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Former Canadian Minister of Industry and Health, The Honourable Tony Clement, investigates the complexities of Canadian and global political and economic systems and examines their effect on everyday Canadians.

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Russia’s Campaign of Terror

Russia’s Campaign of Terror

Tony welcomes Marcus Kolga, Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and an expert on east-European affairs, to discuss Russia’s ever-changing objectives in their invasion of Ukraine, and examine both Canada and NATO’s response to Russia’s actions.

Federal Budget and Other Economic News

Federal Budget and Other Economic News

Tony sits down with Thomas Caldwell, Chairman of Caldwell Securities Ltd., for his reaction to the 2022 Federal Budget. What did the government get right, and where were the missed opportunities?

The Great Pushback Has Begun

The Great Pushback Has Begun

Tony joins Catherine Swift, President of the Coalition of Concerned Manufacturers and Businesses of Canada, to discuss our natural resources sector, environmental theories, and green energy initiatives that may or may not be achievable.

The State of the Markets

The State of the Markets

Tony welcomes back Thomas Caldwell, Chairman of Caldwell Securities Ltd., to discuss the shock of war on global markets and ways to ease the weight of inflation on the average Canadian.

Contributing Factors to Record Inflation

Contributing Factors to Record Inflation

Tony welcomes Diana Furchtgott-Roth, an adjunct professor of economics at George Washington University, to give a historical perspective on Inflation, discuss the need for cooperation between Canada and the US, and assess how bad this could get for the average citizen.

Protect Yourself Against Scams

Protect Yourself Against Scams

Tony welcomes representatives from The Better Business Bureau, Simone Lis, President & CEO (Mainland, BC); Jessie St-Cyr, Communications Director; and Kristen Matthews, Marketing and Communications Manager, all here to discuss Fraud Prevention Month and their latest risk report on online scams.

Democratizing the Markets and Big Tech

Democratizing the Markets and Big Tech

Tony welcomes Glen Weyl, Founder of RadicalxChange, who offers some alternative ideas to ’top-down government involvement’ that is driving many modern market economies today.

Is Our Healthcare System on Life Support?

Is Our Healthcare System on Life Support?

Tony joins Dr. Jack Mintz, Distinguished Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, for an in-depth discussion on Canada’s distressed healthcare system and why now is the time to look at alternatives to fund it.

War, Supply, and Demand

War, Supply, and Demand

Tony welcomes Bill Reinsch, the Scholl Chair in International Business at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, to look at the strains on global trade relationships as the instability of war continues to create unpredictability in supply chains.

The War and Energy Markets

The War and Energy Markets

Tony joins Dr. Tammy Nemeth, host of ‘The Nemeth Report’, to discuss the short and long-term effects of War on the energy markets and what history should teach us about Canadian policy and its impact on the market.

Indigenous Rights Without Borders

Indigenous Rights Without Borders

Tony joins Dr. Dwight Newman, an expert in Indigenous Rights and a Professor of Law from the University of Saskatchewan, to unpack a blockbuster bill that allows indigenous groups to claim rights in any community, and creates more hoops for developers to jump through.

An Appropriate Response to Russia

An Appropriate Response to Russia

Tony welcomes Clifford Sosnow, partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, to discuss the sweeping sanctions on Russia and the short-term and long-term effects they will have on the global economy.

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Tony Clement

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Tony Clement

The Honourable Tony Clement has had a long and distinguished career, spanning four decades in politics, law, and business.

Tony was a long-standing member of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Cabinet (2006-2015). He served in a variety of senior roles including as Minister of Health, Industry, and as President of the Treasury Board. He was instrumental in creating the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and the Mental Health Commission, opening up the telecom market, crafting Canada’s digital and open data strategies, as well as balancing the federal budget.

Prior to federal politics Tony served in the cabinets of Ontario Premiers Mike Harris and Ernie Eves (1997-2003), taking leadership positions as Minister of Transportation, Minister of the Environment, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.

As a business entrepreneur he has led IT companies and has provided strategic advice both nationally and internationally. He continues to operate in international circles, with strong connections in the USA, UK, Europe, South America and Asia. He also currently hosts the podcast “And Another Thing”, with co-host Jodie Jenkins.