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
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
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
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
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
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
What Can Be Done About Inflation?
Aaron speaks with Philip Cross, Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, to discuss growing inflation, asset price inflation, and the Bank of Canada’s failure to act quickly and to follow their sole mandate of keeping inflation at 2%
Controversy Over An Anti-Hate Tool Kit
Aaron welcomes Jamie Sarkonak, a freelance columnist with The National Post, to explain the controversies surrounding the Government of Canada and the Canadian Anti-Hate Network launch of an Anti-Hate toolkit for Canadian schools
The Government Approach To Internet Regulation
Aaron welcomes Peter Menzies, former commissioner at CRTC, to discuss a bill that would regulate Canadian online viewing habits, and Bill C-18, that addresses compensation for online news outlets
Natural Resources and Indigenous Communities
Aaron welcomes Dr. Chris Sankey, Senior Fellow with the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, to discuss environmental activism, and how it is hurting indigenous people in Canada
Energy Security & Critical Minerals
Aaron is joined by Heather Exner-Pirot, Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, to talk about the importance of Canada maintaining security with regard to its energy supply, and its critical minerals for the purposes of Green Technology
Canada’s Ban on Huawei & ZTE
Aaron speaks with Dr. Charles Burton, Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, to discuss the Liberal government’s decision to ban two Chinese technology companies, Huawei and ZTE, from accessing Canada’s 5G wireless network
Meet The Host
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.