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The Brave Canada Podcast is hosted by Benjamin Berman, a former Liberal government staffer who recently escaped the Ottawa bubble and returned home to Vancouver. Like many Canadians, Benjamin is a pragmatic centrist—someone who identifies as being fiscally conservative and socially liberal. On the podcast, Benjamin talks about issues facing Canada today with common sense insights and clear analysis.

The Brave Canada Podcast is hosted by Benjamin Berman, a former Liberal government staffer who recently escaped the Ottawa bubble and returned home to Vancouver. Like many Canadians, Benjamin is a pragmatic centrist—someone who identifies as being fiscally conservative and socially liberal. On the podcast, Benjamin talks about issues facing Canada today with common sense insights and clear analysis.
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The Brave Canada Podcast is hosted by Benjamin Berman, a former Liberal government staffer who recently escaped the Ottawa bubble and returned home to Vancouver. Like many Canadians, Benjamin is a pragmatic centrist—someone who identifies as being fiscally conservative and socially liberal. On the podcast, Benjamin talks about issues facing Canada today with common sense insights and clear analysis.

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@bravecanada

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English


Episodes

Episode 7: The story of peoplekind – “Who the fuck cares?”

2/16/2018
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After a young women was rambling on for several minutes about her church and “God the mother,” Justin Trudeau tried to take back control of his town hall by making a dumb joke, and the great ‘peoplekind’ controversy was born. Benjamin Berman discusses why it’s all so stupid and a perfect example of conservatives’ propensity […]

Duration:00:23:32

Episode 6: #MeToo movement hits Canadian politics – “This type of shit needs to stop”

2/5/2018
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The #MeToo movement has hit the world of Canadian politics, as a reckoning would seem to be at hand for those who have abused their political authority and influence to engage in acts of sexual assault or harassment. Benjamin Berman discusses some of the allegations that have shaken the corridors of power in this country, and why […]

Duration:00:30:44

Episode 5: Trudeau Town Halls – “Are you done? Thank you”

1/19/2018
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Despite facing the biggest controversy of his term in the wake of ethics commissioner’s report, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is responding to unvetted questions from Canadians at several town hall events across Canada. Benjamin Berman shares his views on why Trudeau should be applauded for this, especially when considering how the last prime minister operated. […]

Duration:00:28:09

Episode 4: “MP doesn’t stand for mean and petulant”

12/20/2017
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Canadians of all political persuasions don’t like the incessant heckling that goes on in the House of Commons during Question Period, yet many MPs still insist on doing it. Benjamin Berman discusses why he thinks Members of Parliament who heckle are not only being childish, but also totally disrespectful to Canadians.

Duration:00:29:09

Episode 3: “What the hell is wrong with these people?!”

12/11/2017
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There’s a lot of impassioned hatred and vitriolic rage directed at Justin Trudeau coming from Canadians on the right. Benjamin Berman turns to what the academic research and experts can tell us to get a better understanding of why so many conservatives have this irrational hostility toward the prime minister.

Duration:00:32:11

Episode 2: “Ouch, that’s my money!”

12/2/2017
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On the second episode of the podcast, Benjamin Berman talks about the Liberal government’s announced $5.6-million Canada 150 ice rink on Parliament Hill, and why it’s a bad idea and fiscally irresponsible. Benjamin also explains why he thinks those who are generally supportive of the Liberal government should be the first ones to speak out […]

Duration:00:18:55

Episode 1: “In a university, all perspectives are valid”

11/25/2017
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Welcome to the first episode of The Brave Canada Podcast. In this initial episode, Benjamin Berman weighs in on the controversy that was sparked by Lindsey Shepard, the graduate student and teaching assistant at Wilfrid Laurier University who was reprimanded by her supervising professor for playing a video featuring Jordan Peterson, the outspoken and controversial […]

Duration:00:31:05