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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 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

EP 67: Facebook’s Latest Scandal - Recording Your Audio

8/14/2019
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According to Bloomberg, Facebook has been paying hundreds of contractors to transcribe clips of audio from their users. This is the latest chapter in Facebook’s ongoing privacy invasion track-record. We discuss the normalization of data theft and how governments have failed to curb this practice.

Duration:00:12:51

EP 66: The Vast Corporate Greed of Drug Companies

8/12/2019
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Vertex, an American based pharmaceutical company, has made their Cystic Fibrosis treatment unaffordable while raking in record profits. We highlight the corruption that exists within the pharmaceutical industry and the effects it has on people. Then, we discuss solutions and where to go from here.

Duration:00:12:21

EP 65: China Threatens Violence for Hong Kong Protestors

8/9/2019
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The Hong Kong protests enter their 9th week. As China begins to lose patience, they threaten military violence. We discuss the importance of supporting Hong Kong and why China is trying to silence the protestors. The situation is drawing a striking resemblance to the Tiananmen Square Massacre and the world needs to pay attention to those calling for democracy.

Duration:00:12:17

EP 64: Gun Violence - Stopping an Epidemic

8/7/2019
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America and Canada are both hit with gun violence this past week. In El Paso Texas, a white supremacist terrorist kills over 20 people at a Wal Mart. In Dayton Ohio a far-left extremist kills 8 people. In Toronto Ontario, 17 people are shot in 14 different incidents. We discuss the current gun climate, the issue with how things were handled and how we can better stop this epidemic.

Duration:00:18:12

EP 63: Vegan Activists and Bullying Antics

8/5/2019
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Vegan activists have taken to new methods to get their agenda across. Now, they are utilizing cyberbullying, lies and exaggeration to take down farmers. We discuss the irony of such an approach and why certain activists have crossed the line into hate groups.

Duration:00:12:01

EP 62: America Wants Canadian Prescription Drugs

8/2/2019
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The American government announces a proposal to allow their citizens to import prescription drugs from Canada due to high domestic prices. We discuss why this simultaneously acknowledges a deep-rooted issue and actively avoids doing anything to fix it.

Duration:00:11:10

EP 61: Should Diversity Overrule Merit at Medical School?

7/31/2019
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Canadian medical schools are revamping their application process to make a push for greater diversity. We discuss the difference between equality of opportunity versus outcome and why this proposal is set for disaster. Universities are meant to promote the best and brightest students, seemingly they are prepared to sacrifice this in the name of virtue signaling. The more desirable scenario where all students can achieve based on their own potential from grassroots change is cast aside for...

Duration:00:12:34

EP 60: Transgender Human Rights and Brazilian Waxes?

7/29/2019
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A man who identifies as a woman (Jessica Yaniv) testifies before the BC Human Rights Tribunal due to being refused Brazilian waxes from numerous salons. We discuss the absurdity of this claim, the issue with the current political climate surrounding transgenderism and how we can improve dialogue.

Duration:00:11:29

EP 59: Gender Differences In The Military (Feat. Gender Lab)

7/26/2019
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We are joined by Charlotte Duval-Lantoine from Gender Lab, Centre for International and Defence Policy (CIDP). We discuss the core differences between men and women in the Canadian Armed Forces by tackling the following questions and more. Do men and women need to be treated differently in the military? What obstacles uniquely face women in the armed forces? What are the challenges facing veterans? How big of a detriment is sexual misconduct to women entering the army? Which groups do mental...

Duration:00:57:54

EP 58: TFSA vs RRSP: Implications on Retirement [PART 2]

7/24/2019
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We are joined by Dr. Jonathan Farrar and Dr. Leslie Berger to followup on our previous discussion regarding their research paper titled “An Empirical Analysis of the Displacement Effect of TFSAs on RRSPs”. The primary discovery of every 1 percent increase in a TFSA contribution reduces an RRSP contribution by approximately 0.4 percent serves as our basis for this conversation. This time, we explore audience questions, delve deeper into implications and what the Canadian government can do to...

Duration:00:24:46

EP 57: Chaos in Hong Kong - Attacks on Protestors

7/22/2019
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The protest situation in Hong Kong continues to descend into chaos. A group of masked individuals attacked protestors and citizens on a subway line with bamboo sticks. Over 40 people were injured and one left in critical condition. We discuss the implications of the attack and what the Chinese government stands to gain.

Duration:00:13:47

EP 56: TFSA vs RRSP: Do Tax Free Savings Have Adverse Effects on Retirement? [PART 1]

7/19/2019
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We are joined by Dr. Lu Zhang to discuss a research paper titled “An Empirical Analysis of the Displacement Effect of TFSAs on RRSPs”. We explore topics regarding Tax Free Savings Accounts, Retirement Savings Plans and the relationship they have in terms of the ability for Canadians to retire. This portion of the discussion focuses on the sample and findings of the research. The primary discovery of every 1 percent increase in a TFSA contribution reduces an RRSP contribution by approximately...

Duration:00:23:12

EP 55: Violent Mentally Ill Inmate Cleared for College

7/17/2019
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Ontario’s top court has allowed a mentally ill individual who was responsible for a knife attack at Toronto’s military recruitment centre to be cleared to attend college. Given that the defendant plead insanity only 3 years ago for the crimes committed, this seems like a rash decision. We explore the inadequate justice system handling of mentally ill inmates and why introducing them unsupervised back into society can be disastrous.

Duration:00:12:33

EP 54: "Anti Fascist" Rally Targets Maxime Bernier

7/15/2019
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Maxime Bernier’s Peoples Party of Canada has an event shut down due to threats of violence from an “anti fascist” rally. Oddly enough, this rally was organized by a pro-communism organization. We explain why the charges of fascism are incorrect and question how a group can actively be supporters of a communist ideology.

Duration:00:12:57

EP 53: John McCallum, China's Bestfriend

7/12/2019
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The former ambassador to China, John McCallum, publicly announces that China should soften up on Canada to avoid the election of a conservative government. We discuss why this attempt at election interference provocation should be condemned but we also dive deeper. We analyze why McCallum would say this and why it seems likely he has another agenda.

Duration:00:13:35