Episode #93 — How high will Chrystia Freeland’s star rise? What new policies might be in the next Throne Speech? Which Erin O’Toole will we see in parliament?

The other half of our politics panel (those who did not appear on Episode #92) — editor & podcaster Donald Fraser, campaign manager & consultant Lauren Hunter and math teacher & writer Tim Etherington — assesses the Conservative leadership vote. Then they evaluate the turmoil in Ottawa as the Liberals change finance ministers, prorogue parliament, and signal major changes in their next throne speech. What sort of Conservative leader will O’Toole turn out to be? Is he a social conservative pretending to be a moderate centrist? Or vice-versa? Was prorogation necessary? What was the so-called WE scandal all about and was it really a scandal at all? This panel discussion was recorded online on September 1st; it is just over 27 minutes. The sound quality is a bit spotty due to the variety of microphone technologies used. Recording online also means that voice volumes are more challenging to control. Listeners may have to adjust the volume periodically. Before the pandemic, these podcast episodes were usually recorded in one of Trent Radio’s broadcast studios. Trent Radio House is closed due to the pandemic until further notice.

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