April 23, 2024
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#88 Conservative Comic-Con
The Canada Strong and Free conference is one of the biggest events of the year for Canadian conservatives.
Aviva Lessard
Producer
Caleb Thompson
Audio Editor
André Proulx
Production Coordinator
Karyn Pugliese
Editor-in-Chief

The party is polling high, and this event was set to be a launching point for an upcoming wave of victories. Boris Johnson and former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott were in the house, along with premiers Danielle Smith and Blaine Higgs.

 

It’s a strange place, where the movement grapples with big topics like climate change, housing costs and foreign policy. What are conservatives talking about? What do they disagree on? We sent our producers Aviva and Sam into the belly of the beast to find out.

 

Host:  Mattea Roach

Credits: Aviva Lessard (Producer), Sam Konnert (Producer), Caleb Thompson (Audio Editor and Technical Producer), André Proulx (Production Coordinator), Karyn Pugliese (Editor-in-Chief)

 

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Sponsors: AG1, Rotman

 

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