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Canadian political podcasts?

I have tried, but I think I can't listen to CBC's "The House" anymore since Evan Solomon took over as host. Kathleen Petty rubbed me the wrong way sometimes, too, but I find Solomon excruciating. So, delete delete delete, and good riddance.

I want to find a replacement, though--so many of the regular podcasts I listen to are international, and I really want a Canadian one. Political analysis would be awesome, but a plain current events one would be fine, too. It doesn't have to be professionally done, of course, but I'm fine with that.

All suggestions gratefully accepted.

Event

Amplify! A fundraiser for Media Democracy Days 2011

Oct 21, 2011
The Railway Club
579 Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 58.2168" N, 123° 6' 54.54" W
British Columbia CA
The Media Democracy Day 2011 team is excited to announce that for the third year running, we will be hosting a fundraising concert.
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TSMG -- Five screenwriting workshops

Sep 18, 2011
National Film Board - Downtown Toronto
150 John St. at Richmond St. W
M5V 3C3 Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 38' 56.994" N, 79° 23' 27.3876" W
Ontario CA
TSMG - 5 Screenwriting Workshops $180 or $40/Workshop - 20HRS Available
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Media strategy workshop 201

Oct 15, 2011
University of Toronto M6B 2H4 Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 42' 48.3984" N, 79° 25' 56.064" W
Ontario CA
This workshop will look at the bigger picture questions that go into developing a media strategy for a long term initiative.
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Media Democracy Day Vancouver 2011

Nov 11, 2011 to Nov 13, 2011
Various Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 15' 40.4136" N, 123° 6' 50.1372" W
British Columbia CA
The School of Communication at Simon Fraser University, OpenMedia.ca, and the Vancouver Public Library present Media Democracy Day Vancouver 2011.
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Me In Media – Public Town Hall

Sep 13, 2011 to Sep 14, 2011
Alice MacKay Room
Vancouver Public Library
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 14' 58.9956" N, 123° 6' 3.708" W
British Columbia CA
Join youth, educators and media makers as we reimagine ethnic representation in media and learn how the next generation is changing how we consume --and even create -- these stories.
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Interactive workshop: The format -- Featuring David Trottier

Aug 27, 2011
National Film Board - Downtown Toronto
150 John St. at Richmond St. W
M5V 3C3 Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 38' 56.994" N, 79° 23' 27.3876" W
Ontario CA
When considering a screenplay, one tends to focus on the usual (albeit key) elements: structure, dialogue, characters.
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NDP Socialist Caucus Releases New Website

The NDP Socialist Caucus is a group of party members aiming to build a more participatory and socialist NDP. We have enjoyed a rapid increase in popularity, media coverage and support during the past few months. With successful interventions at the recent NDP Convention in Vancouver and the publishing of Turn Left, our official magazine, the Socialist Caucus is proud to announce the release of our new website (www.ndpsocialists.ca).

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People for Good ad campaign

Has anyone seen these ads around? Advertising 'good deeds' on behalf of Peopleforgood.ca?

I thought it was a little strange that a national ad campaign is reminding us to smile and say "thank you", but I also thought it was offensive that an ad campaign would label itself as a social movement.

I've written a response here: http://themassornament.com/?p=492

I'm wondering if anyone has encountered these?

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Event

Reporting on the Arab Spring

Jun 23, 2011
Common Room, Massey College
4 Devonshire Place
M5S 2E1 Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 52.7256" N, 79° 23' 49.6824" W
Ontario CA
Join us for a discussion with Canadian journalists who have faced the challenges of covering the Middle East and North Africa uprisings, reporting from countries including Egypt, Libya and Yemen.
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Screenwriting 101: Structure to rewrite -- Featuring Paul Chitlik

Jun 12, 2011
National Film Board - Downtown Toronto
150 John St. (at Richmond St. W)
M5V 3C3 Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 38' 56.994" N, 79° 23' 27.3876" W
Ontario CA
We will be discussing how to write with preventative structure to help make the rewrite process that much easier and enjoyable.
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Your freelance writing career -- Presented by Mette Bach

Sep 30, 2011 to Oct 2, 2011
The Hollyhock Room
#304 - 163 W Hastings St.
Vancouver
Canada
49° 16' 56.8344" N, 123° 6' 33.156" W
CA
Kick-start your freelance writing career. Learn how to turn your ideas into finished articles, how to write for magazines, newspapers and websites, and how to build lasting relationships with editors.
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Toronto Screenwriters Meeting Group -- Exclusive evening

Jun 8, 2011 to Jun 9, 2011
Guru Studio
110 Spadina Avenue, Suite 500
M5V 2K4 Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 38' 48.6276" N, 79° 23' 45.0888" W
Ontario CA
A very special evening event featuring Mary Bredin, Vice President of Guru Studio a major Toronto-based production house.
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Anglo media sell the skin of sovreigniste right now, how much of a wish is the current event?

Since the last election, i saw the Montreal Gazette Cbc and the national post calling the end of the sovreignist movent, personnally, personally i think they are trying to sell the skin of the sovreignist before the movement is dead, Why i beleive that? It because there still four mp in ottawa and in quebec there is no other livable alternative for the Pq except the corrupted Liberal. Also the last election demonstrate that the vote for the ndp was more a last resort test and a constestation vote that a real giving up of the sovreignty movement.

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Cable TV, Bell Canada, & Rogers Cable

I live in a condo in Etobicoke and we have been under contract with Bell Canada (VDSL) for our cable. They have informed us about a month ago that the service will be changed to FIBE.

Having checked the Bell FIBE out on the internet I find that in the basic package (which is what I have now) they have added FOX NEWS and removed CNN.

I have written a complaint to the CRTC and am awaiting an answer, but it probably isn't going to be the one I want hear.

I am sure this is another Conservative government interference and foisting upon us the voice of the right wing conservative views.

CNN is more moderate and balanced news provider and when & if I want an international view of a news story CNN is one of the choices.

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Event

Eyes on the Street screening

May 15, 2011
Nathan Phillips Square, main entrance, under the big surveillance camera under the Canadian flag
100 Queen St. W.
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 6.9048" N, 79° 22' 56.6544" W
Ontario CA
Wherever we walk on the streets of our city, we are followed by video eyes -- Closed Circuit Television cameras owned by private corporations as well as the Toronto Police.

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