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Former political staffers Sam Andrey, Chris Martin, Alvin Tedjo, Garima Talwar-Kapoor and Alexi White used to give advice to Ontario cabinet ministers. Join them for a regular, open, and frank discussion on the policy and strategy behind current political events in Ontario.

Latest Episodes

Back to School, Onward to the Next Election

EOntario Loud is back! This week, Queen's Park Today reporter Sabrina Nanji joins the pod to talk about how Ontario's parties are nominating candidates, and some rumblings about process in Toronto Centre. Chris, Sam, Alvin and talk about the Ford government's back to school strategy as COVID cases rise, as well as how the federal and provincial governments have shared the cost of the pandemic.

64 min4 d ago
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Back to School, Onward to the Next Election

100th Episode Mailbag Extravaganza

EChris, Alvin, Alexi, Garima and Sam celebrate Ontario Loud's 100th episode - if you count bonus pods and the Star Trek one (yes we all have regrets) by answering listener questions from the mailbag. We talk electoral reform, secrets at Queen's Park, what makes good and bad politicians, and much more.

60 minJUL 31
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100th Episode Mailbag Extravaganza

Hunger & Food Insecurity in Ontario

Talia Bronstein from the Daily Bread Food Bank and Sasha McNicoll from Community Food Centres Canada join the pod to discuss how Canada's social safety net has left millions of Canadians in the position of not being able to afford food.

37 minJUL 29
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Hunger & Food Insecurity in Ontario

A Wild Shuffle Appears?!

EAlexi, Garima, Alvin and Chris talk about the latest COVID-19 developments, the FAO autism report, the unexpected floor PC caucus ejection, and give our predictions on a potential cabinet shuffle.

32 minJUL 24
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A Wild Shuffle Appears?!

Inside a Green COVID-19 Recovery

Robin Edger from the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment joins the pod to talk about how Canada can bounce back from COVID-19 and tackle climate change at the same time. A Green recovery has been proposed by Joe Biden in the States, what would it mean in Canada?

17 minJUL 23
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Inside a Green COVID-19 Recovery

A WEturn to normal politics

EPolitics returns to it's normal patter as Doug Ford sets across the province, Trudeau's Ministers are hauled in front of ethics panels, and Ontario re-opens. But in all of that, lots of important issues and opportunities for transformative change are getting lost.

35 minJUL 17
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A WEturn to normal politics

How Political Parties Work

Leadership consultant Christopher Zabeneh joins Alvin and Alexi to talk about how political parties elect leaders across Canada, their role in our public discourse, and what changes could make them more democratic.

29 minJUL 15
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How Political Parties Work

Hot Ford Summer: Destreaming, #FireLecce, and COVID Measures

Garima, Sam, Chris and Alexi talk about legislative firehose the government is asking us to drink from right now, including massive changes to Education, the government's COVID response bill, potential evictions arising from Bill 148, and the Auditor General report correcting the record on the costs of irregular border crossing refugees.

36 minJUL 10
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Hot Ford Summer: Destreaming, #FireLecce, and COVID Measures

Charity, Community and Civil Society Organizations

Stephanie Procyk from the United Way and Anjum Sultana from the YWCA join to talk about the evolving role of civil society organizations pre- and post COVID-19. What is their relationship with government; what should it be?

35 minJUL 8
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Charity, Community and Civil Society Organizations

Math Scores, WE Drama, and other Di-LEMMAs

ESam, Alexi and Chris talk through the week's news, from Stephen Lecce's new math curriculum, to the COVID-19 outbreaks in Windsor Essex migrant communities, to criticism of the federal government's partnership with WE to provide $900 million in volunteer opportunities.

35 minJUL 3
Comments
Math Scores, WE Drama, and other Di-LEMMAs

Latest Episodes

Back to School, Onward to the Next Election

EOntario Loud is back! This week, Queen's Park Today reporter Sabrina Nanji joins the pod to talk about how Ontario's parties are nominating candidates, and some rumblings about process in Toronto Centre. Chris, Sam, Alvin and talk about the Ford government's back to school strategy as COVID cases rise, as well as how the federal and provincial governments have shared the cost of the pandemic.

64 min4 d ago
Comments
Back to School, Onward to the Next Election

100th Episode Mailbag Extravaganza

EChris, Alvin, Alexi, Garima and Sam celebrate Ontario Loud's 100th episode - if you count bonus pods and the Star Trek one (yes we all have regrets) by answering listener questions from the mailbag. We talk electoral reform, secrets at Queen's Park, what makes good and bad politicians, and much more.

60 minJUL 31
Comments
100th Episode Mailbag Extravaganza

Hunger & Food Insecurity in Ontario

Talia Bronstein from the Daily Bread Food Bank and Sasha McNicoll from Community Food Centres Canada join the pod to discuss how Canada's social safety net has left millions of Canadians in the position of not being able to afford food.

37 minJUL 29
Comments
Hunger & Food Insecurity in Ontario

A Wild Shuffle Appears?!

EAlexi, Garima, Alvin and Chris talk about the latest COVID-19 developments, the FAO autism report, the unexpected floor PC caucus ejection, and give our predictions on a potential cabinet shuffle.

32 minJUL 24
Comments
A Wild Shuffle Appears?!

Inside a Green COVID-19 Recovery

Robin Edger from the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment joins the pod to talk about how Canada can bounce back from COVID-19 and tackle climate change at the same time. A Green recovery has been proposed by Joe Biden in the States, what would it mean in Canada?

17 minJUL 23
Comments
Inside a Green COVID-19 Recovery

A WEturn to normal politics

EPolitics returns to it's normal patter as Doug Ford sets across the province, Trudeau's Ministers are hauled in front of ethics panels, and Ontario re-opens. But in all of that, lots of important issues and opportunities for transformative change are getting lost.

35 minJUL 17
Comments
A WEturn to normal politics

How Political Parties Work

Leadership consultant Christopher Zabeneh joins Alvin and Alexi to talk about how political parties elect leaders across Canada, their role in our public discourse, and what changes could make them more democratic.

29 minJUL 15
Comments
How Political Parties Work

Hot Ford Summer: Destreaming, #FireLecce, and COVID Measures

Garima, Sam, Chris and Alexi talk about legislative firehose the government is asking us to drink from right now, including massive changes to Education, the government's COVID response bill, potential evictions arising from Bill 148, and the Auditor General report correcting the record on the costs of irregular border crossing refugees.

36 minJUL 10
Comments
Hot Ford Summer: Destreaming, #FireLecce, and COVID Measures

Charity, Community and Civil Society Organizations

Stephanie Procyk from the United Way and Anjum Sultana from the YWCA join to talk about the evolving role of civil society organizations pre- and post COVID-19. What is their relationship with government; what should it be?

35 minJUL 8
Comments
Charity, Community and Civil Society Organizations

Math Scores, WE Drama, and other Di-LEMMAs

ESam, Alexi and Chris talk through the week's news, from Stephen Lecce's new math curriculum, to the COVID-19 outbreaks in Windsor Essex migrant communities, to criticism of the federal government's partnership with WE to provide $900 million in volunteer opportunities.

35 minJUL 3
Comments
Math Scores, WE Drama, and other Di-LEMMAs
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