rabble.ca’s live-politics panel on national politics, Off The Hill, is back on Thursday, December 2 at 7:30 EST. With Governor General Mary Simon’s first speech from the throne to be delivered today, Tuesday, November 23, to mark the return of Parliament, the theme this month is: Games of the Throne.
Join hosts Libby Davies and Robin Browne as they welcome guests MP Leah Gazan, Clayton Thomas-Müller, El Jones and Karl Nerenberg for a fast-paced discussion on national politics. Parliament is back, and we are going to unpack the speech from the throne and what it means, if anything, for activists. This is the final show of the year, and our panel will be doing a look back at the year that was — and a look forward.
Register now to join this free event, via Zoom, and to interact and share your comments and questions with the panelists.
Robin Browne is a co-host of Off the Hill. Robin is a communications professional and the co-lead of the 613-819 Black Hub, living in Ottawa. His blog is The “True” North.
Libby Davies is also a co-host of Off the Hill. She is also the author of Outside In: a Political Memoir. She served as the MP for Vancouver East from 1997-2015, is former NDP Deputy Leader and House Leader and is a recipient of the Order of Canada.
Leah Gazan is Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre. She is currently the NDP critic for Children, Families, and Social Development, as well as the deputy critic for Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship. Leah has been a champion in the fight for a permanent guaranteed livable basic income in Canada and earlier this year was named to Maclean’s 2021 Power List. She was a prominent Winnipeg leader during Idle No More and co-founded the #WeCare campaign aimed at building public will to end violence against Indigenous women and girls. Leah is a member of Wood Mountain Lakota Nation, located in Saskatchewan, Treaty 4 territory.
El Jones is a poet, journalist, professor and activist living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her work has appeared in the Halifax Examiner, Huffington Post Canada and The Globe and Mail. She is also the author of poetry collection: Live from the Afrikan Resistance!
Clayton Thomas-Müller is a member of the Treaty 6-based Mathias Colomb Cree Nation also known as Pukatawagan located in Northern Manitoba, Canada. He is an Indigenous activist, campaigner and public speaker who serves on the board of multiple environmental organizations including the Bioneers; Black Mesa Water Coalition and the Wildfire Project. He is also the author of Life in the City of Dirty Water.
Karl Nerenberg is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and filmmaker, working in both English and French languages. He joined rabble as parliamentary correspondent in 2011.
To ask the panelists questions and engage with them in the chat, be sure to register now for the Zoom event.