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
Reconciliation is Central To Canada’s Future
Aaron is joined by Karen Restoule, CEO at Shared Value Solutions, for an in-depth discussion on reconciliation and the importance of learning from our past treatment of Indigenous People
Making Sense of The Housing Market
Aaron welcomes Stephen Moranis, former President of the Toronto Real Estate Board, to discuss the cause of rising house prices and what can be done to make homes affordable again
Inflation, Finances, and the Federal Government
Aaron is joined by Jerome Gessaroli, Finance Professor at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and a Visiting Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, to discuss a number of wide-ranging economic topics including inflation, the size of the federal government, federal finances, and Canada’s economy overall
Freedom Convoy Retrospective
Aaron welcomes Malcolm Bird, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Winnipeg, to reflect on the events surrounding the Freedom Convoy protests in Ottawa earlier this year, and the way those events have impacted the political and sociological landscape in Canada.
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.