For this week’s episode, we take the ‘lightning round’ approach – with a bunch of quick takes on interesting political topics. For Global politics, we talk about the election in France and what it portends for the free-world more generally. For US politics, we quickly gab about the increasing divide amongst Senators in Supreme Court nominations. For Federal politics, we talk about the .5% rate hike, as well at the seemingly unstoppable rise of Pierre Polievre. Finally, we catch our breath and soberly review the Ides of Spring, with a review on Jason Kenney’s closing pitch to UCP members as his leadership review gets under way.
For report this week, Mike read (with his ears) Power, Prime Ministers and the Press by Robert Lewis (former editor of Macleans), which (kind of) chronicles the history of political journalism in Canada.
Things We Referenced During the Show – AKA Show Notes
BookReport – Power, Prime Ministers and the Press by Robert Lewis