss the legitimacy of the ruling. After, we report on Trudeau supposedly requesting for America's support in relation to our China crisis. Finally, we talk about the Italian student who was tortured and killed in Egypt.

Duration:00:21:19

EP 23: Right to Repair | Antivax Legal Battle

5/3/2019
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The Right to Repair bill gets killed in Ontario’s provincial parliament. We discuss the implications of this along with how lobbying by corporations (including Apple) is influencing politicians unjustly. Then, we break down a legal battle involving a divorced father and his ex wife in relation to the right to vaccinate their children. We end the episode with a casual conversation about Game of Thrones, specifically, the Battle of Winterfell.

Duration:00:19:29

EP 22: Should Housing Be A Right? | Venezuela Chaos

5/1/2019
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A UN representative tries to make the case that housing should be a right, we take apart that argument. Then, we report on the growing tensions within Venezuela. We end with an odd article about a new law that prohibits employers from stealing the tips of their employees.

Duration:00:18:07

EP 21: Proportional Representation and China Strikes Again

4/29/2019
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Quebec focuses on electoral reform as the movement to replace first past the post with proportional representation gains traction. Additionally, China once again hinders Canadian exports in ways we should have seen coming. Finally, we learn that R Kelly can’t read.

Duration:00:17:45

EP 20: Why Are We Sad and Angry?

4/26/2019
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CNN reports that the world is sadder and angrier than ever before. I identify five pillars that are causing us to feel sad and angry within today’s society. The topics covered range from a lack of purpose to the rising influence of social media on our lives.

Duration:00:18:11

EP 19: Duterte Threatens Canada With War

4/24/2019
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Rodrigo Duterte, the President of the Philippines threatens Canada with war over misplaced garbage. Additionally, the CBC puts out a questionable article about the Vancouver housing crisis. Then, we end off with a report of a Russian man being charged for insulting Vladimir Putin online.

Duration:00:18:08

EP 18: Jordan Peterson Vs Slavoj Zizek Highlights

4/22/2019
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We analyze the debate of the century, Jordan Peterson Vs Slavoj Zizek. Capitalism or Marxism? What is true happiness? Political correctness or individual thought? Equality of outcome or opportunity? All of these topics and more are broken down and discussed. Additionally, we report on the horrific bombings that plagued Sri Lanka.

Duration:00:23:05

EP 17: Canada Fights ISIS Connections and The UK Rethinks Rape

4/19/2019
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A Canadian tribunal finds a refugee guilty of aiding ISIS. The UK rethinks automatic parental rights for rapists and we check in on the stock markets.

Duration:00:17:29

EP 16: MAGA Hat Supporter Attacked: The Issue with American Politics

4/17/2019
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An African MAGA hat supporter is assaulted. We dive into the cultural implications of this and the issues with American politics. After, we discuss Facebook's latest data scandal and producers cracking down on Canadian piracy.

Duration:00:19:18

EP 15: Going Green – Canada’s Latest Strides

4/15/2019
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Maple Leaf launches a new plant-based protein facility. British Columbia vows to remove gas powered vehicles by 2040 and we catch up on the latest Canadian polling data.

Duration:00:20:03

EP 14: Ontario Budget 2019

4/12/2019
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We breakdown the highlights of the Conservative government's Ontario budget for 2019. Additionally, we report on a recent study that revealed nearly 33% of Alberta's political Twitter discussions are being run by bots. Submit viewer questions and comments to perriplatform@gmail.com for a chance to be featured.

Duration:00:21:41

EP 13: Trudeau Threatens to Sue Conservative Leader

4/10/2019
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Justin Trudeau threatens a lawsuit against the current conservative leader, Andrew Scheer. Additionally, Canada's privacy commission reports back on the Equifax data breach of 2017 with updated findings.

Duration:00:20:55

EP 12: Censoring Social Media and Environmental Innovation

4/8/2019
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A cabinet minister flirts with the notion of government regulations on social media. Also, Canada is set to build the first ever negative emissions plant. Then we end with a tale about a traveling corpse making it back to Canada.

Duration:00:20:17

EP 11: Ford's Mandatory Math and Canada's Failing Tech Sector

4/5/2019
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Doug Ford's government proposes an absurd mandatory math test for all Ontario teachers. Also, we examine the full extents of the failures plaguing Canada's tech industry. We end off with a segment on the Jussie Smollett catastrophe.

Duration:00:21:19