Political Stripes with Bob Rae – Episode 36 – Minister Karina Gould

On this week’s Political Stripes, Bob speaks with the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister for International Development on her work during the pandemic, the governments response in Canada, as well as Canada helping to coordinate an interconnected global response that will help develop a more resilient future.

Minister Gould was first elected to parliament during the 2015 elections. She was named the parliamentary secretary to the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie within the Liberal government.

In 2017, she was named Minister of Democratic Institutions, succeeding Maryam Monsef. These appointments made her the youngest female cabinet minister in Canadian history.

After winning reelection during the 2019 election, she was appointed as the Minister for International Development (MID) As MID she is leads conversations with the DGWHO Tedros Adhanom. 

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Political Stripes with Bob Rae – Episode 35 – LEx Conversations

This week Bob was a guest on Stephen Hurley’s podcast LEx Conversations.

The focus of the conversation was around modern leadership and Canada’s interconnectedness with the world. 

The website for Stephen’s show can be found here https://www.leadersx.org/

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Political Stripes with Bob Rae – Episode 34 – The economic effect of Covid 19

This week Bob speaks with Trevin Stratton who is the chief economist and Vice president of the Canadain Chamber of Commerce. Their conversation is on the economic effects of COVID 19 on the Canadian economy from the perspective of small businesses. 

The discussion also includes some thoughts on what all levels of government can do to help in the recovery process as the economy begins to open up again. The show provides great insights into what’s happening right now with businesses and the path to strengthening the economy in the future.

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Political Stripes with Bob Rae – Episode 33 – Update on Covid 19

This week on Political Stripes, Bob discusses the ongoing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and discusses the slow process of reopening the economy. 

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Oscar Peterson Tribute with Mike Daley – Political Stripes with Bob Rae Episode 32

This week Bob Rae talks with Mike Daley about the great Oscar Peterson. Bob had the pleasure of being a friend of Oscar’s, and Mike shares stories of how talented Oscar Peterson was as a musician, how his contemporaries revered him, and that his music still lives on.

If you’d like to know more about Oscar Peterson, you can watch Mike’s event on Hot Docs about Oscar. Here’s a link to register https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=125510~fff311b7-cdad-4e14-9ae4-a9905e1b9cb0&epguid=8533b035-0c76-4133-bf01-9b9878c87b37&

To learn more about Mike and his music, events, etc. visit https://mikedaleymusic.com/

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Political Stripes with Bob Rae – Episode 31 – Interview with Ralph Benmergui

This week we’re sharing an interview that Ralph Benmergui did with Bob for his podcast Not That kind of Rabbi. 

This interview covers some of Bob’s history, religion, and current events.

Ralph Benmergui is a Canadian television and radio personality, a writer, an ordained spiritual director, and a strategic advisor in political, environmental, and academic realms. His podcast “Not That kind of Rabbi” can be found on all major streaming services.

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Political Stripes with Bob Rae – Episode 30 – Hugh Segal

This week Bob is joined by a returning Huge Segal to discuss the economic impact of COVID 19 and how some of the current government subsidies can work as a testing ground for the concept ob guaranteed basic income. 

Hugh Segal, is a Canadian political strategist, author, commentator, academic and former senator. He served as Chief of Staff to Ontario Premier Bill Davis and later to Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Segal resigned from the Senate of Canada effective June 15, 2014, as a result of his appointment as Master (later Principal) of Massey College in Toronto. 

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Political Stripes with Bob Rae – Episode 29 – Jenni Byrne & Michele Cadario

This week on Political Strips Bob speaks with Jennie Byrne and Michele Cadario about their work promoting better representation for women on Boards of Directors with organizations.

They have both transitioned their life long work in politics to dedicating themselves to help balance the representation of women. 

Jenni Byrne is a political advisor for the Conservative Party of Canada and former advisor to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. She was once referred to as “the most powerful woman in Ottawa” and “the other woman” behind Prime Minister Stephen Harper. She also served as principal secretary to Doug Ford.

Michele Cadario was the first woman in Canada to run a national election as Campaign Director for the Liberal Party in 2004 following her success as National Director for Paul Martin’s leadership campaign. She served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Martin and was a key member of each of his transition teams. More recently she was a senior strategist in the 2013 & 2017 BC Libéral campaigns and Deputy Chief of Staff to Premier Christy Clark until 2017. 

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Political Stripes with Bob Rae – Episode 28 – Alex Neve

This week Bob speak with Alex Neve about his role as Secretary-General Amnesty International Canada. A position that he’s held since January 2000. 

They discuss how Alex got his interest in the work of Amnesty International, the work they do, and his upcoming retirement from the role. 

This is a great conversation to gain a deeper understanding of the Amnesty International organization and its work.

Alex has been a member of Amnesty International since the mid-1980s and has worked for the organization nationally and internationally in a number of different roles, including missions to Tanzania, Guinea, Mexico, Burundi, Chad, Colombia, Honduras, Zimbabwe, Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa, South Sudan, Bangladesh, and Ghana. In Toronto, he has been affiliated with the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University and has taught international human rights and refugee law at Osgoode Hall Law School. He regularly lectures, participates in conferences and speaks and writes in the national media on a range of human rights topics. Before taking on the role of secretary-general in January 2000, he served as a member of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. 

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Political Stripes with Bob Rae – Episode 27 – COVID-19

In this week’s episode, Bob shares his thoughts on the current situation with COVID-19. He walks us through some of the current changes we’re facing from a political, economic, and societal perspective. The overarching message is that in these difficult times, we can’t let our physical distance from one another weaken our resolve to do what needs to be done to defeat the current pandemic. 

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