Paula Simons did something that makes a lot of journalists cringe. She went into politics. The former Edmonton Journal columnist is now an independent senator. She speaks about crossing over, using social media to pull back the curtain on Canadian politics... and the Senate's secret snack machine.
February 4, 2019
Senate Unanimously Adopts Canada’s First Press-Shield Bill
It now goes to the House, where Liberals will have to decide if they're serious about journalistic freedom.
April 21, 2017
By Evan Balgord
Can a Conservative Be a Feminist?
Should a politician's voting record prevent her from speaking up about sexism? Why protestors were living inside the offices of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada across the country. And Mike Duffy's acquitted. Jane Lytvenenko joins Supriya Dwivedi.
April 25, 2016
Senator Diane Bellemare quit the Conservative caucus, saying pressure to toe the party line is getting in the way of Senators doing their jobs.
March 14, 2016
A Senator On Mischief, Mutiny And Men’s Rights
A difficult interview in which Senator Anne C. Cools dismisses the need to audit senators' expenses and denies that violence is a gendered problem.
January 7, 2016
#21 Senate Elections/Budget Boredom/RadioOnTheTV
Comedian/economist/"candidate" Scott Vrooman on the federal budget and CBC TV's "get 'er done" programming strategy.