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Hosted by Senator Pamela Wallin, No Nonsense brings you a conversation with people making a difference. No filter, no spin, no nonsense.
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Three perspectives on MAiD: 81-year old advocate Ron Posno, Darrel Bricker on the growing number of Canadians who want choice, and Jocelyn Downie, professor of law and medicine on where we go now as the debate on Bill C-7 continues. Follow Pamela Wallin on Social Media:https://twitter.com/NoNonsensePWhttps://twitter.com/SenatorWallinhttps://www.facebook.com/SenPamelaWallin/
Covid-19 has literally shredded Canada’s decades-old aviation policy – with industry leaders talking about the rebuild taking years, not months.  International travel restrictions keep piling up, regional routes have either been cancelled or cut back to a trickle – all under the shadow of a sector heavily influenced by politics and regional disparities. And now with Air Canada approved to take over Air Transat the changes just keep piling up. Who better to have on  the Monthly to cut through all the dismal data than two industry legends who collectively over the years have quite literally lived through it allDonald J. Carty, former Chair of Porter AirlinesMr. Carty worked for Air Canada, the Canadian Pacific Railway and American Airlines where he became CEO in 1998. Following the September 11 attacks, he led the largest corporate restructuring outside of bankruptcy in US history.  In 2006 his active engagement in the Canadian aviation sector returned with the appointment of Chair to both Virgin America and Toronto-based Porter Airlines. Mr. Carty has also been recognized for his work on a number of corporate and not-for-profit boards and in 2002 he was made an officer of the Order of Canada.Joe Sparling, President and CEO of Air North, Yukon’s AirlineJoe Sparling co-founded Air North in 1977. The Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation were one of the first Canadian First Nations to achieve a land claims settlement with self-governing authority, and they identified the airline that provided a lifeline to their community of Old Crow, as a strategic investment. In 2000 the First Nation used a portion of their settlement dollars to purchase Tom Wood’s interest in the company. Subsequently other Yukoners invested in the airline as well and today, almost one in fifteen Yukoners holds an equity or an employment stake in the company. Covid-19 has been a challenge for all airlines, especially regional carriers, but Air North, Yukon’s Airline has a plan for survival.Follow Pamela Wallin on Social Media:https://twitter.com/NoNonsensePWhttps://twitter.com/SenatorWallinhttps://www.facebook.com/SenPamelaWallin/Music in this podcast is used under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC3.0 Licensehttps://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chad_Crouch/Motion/Life_And_Timeshttps://www.soundofpicture.com/
The Team at the University of Alberta is on the cusp of a cure for diabetes - all diabetes! Dr. James Shapiro, groundbreaking surgeon and researcher dives deep into the mindset it takes to teach stem cells how to save more than 400 million lives.HEADing to 2022 (Help Eliminate All Diabetes) is a grassroots organization aiming to raise 22 million dollars by 2022 to fund research for a cure to diabetes such as Dr. Shapiro's.To learn more and to participate in the Snow Angel Challenge fundraiser, head over to: https://www.headingto2022.com/ Follow Pamela Wallin on Social Media:https://twitter.com/NoNonsensePWhttps://twitter.com/SenatorWallinhttps://www.facebook.com/SenPamelaWallin/Learn more about Dr. Shapiro's team: https://www.drifcan.com/
Vaccines will not only save lives, but are also the key to ignite our economic recovery. The Honourable Perrin Beatty, president and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and former cabinet minister, discusses how a rocky vaccine roll out and unpredictable policy-making is hurting the Canadian economy. We take a critical look at Canada’s failure to instate a national pandemic strategy from the beginning of the crisis and how inconsistent provincial re-openings and lockdowns are impacting small businesses. Hon. Perrin Beatty asks: When we reach a new normal, will Canada roll over and go back to sleep, or will this pandemic be a wake up call to better strategize for future crisis recovery?Find Perrin Beatty on Social Media:https://twitter.com/PerrinBeattyLearn more about the Canadian Chamber of Commerce:https://twitter.com/CdnChamberofCom https://www.facebook.com/watch/CdnChamberofCom/ Follow Pamela Wallin on Social Media:https://twitter.com/NoNonsensePWhttps://twitter.com/SenatorWallinhttps://www.facebook.com/SenPamelaWallin/Music in this podcast is used under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC3.0 Licensehttps://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chad_Crouch/Motion/Life_And_Timeshttps://www.soundofpicture.com/
Pulling no punches on how to fix the law! The practitioner’s perspective on Medical Assistance in Dying from Drs. Stefanie Green and Lilian Thorpe as they guide us through the realities of assessing  patients and providing MAiD for those in need.Follow Pamela Wallin on Social Media:https://twitter.com/NoNonsensePWhttps://twitter.com/SenatorWallinhttps://www.facebook.com/SenPamelaWallin/Music in this podcast is used under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC3.0 Licensehttps://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chad_Crouch/Motion/Life_And_Timeshttps://www.soundofpicture.com/
If we have a right to a proud life, then why not in death as well. As experts debate Medical Assistance in dying, we give voice to a man living through it. Ron Posno, a MAID advocate and a likely Alzheimer’s patient, on his quest for the right to die with dignity.Follow Pamela Wallin on Social Media:https://twitter.com/NoNonsensePWhttps://twitter.com/SenatorWallinhttps://www.facebook.com/SenPamelaWallin/Music in this podcast is used under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC3.0 Licensehttps://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chad_Crouch/Motion/Life_And_Timeshttps://www.soundofpicture.com/
Canada’s vaccine roll out is rocky. The former GlaxoSmithKline CEO Paul Lucas on why the early warning signs were missed and the importance of Canada having its own drug manufacturing capacity.Follow Pamela Wallin on Social Media:https://twitter.com/NoNonsensePWhttps://twitter.com/SenatorWallinhttps://www.facebook.com/SenPamelaWallin/Music in this podcast is used under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC3.0 Licensehttps://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chad_Crouch/Motion/Life_And_Timeshttps://www.soundofpicture.com/
The author of two stunning books… The Claws of the Panda and the Restoring Democracy in an Age of Populism and Pestilence will make you rethink political participation, our COVID response and China’s dangerous campaign of influence and intimidation.Follow Pamela Wallin on Social Media:https://twitter.com/NoNonsensePWhttps://twitter.com/SenatorWallinhttps://www.facebook.com/SenPamelaWallin/Music in this podcast is used under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC3.0 Licensehttps://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chad_Crouch/Motion/Life_And_Timeshttps://www.soundofpicture.com/
In this edition of the Government Analytics webinar series on the Covid economy, I sit down with renown Saskatchewanian Janice MacKinnon and Ontario Financial Accountability Officer Peter Weltman on the provincial and municipal debt loads facing our country. Many thanks, as always to Greg MacDougall and Steve Saunders for organizing these important conversations.Janice MacKinnon is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a member of the Order of Canada. When serving as Finance Minister, Saskatchewan became the first government in Canada to balance its budget in the 1990s. Dr. MacKinnon is currently on the Advisory board of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and serves on the Board of Governors of the University of Alberta.Peter Weltman was appointed as the Financial Accountability Officer for the province of Ontario in May 2018. Prior, Peter spent many years in Ottawa working for various departments in the federal government including the Parliamentary Budget Office. He serves as the past President of the Canadian Chapter of the International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICEEA).Follow Pamela Wallin on Social Media:https://twitter.com/NoNonsensePWhttps://twitter.com/SenatorWallinhttps://www.facebook.com/SenPamelaWallin/Music in this podcast is used under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC3.0 Licensehttps://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chad_Crouch/Motion/Life_And_Timeshttps://www.soundofpicture.com/
David MacNaughton changed politics, polling and public affairs. He speaks truth to power- and podcasts! Our former Ambassador to Washington on THE relationship  -from Trump to Biden …a rare look from the inside! Follow Pamela Wallin on Social Media:https://twitter.com/NoNonsensePWhttps://twitter.com/SenatorWallinhttps://www.facebook.com/SenPamelaWallin/Music in this podcast is used under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC3.0 Licensehttps://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chad_Crouch/Motion/Life_And_Timeshttps://www.soundofpicture.com/
Fly me to the moon... great song and music to the ears of Canadian astronauts who will be doing just that. We explore the ethics of privatizing space and the new space race with science writer and self declared  space junkie Elizabeth Howell.Follow Pamela Wallin on Social Media:https://twitter.com/NoNonsensePWhttps://twitter.com/SenatorWallinhttps://www.facebook.com/SenPamelaWallin/Elizabeth Howell Online:https://twitter.com/howellspace/https://elizabethhowell.ca/Music in this podcast is used under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC3.0 Licensehttps://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chad_Crouch/Motion/Life_And_Timeshttps://www.soundofpicture.com/
Western Canada punches way above it's weight when it comes to paying the country's bills. But too often Ottawa turns a blind eye.Gary Mar, CEO of Canada West Foundation on  finding the middle ground between energy and environmental  imperatives.Follow Pamela Wallin on Social Media:https://twitter.com/NoNonsensePWhttps://twitter.com/SenatorWallinhttps://www.facebook.com/SenPamelaWallin/Canada West Online:https://twitter.com/CanadaWestFdnhttps://cwf.ca/Music in this podcast is used under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC3.0 Licensehttps://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chad_Crouch/Motion/Life_And_Timeshttps://www.soundofpicture.com/
To celebrate the holiday season, a candid conversation with musical legend and a long-time friend about his new 'protest' songs (or as he calls them, reality checks!) and his very personal take on the importance of connection in this time of crisis. Follow Pamela Wallin on Social Media:https://twitter.com/NoNonsensePWhttps://twitter.com/SenatorWallinhttps://www.facebook.com/SenPamelaWallin/Music in this podcast is used under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC3.0 Licensehttps://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chad_Crouch/Motion/Life_And_Timeshttps://www.soundofpicture.com/
Roger Martin, Professor Emeritus at U of T’s Rotman School of Management and prolific business management author discusses the virtues of thinking outside of economic efficiency.Follow Pamela Wallin on Social Media:https://twitter.com/NoNonsensePWhttps://twitter.com/SenatorWallinhttps://www.facebook.com/SenPamelaWallin/Roger Martin online:https://twitter.com/RogerLMartinhttps://rogerlmartin.com/Music in this podcast is used under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC3.0 Licensehttps://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chad_Crouch/Motion/Life_And_Timeshttps://www.soundofpicture.com/
How does Canada stand up to a superpower willing to break the rules? Former Chinese ambassador and public servant David Mulroney provides thoughtful advice for governments everywhere.Follow Pamela Wallin on Social Media:https://twitter.com/NoNonsensePWhttps://twitter.com/SenatorWallinhttps://www.facebook.com/SenPamelaWallin/David Mulroney online:https://twitter.com/David_Mulroneyhttps://munkschool.utoronto.ca/profile/mulroney-david/Music in this podcast is used under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC3.0 Licensehttps://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chad_Crouch/Motion/Life_And_Timeshttps://www.soundofpicture.com/
How are Saskatchewan small businesses and universities managing as Covid case numbers rise in the Prairies? Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce's Steve McLellan joins us again after an optimistic summer and in Part 2, the University of Regina's Hill and Levine Business Schools' Gina Grandy on the innovative rethinking taking place in campuses across the country as they adapt to the new normal. Follow Pamela Wallin on Social Media:https://twitter.com/NoNonsensePWhttps://twitter.com/SenatorWallinhttps://www.facebook.com/SenPamelaWallin/Steve McLellan:https://twitter.com/SkChamberSteveDr. Gina Grandy:https://twitter.com/Hill_Levenehttps://www.uregina.ca/business/faculty-staff/faculty/grandy_gina.htmlMusic in this podcast is used under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC3.0 Licensehttps://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chad_Crouch/Motion/Life_And_Timeshttps://www.soundofpicture.com/
This holiday season, why not support businesses operated by veterans who have successfully transitioned into civilian life? Kathleen Kilgour from Prince's Trust Canada explains Operation Entrepreneur and the over 400 veteran business at BuyVeteran.caFollow Pamela Wallin on Social Media:https://twitter.com/NoNonsensePWhttps://twitter.com/SenatorWallinhttps://www.facebook.com/SenPamelaWallin/BuyVeterans program:https://www.princesoperationentrepreneur.ca/canadian-veteran-business-directoryhttps://twitter.com/PrincesTrustCAMusic in this podcast is used under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC3.0 Licensehttps://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chad_Crouch/Motion/Life_And_Timeshttps://www.soundofpicture.com/
What does the future of Canada's energy industry look like? How will increases in the carbon tax affect your bottom line? Former Liberal MP and 'Gas Price Wizard' Dan McTeague on the price of trendy environmental policies.Follow Pamela Wallin on Social Media:https://twitter.com/NoNonsensePWhttps://twitter.com/SenatorWallinhttps://www.facebook.com/SenPamelaWallin/http://governmentanalytics.ca/index.phpMusic in this podcast is used under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC3.0 Licensehttps://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chad_Crouch/Motion/Life_And_Timeshttps://www.soundofpicture.com/
Former public servant and academic Don Drummond sits down to talk, among other things, about his new report on the economics of Canada's aging population. Hosted By Greg MacDougall and Steve Saunders of Government Analytics Inc.The Ageing Well report can be found here: https://www.queensu.ca/sps/sites/webpublish.queensu.ca.spswww/files/files/Publications/Ageing%20Well%20Report%20-%20November%202020.pdfFollow Pamela Wallin on Social Media:https://twitter.com/NoNonsensePWhttps://twitter.com/SenatorWallinhttps://www.facebook.com/SenPamelaWallin/http://governmentanalytics.ca/index.phpMusic in this podcast is used under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC3.0 Licensehttps://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chad_Crouch/Motion/Life_And_Timeshttps://www.soundofpicture.com/
With Covid cases peaking across the country and conflicting news on the progress of a vaccine, Dr. Gerdts gives some clear, honest answers on where Canada's at with trials, supply and testing.Follow Pamela Wallin on Social Media:https://twitter.com/NoNonsensePWhttps://twitter.com/SenatorWallinhttps://www.facebook.com/SenPamelaWallin/VIDO-InterVac online:https://twitter.com/VIDOInterVachttps://www.vido.org/Music in this podcast is used under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC3.0 Licensehttps://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chad_Crouch/Motion/Life_And_Timeshttps://www.soundofpicture.com/
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