Our Canada - Our Future

As Canada continues to develop and grow, Canadian policies do much to steer the ship. Everyone seems to have an opinion on certain issues, but understanding the policies being put forth are not always clear to the public. What do these current and new policies actually mean for Canadians’ everyday lives? What are the legal implications? How will these policies translate into the experience of ordinary residents of Canada? Bringing clarity to the conversation comes an intellectual and sophisticated new series, Our Canada, Our Future. Host Aaron Wudrick is here to share his experienced insights into Canadian policies, legally dissecting them to help Canadians discover their implications and impact on their lives.

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Latest Episodes

Canada’s New Indo-Pacific Strategy

Canada’s New Indo-Pacific Strategy

Aaron is joined by Carlo Dade, Director at the Canada West Foundation, to discuss the recent release of Canada’s new foreign policy approach focusing on Asis, known as the Indo-Pacific Strategy.

Revisiting MAID

Revisiting MAID

Aaron speaks with Yuan Yi Zhu, Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, to offer a broad view of Canada’s experiment with Medical Assistance In Dying (MAID).

Falling Trust in the Media

Falling Trust in the Media

Aaron speaks with Terry Newman, Lecturer at McGill University, to discuss the ongoing trend of decreasing levels of trust in the media, both in Canada and worldwide.

Bill C-11 & Defined Canadian Content

Bill C-11 & Defined Canadian Content

Aaron welcomes Dr. Irene Berkowitz, Senior Policy Fellow at Audience Lab, to discuss Bill C-11, also known as the Online Streaming Act.

Canada’s Falling Fertility Rates

Canada’s Falling Fertility Rates

Aaron speaks with Rahim Mohamed, a freelance writer affiliated with the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, to explain the issue of decreasing fertility rates across Canada, and why this is a topic that’s not being frequently discussed in public.

The “Viewpoint Diversity Crisis” in Universities

The “Viewpoint Diversity Crisis” in Universities

Aaron is joined by Zacharay Patterson, an Associate Professor of Engineering at Concordia University, to discuss his co-authored paper exploring hostile climates for political minorities in post-secondary institutions, both in Canada and worldwide.

Canada’s Relationship With the Monarchy

Canada’s Relationship With the Monarchy

Aaron welcomes Ben Woodfinden, Executive Director of Advocates For The Rule of Law, to discuss the role of the monarchy in Canada and why it is so important.

Pandemic Restrictions & Public Trust

Pandemic Restrictions & Public Trust

Aaron welcomes Kevin Bardosh. Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Washington, for a discussion of the negative impact of vaccine mandates and pandemic restrictions.

The Canadian System for Blood Plasma Donation

The Canadian System for Blood Plasma Donation

Aaron welcomes Peter Jaworski, Associate Professor of Ethics at Georgetown University, to discuss the Canadian political debate over compensation for collecting blood plasma.

Critical Race Theory in Canada

Critical Race Theory in Canada

Aaron speaks with Jamil Jivani, Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, to discuss the presence of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in Canada, its roots in academia, and the ways in which it can cause irrefutable harm in our country

 

The 2022 Papal Visit & Apology

The 2022 Papal Visit & Apology

Aaron welcomes Melissa Mbarki, Policy Analyst at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, to discuss the Pope’s recent trip to Canada, as well as the apology he conveyed, on behalf of the Catholic church, for the impacts of the Residential School System on Canada’s Indigenous and First Nations communities

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Aaron is joined by Dr. Balkan Devlin and Marcus Kolga, Senior Fellows at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, and Dr. Yevgeniya Gaber, Foreign Policy Analyst and Senior Fellow at the Centre in Modern Turkish Studies at Carleton University. They discuss Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, how long it’s predicted to last, and whether Canada has done enough to aid and support Ukraine throughout this war

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Aaron Wudrick

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Aaron Wudrick

Aaron Wudrick is a lawyer and the Director of MLI’s Domestic Policy Program. A graduate of the University of Waterloo (economics and political science) and the University of Western Ontario (law), he practiced litigation in his native Kitchener, Ontario, and then corporate law with a major international law firm in London, Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi, before returning to Canada to work as a political consultant and lobbyist. Prior to joining MLI, he spent six years as the national spokesperson for a prominent non-profit advocacy group. He lives in Ottawa.

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