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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 86: Minority Governments and Coalitions Explained

10/18/2019
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What can happen if Canada elects a minority government? We explain why the party with the most seats isn’t guaranteed to produce the prime minister and how coalitions come into play.

Duration:00:10:51

EP 85: CBC Sues The Conservative Party

10/16/2019
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The CBC has launched a lawsuit against Canada’s Conservative Party regarding copyright infringement and violating the moral rights of news staff. The clips in question range from a few political displays including the Federal Leader’s Debate. We discuss if this lawsuit is legitimate and where the CBC may have gone wrong.

Duration:00:12:11

EP 84: WeChat Breaks Election Laws

10/14/2019
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The giant Chinese social media app, WeChat, has come under fire for breaking Canada’s election campaign laws. It is required for digital agencies to join a registry when selling political ads in an effort to combat fake news and propaganda. WeChat bypassed this and displayed a conservative ad detailing how Trudeau would legalize hard drugs. We discuss the implications of this.

Duration:00:10:30

EP 83: Is Offending Someone a Crime?

10/11/2019
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The Globe and Mail put out a piece outlining a key Supreme Court ruling. Randy Fleming was arrested for supposedly triggering an opposing group to the point where violence may occur. The police responded by arresting him. Despite a court victory for Randy, it was overturned by the Ontario Appeals Court. Finally, it was sent to the Supreme Court which found police action should never be made in the pursuit of a particular ends. We discuss the implications of this and how shutting down those...

Duration:00:11:06

EP 82: Federal Leader Debate Recap: Round 2

10/9/2019
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The federal party leaders were unleashed this week at the debate! Today, we recap each leader’s performance, how the overall format was and why I feel that all the options have glaring downsides.

Duration:00:15:40

EP 81: Canada's Election: Which Party to Chose? (Feat. Policy First)

10/7/2019
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We are joined by Policy First for a discussion about the upcoming 2019 Federal election. We highlight some key points from each of the federal parties, whether to vote strategically or with your conscious and if candidate scandals such as Trudeau’s brownface should influence your choice. Find them here: https://bit.ly/2AMvH8R

Duration:00:26:05

EP 80: Andrew Scheer The Dual Citizen

10/4/2019
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Andrew Scheer confirms his dual citizenship. The media responds by spinning narratives about his American relations, a similar pattern to what we've seen happen to Trudeau. We discuss this latest fall of politics and why a trajectory like that is disastrous.

Duration:00:12:00

EP 79: Universal Basic Income in Canada

10/2/2019
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A recent poll suggests that 75% of Canadians are in favour of a Universal Basic Income. Today we explore why a country would need a UBI, how they should implement it and where society is heading in the future.

Duration:00:12:07

EP 78: What Has Social Media Done to Us? (Feat. Marouane B.)

9/30/2019
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What are the benefits of social media? What are the cons of social media? These key questions are explored on today’s episode as we delve into the effects that the likes of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram have had on us (society).

Duration:00:40:14

EP 77: The Right To Be Forgotten

9/27/2019
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Google wins a pivotal legal dispute with the EU in regard to expanding the Right To Be Forgotten worldwide. Today we expand on what this right constitutes, the pros versus the cons and why we need to be careful as we traverse delisting.

Duration:00:11:59

EP 76: China's Organ Harvesting Habits

9/25/2019
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The UN Human Rights Council has brought forward evidence linking China to organ harvesting of minorities. This black market is estimated to be worth upwards of $1B dollars. We discuss the details of the report, what this means for the world and what the international community can do about it.

Duration:00:14:33

EP 75: Why Phone Bills are Insane in Canada

9/23/2019
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Cellphone bills have become a hot topic this election. We discuss the landscape of Canada’s telecom industry to give insight into why outrageous prices have become the norm. Then, we explore possible solutions.

Duration:00:10:59

EP 74: Should Trudeau Be Cancelled Over Black (Brown) Face?

9/20/2019
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Justin Trudeau comes under fire for photos showing him in blackface and brownface costumes. We explore if Trudeau really is racist, how we should handle this and what kinds of precedents we set for the country with our response.

Duration:00:13:23

EP 73: Does Gender Equality Go Both Ways?

9/18/2019
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The Journal of Experimental Social Psychology reveals that gender imbalances are perceived differently regarding men and women centric issues. We discuss some of the problems plaguing men, why equality doesn’t seem to be all-encompassing and how findings like the gender paradox shift the debate.

Duration:00:14:36

EP 72: Federal Leader Debate Recap

9/16/2019
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Elizabeth May impresses, Andrew Scheer dodges and Jagmeet Singh falters. The first federal leaders’ debate was highly entertaining due to the moderator taking a step back. We gained tremendous insights into the candidates and today we discuss what transpired.

Duration:00:14:25

EP 71: The Growth (and Future) of Minimum Wage Employment

9/13/2019
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The number of minimum wage workers has doubled in Canada since 1998. We discuss why this trend is alarming and what the future holds for low skill labour. Then, we speculate on the usefulness of UBI in an AI dominated world.

Duration:00:13:06

EP 70: Election Campaigning! What You Need to Know

9/11/2019
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Campaigning for the 2019 Federal Election officially beings today. Get ready for all the attack ads and pretentious election promises you can handle! In this episode we cover all the basics that you should know. Starting with a general summary of each major party (Liberal, Conservative, People’s, NDP and Green) and ending with my take on the current political landscape.

Duration:00:15:37

EP 69: Should We Increase Tax on Wealth?

9/9/2019
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The Institute for Public Policy Research (UK) releases a report suggesting that the wealth of citizens needs to be taxed on the same level as income. We dissect this claim and outline why it would hurt the average citizen far more than the rich. Then, we examine the deeper trend of attacking the wealthy while not necessarily helping the middle or low classes.

Duration:00:14:11

Summer Vacation: Returning September 9th

8/19/2019
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The Perri Platform will resume on September 9th. Taking a little vacation to cap off an amazing Summer. Thank you to all my listeners who make this such a rewarding endeavor. I'll see you all soon!

Duration:00:00:18

EP 68: Critical Thinking, Anger and Arguments in Today's World (Ft. Dr. Catherine Hundleby)

8/16/2019
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We are joined by Dr. Catherine Hundleby of Windsor University. Discussion topics include: critical thinking and its connection to university education, if political correctness impacts our ability to think freely, what the proper way to argue is and how this all ties into today’s world.

Duration:00:28:59