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Episode 204 February 22nd 2012

Lindsey Pinto, Communications manager of OpenMedia.ca. discusses the Harper government’s on-line spying bill and why opposition to it is so fierce. Tom Walkom, national affairs columnist for the Toronto Star, disputes the very premise of he Drummond Report—that Ontario faces an imminent fiscal crisis unless it cuts back its entire government infrastructure and government services including both health and education. He looks at the impact these cuts would have, especially on lower income Ontarians. York University politics professor David McNally who recently visited China, discusses that country’s state capitalist system, its economic successes and its gigantic income inequalities.

Show Notes

  • (1:50-6:27) Headlines

  • (6:30-9:07) AROUND THE LEFT-Events and Activities of interest across the country.

  • (9:07-19:20) Lindsey Pinto, Communications manager of OpenMedia.ca. discusses the Harper government’s on-line spying bill and why opposition to it is so fierce.

  • (19:28-32:47) York University politics professor David McNally who recently visited China, discusses that country’s state capitalist system, its economic successes and its gigantic income inequalities.

  • (32:55-43:46)Tom Walkom, national affairs columnist for the Toronto Star, disputes the very premise of he Drummond Report – that Ontario faces an imminent fiscal crisis unless it cuts back its entire government infrastructure and government services including both health and education. He looks at the impact these cuts would have, especially on lower income Ontarians.

  • (43:54-59:41) MUSIC IS THE WEAPON - Mitch Podoluk introduces three very political songs by one of the most poignant and political songwriters in North America – Buffy St. Marie!

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