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Tara Mahoney and Kate Reeve, two young Canadian voters, are embarking on a journey of knowledge and exploration in an effort to decide who they will vote for in upcoming Canadian elections. Follow them in a weekly podcast as they tackle election issues with experts and other young people.
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Tara and four friends break down the Green, Liberal, and NDP party platforms and talk about their voting decision for October 21. They also share the astrological charts of the four party leaders, because that is obviously a very important measure for success in any government.CORRECTION: at one point, Tara says “500 new affordable housing units” when describing the NDP platform - this is supposed to be 500,000 new housing units!!CBC Platform Comparison Tool - https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/elections/federal/2019/party-platforms/
Taylor Scollon, co-founder of North99, helps Tara to break down the Green Party platform to help you make your election decision on October 21st. Follow North99 on Twitter and Instagram to stay up today with the latest progressive news in Canada, and subscribe to their Canada Elections Podcast to get in-dept analysis on the most important issues this election.Resources:CBC Platform Comparison Tool - https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/elections/federal/2019/party-platforms/North99 - https://north99.org/
Tara and Kate McQuade, the woman behind the Marxist meme account jean.paul.fartre, review the highlights of the Liberal Party Platform.Resources: https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/elections/federal/2019/party-platforms/ 
Tara and Jasmine Smikle talk about Jagmeet Singh and review the highlights of the NDP platform. They are joined by special SPECIAL guest Kate Reeve, who provides the vital Gen Z perspective. Tara would like to personally apologize for the sound issues for… a majority of the epsiode… this isn’t her first pod, but it SURE sounds like it!!Resources: https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/elections/federal/2019/party-platforms/
Tara and the beautiful boys of Do You Queer What I Queer dive into the highlights of the Conservative Party platform. This is part one of a five-part series which will explore each of the major party platforms in an effort to help you make your decision in the upcoming Canadian election on October 21.Resources:Where, when, how to vote: https://www.elections.ca The Conservative Party Platform: https://www.andrewscheer.ca/en/platform 
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Rally for Education

2019-04-1100:27:08

In this episode, Kate and Tara talk about some important news items from the last week, including the statement the Daughters of the Voice made in turning their backs on Justin Trudeau in in parliament, the upcoming Alberta election, and the new policy measures (read: cuts) Doug Ford has put in place which took effect on April 1st. Kate interviews her mother and aunt, both teachers, after the education rally on Queen's Park, and we learn about the how Ford's education cuts have put our public school system in a precarious situation.
 Tara talks with guest co-host Mollie Anderson, director of communications for Canadians for Clean Prosperity, about carbon pricing, climate change, and what governments and consumers can do to reduce the impacts of global warming. They also play CFM with neoconservative policy ideas and touch on the SNC Lavalin story to give you an idea of WTF is happening there. 
Kate and Tara discuss Canadian healthcare through the lens of the recent buzz about the Ontario Progressive Conservative plan to privatize parts of the Ontario healthcare system. Guest Chaviva Manson-Singer, master’s student of public health policy at the University of Toronto, help the co-hosts talk about healthcare policy and the social determinants of health. The three also talk about the Jody Wilson-Raybould/SNC-Lavalin story, the new PC policy regarding support for children with autism, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's “Green New Deal.”
Tara and Kate go over the second part of their “Canadian Federal Elections 101” coverage, in which they talk about the election process and how a party leader can become Primer Minister. They also talk about the recent cuts to tuition and student loans in Ontario and why they matter. For news this week, the two co-hosts talk US government shutdown, the current situation in Venezuela, the recent federal Conservative fundraising successes, and a new program encouraging rural communities to take in immigrants.
Tara and Kate are BACK with a primer on Canadian federal elections in anticipation of October's contest for Canada's next PM! They give a quick update on the state of Canadian politics now, laugh at their own jokes, and give a taste of what's to come. HUGE thank to Aidan Mahoney who worked into the wee hours of the morning to create our new theme music! U da GOAT.
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