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Public Policy Forum

Wonk is a podcast about policy and policymakers in Canada — but you don’t need to be a policy wonk to enjoy... more

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Episode 11 - John Hannaford

John Hannaford is the Clerk of the Privy Council, the most senior job in the public service. It is really... more

22 Feb 2024 · 32 minutes
Episode 10 - Paul Wells

Paul Wells is the dean of political reporting in Canada. For 30 years he wrote for national news outlets before... more

15 Feb 2024 · 32 minutes
Episode 9 - Shingai Manjengwa

Shingai Manjengwa is one of the leading AI educators and thinkers. She is the head of AI education at chainML,... more

08 Feb 2024 · 34 minutes
Episode 8 - Vivek Goel

Dr. Vivek Goel was an ace up Canada’s sleeve when the pandemic hit. He’s a physician and top public health... more

01 Feb 2024 · 31 minutes
Episode 7 - Anne McLellan

Anne McLellan is known as ‘Landslide Annie’ for her nail biting wins as a Liberal MP in Alberta. She served... more

25 Jan 2024 · 31 minutes
Episode 6 - Chief Crystal Smith

Crystal Smith is the elected chief of the Haisla National Council and the guiding force behind a multi-billion-dollar LNG project... more

18 Jan 2024 · 29 minutes
Episode 5: Marc Garneau

Marc Garneau has been a naval officer, an astronaut and a cabinet minister. He’s led the Canadian Space Agency and... more

11 Jan 2024 · 34 minutes
Episode 4: Peter Nicholson

Peter Nicholson has advised leaders of the OECD, major corporations and was instrumental in Canada's deficit busting 1995 budget. Today,... more

21 Dec 2023 · 34 minutes
Episode 3: Jayna Hefford

Jayna Hefford is one of Canada’s most decorated Olympians, having won four straight gold medals. She’s also one of the... more

14 Dec 2023 · 24 minutes
Episode 2: Jeff Elgie

At a time when news outlets are falling into decline and disappearing from the map, Jeff Elgie has been steadily... more

07 Dec 2023 · 33 minutes
Episode 11 - John Hannaford