August 31, 2021
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#10 Health Vs. Healthcare
 The Liberals promised to inject 6-billion more dollars into our healthcare system last week, but will more money mean more healthcare? Meanwhile, regional federal parties have dropped their platforms with distinct climate plans, posing a possible threat to major parties.
Tiffany Lam
Producer
Tristan Capacchione
Audio Editor & Technical Producer
Kieran Oudshoorn
Managing Editor, Podcasts
This week’s contributors: Leena Minifie, Emilie Nicolas, Stuart Thomson
Links:
  • Jen Gerson’s Maclean’s piece on the Maverick Party
  • Fatima & Emma MacIntosh’s National Observer 2019 piece on whether politicians should be blocking voters
  • Mark McKinnon’s Globe and Mail piece on Ukraine rescuing Canada-bound Afghans
This episode is supported by CIBC Aventura, Aussie Hair and The Peak.
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