Episode #111 — Covid Management in Ontario & Political Instability in the USA

This podcast examines two issues: (1) How is Doug Ford’s government in Ontario doing in their management of the pandemic? (2) What level of instability might emerge in the US as a result of the mid-term elections and what might be the impacts of this putative instability on life in Canada? As the pandemic rolls on, the Ford government seems to lurch from indecision to indecision. Rapid Antigen Tests are being distributed, but not equitably. Schools are open, but the safety of students is questionable. Are we at the end of the beginning of this pandemic, or is this the beginning of the end?

In the US, the Biden administration seems to stumble from indecision to indecision as well, disappointing loyalists and angering opponents. Will the mid-term elections in November be fair? Is democracy in the United States of America in danger? To what extent will the radicals within the Republican Party highjack the electoral process? Should Canadians be paying closer attention to the potential impacts on our economy and our livelihoods of a politically unstable USA?

Thanks to our panellists — property manager & businesswoman Jenny Lanciault, paralegal professional, photographer and comedian Jill Tilley, & Peterborough City Councillor Stephen Wright — for their ideas and insights on these complex issues. This podcast was recorded online on Sunday, January 17, 2022.

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