June 29, 2021
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The Backbench
#5 A Two-Dose Election?
The spectre of a fall federal election looms large with a flurry of activity in the House, Trudeau calling Parliament toxic, and a high-profile Minister announcing she won’t run again. And further fallout after more unmarked graves were found at a residential school.
Tiffany Lam
Producer
Tristan Capacchione
Audio Editor & Technical Producer
This week’s contributors: Drew Brown, Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Jason Markusoff
This episode is supported by Freshbooks.
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