Our Nation Today

Host K.R. Davidson is joined by some of Canada’s leading voices on justice, politics, and social issues in this daily news commentary, as they break down the biggest stories of the day and provide the viewer an opportunity to properly consider the issues that affect us all.

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Our Nation Today | A Historical Moment for Canada

Our Nation Today | A Historical Moment for Canada

On Our Nation Today, K.R. and Rachael discuss Mary Simon’s Historic Appointment As Canada’s 30th Governor-General and How COVID-19 Has Changed Our Perception Of Long Term Care Facilities.

Our Nation Today | Olympic Athlete Quanesha Burks Dreamed Of the Olympics While Working at McDonald’s

Our Nation Today | Olympic Athlete Quanesha Burks Dreamed Of the Olympics While Working at McDonald’s

On Our Nation Today, KR and Rachael discuss US border openings, Net 0 natural gas development, Olympic athlete expose, and the fallout of the Haitian presidential assassination.

Our Nation Today | Heatwave Hits Western Canada

Our Nation Today | Heatwave Hits Western Canada

KR and Nathaniel look at the story behind the headlines, including a Canada-wide survey on the pandemic, a heatwave and drought in the Prairies, a look at a federal benefit for victims of crime, and a crackdown on the free press in Hong Kong.

Our Nation Today | Canada Day

Our Nation Today | Canada Day

KR and Nathaniel look at the story behind the headlines, including looking at Canada today, Canada’s history, and Canada’s future potential.

Our Nation Today | Poll Looks at Pandemic Restrictions and Reactions

Our Nation Today | Poll Looks at Pandemic Restrictions and Reactions

KR and Nathaniel look at the story behind the headlines, including a poll on Canadians and their reactions to restrictions and responses, tensions between Parliament and the executive, the CRA and tax evasion, and how Lebanon’s ongoing financial and economic crisis is hurting the elderly.

Our Nation Today | Inflation Concerns in U.S. and Canada

Our Nation Today | Inflation Concerns in U.S. and Canada

 KR and Nathaniel look at the story behind the headlines, including a new survey on a refugee program, elevator music in Quebec, inflation concerns in the U.S. and Canada, and an indictment against a pro-Kurdish political party in Turkey.

 

Our Nation Today | Greenpeace Apologizes for Dangerous Protest

Our Nation Today | Greenpeace Apologizes for Dangerous Protest

KR and Nathaniel look at the story behind the headlines including new members to the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians, the Western Premiers Conference, Nicaragua and condemnation from the OAS, and a Greenpeace protest gone wrong.

Our Nation Today | Canada Makes Climate Change Commitments at G7

Our Nation Today | Canada Makes Climate Change Commitments at G7

KR and Nathaniel look at the story behind the headlines, including calls for a federal framework on fully vaccinated Canadians, climate change commitments, the future of remote work, and the ICC and the Philippines.

Our Nation Today | Restaurants Call for Permanently Lower Delivery App Fees

Our Nation Today | Restaurants Call for Permanently Lower Delivery App Fees

KR and Nathaniel look at the story behind the headlines, including Canada and the G7 Summit, Ontario and the ‘notwithstanding’ clause, restaurants and delivery app fees, and finally NATO and space.

Our Nation Today | Air Canada Executives Donate Bonuses

Our Nation Today | Air Canada Executives Donate Bonuses

KR and Nathaniel look at the story behind the headlines, including Canada’s Digital Services Tax and a G7 tax decision, consternation around Air Canada’s bonus compensation, El Salvador’s potential move to make Bitcoin legal tender, and Nigeria’s Twitter ban.

Our Nation Today | Canada’s National Life Expectancy Falls

Our Nation Today | Canada’s National Life Expectancy Falls

KR and Nathaniel look at the story behind the headlines including a report by Statistics Canada finding the national life expectancy has declined, the value of defence exports falls, the world’s largest meat processing plant gets back to work, and the ASEAN looks to appoint a special envoy to Myanmar.

Our Nation Today | Canada’s Residential School Deaths

Our Nation Today | Canada’s Residential School Deaths

KR and Nathaniel look at the story behind the headlines, including calls for more resources to be dedicated to Indigenous deaths in residential schools, scrutiny and climate bill C-12, Intergenerational Day, and New Zealand’s entrance into NASA’s Artemis Accords.

Our Nation Today | Most Canadians Happy to Work From Home

Our Nation Today | Most Canadians Happy to Work From Home

KR and Nathaniel look at the story behind the headlines, including a poll on working from home, E.I. challenges, the politics around the U.S. Capitol Hill riot, and an investigation into the origins of COVID-19.

Our Nation Today | U.S. Sours On Canadian Dairy

Our Nation Today | U.S. Sours On Canadian Dairy

KR and Nathaniel look at the story behind the headlines, including irresponsible elections, shifts to grocery habits, dairy disputes with the U.S., and calls for the Tokyo Olympics to be cancelled.

Our Nation Today | Universities and the Chinese Government

Our Nation Today | Universities and the Chinese Government

K.R. and Nathaniel look at the story behind the headlines, including a report by the Bank of Canada, a legal case over plastic and a ‘toxic’ designation, the Ontario Superior Court rules Iran committed terrorism and the ceasefire between Hamas and Israel.

Our Nation Today | Is Plastic a Toxic Substance?

Our Nation Today | Is Plastic a Toxic Substance?

K.R. and Nathaniel look at the story behind the headlines, including a report by the Bank of Canada, a legal case over plastic and a ‘toxic’ designation, the Ontario Superior Court rules Iran committed terrorism, and the ceasefire between Hamas and Israel.

Our Nation Today | Is Poutine Part of Canada’s Intangible Cultural Heritage?

Our Nation Today | Is Poutine Part of Canada’s Intangible Cultural Heritage?

K.R. and Nathaniel look at the story behind the headlines, including the opioid crisis, poutine’s status, Centerra’s gold mine in the Kyrgyz Republic, and violence in the Sahel.

Our Nation Today | Human Rights Coalition Calls for 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games Boycott

Our Nation Today | Human Rights Coalition Calls for 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games Boycott

K.R. and Nathaniel look at the story behind the headlines including language laws in Quebec, ‘tree poaching’ in B.C., a new Heritage Minute about insulin, and a proposed boycott to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

Our Nation Today | Human Rights Coalition Calls for 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games Boycott

Our Nation Today | Human Rights Coalition Calls for 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games Boycott

K.R. and Nathaniel look at the story behind the headlines including language laws in Quebec, ‘tree poaching’ in B.C., a new Heritage Minute about Insulin, and a proposed boycott to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

Our Nation Today | Federal Government Takes Position on Line 5

Our Nation Today | Federal Government Takes Position on Line 5

K.R. and Nathaniel look at the story behind the headlines, including the federal government’s action on the Line 5 pipeline, languishing jury reform, violence in Israel, and a report on fake accounts fueling the rise of Chinese state social media.

Our Nation Today | Bill C-10 Update

Our Nation Today | Bill C-10 Update

K.R. and Nathaniel look at the story behind the headlines, including Bill C-10, a new report reviews the status of ‘Structured Intervention Units’, bank satisfaction ratings, and a report on the Yazidi genocide.

Our Nation Today | Pilot Shortage in the RCAF

Our Nation Today | Pilot Shortage in the RCAF

K.R. and Nathaniel unpack the story behind the headlines, including universities and vaccine passports, lobster fishing rights in Nova Scotia, a pilot shortage in the RCAF, and more on the cyberattack that shut down a major U.S. pipeline.

Our Nation Today | An Election Bill, Line 5, Cryptocurrencies, and Facebook

Our Nation Today | An Election Bill, Line 5, Cryptocurrencies, and Facebook

K.R. and Nathaniel unpack the stories behind the headlines, including the Liberals stalled election bill, the Line-5 shutdown, the rise of cryptocurrency, and the final verdict on Donald Trump’s Facebook ban.

Our Nation Today | Opposition Leader Demands PM Fire Chief of Staff

Our Nation Today | Opposition Leader Demands PM Fire Chief of Staff

KR and Nathaniel unpack the stories behind the headlines, including possible legal action against the CRA, growing pressure on the Prime Minister to fire his Chief of Staff, a new STEM mentorship program for Indigenous youth, and growing terrorist activity in the Sahel.

Our Nation Today | Apple Facing Allegations of Anti-Competitive Behavior

Our Nation Today | Apple Facing Allegations of Anti-Competitive Behavior

K.R. Davidson and Nathaniel Dueck discuss news and current events of national interest.

Our Nation This Week 07.21.20

Our Nation This Week 07.21.20

Chaplain Wendell Gibbs is a guest on Our Nation This Week to discuss racism in both the US and Canada since the murder of George Floyd.

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K.R. Davidson

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K.R. Davidson

K.R. Davidson is a lawyer and a business leader who has a broad array of experience that enables him to navigate the most pressing questions important to Canadians. K.R. served as a police officer in the Niagara Region for ten years and thereafter transitioned into a career as a lawyer. He has a LL. B. from Queen’s University and practised as a litigator on Bay Street. He has also served as an Assistant Crown Attorney with the Downtown Toronto Crown Attorney’s office.

K.R. has successfully operated several businesses and has served in senior management positions, including acting as General Counsel. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg-Schulich (Northwestern University and York University) joint executive MBA program. K.R. is a leader in the faith community and serves on various non-profit boards. In addition, K.R. is involved with the Christian Legal Fellowship, a national organization that, among other things, intervenes in matters relating to the fundamental freedoms of Canadians.

K.R. currently practises as a litigator in a private practice.