This Week in Podcasts feat. Kino Lefter, Out of Left Field and more Alberta Advantage explores how the 90's Liberal Party eviscerated Canada's welfare state
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Listen to "The Intersect: How to Defund the Police" on Spreaker. On a new episode of the Unpacking the News podcast Black Lives Matter Montreal organizer Marlihan Lopez, Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal coordinator Jessica Quijano and Stella executive director Sandra Wesley join host Andre Goulet to discuss what defunding and demilitarizing the police would look like, how this process can lead to decolonization and decriminalization, and why re-directing funding and reinvesting in communities are crucial steps to reduce over-policing and police violence in our cities.

How did austerity and double-digit unemployment become normalized? What happened to Canada's social programs? And remember when the Liberals campaigned on expanding national child care, but eviscerated the welfare state instead? Oh, the 90s! Doug Nesbitt, founding editor of, joins Team Advantage to discuss the reign of Canada's Liberal Party in the Jean Chrétien era.

As provincial economies in Canada continue to slowly reopen and go back to "normal", this also means that the ban on evictions will begin to be rolled back. But what are some of the implications of that and what might happen down the road? On a new episode of Victoria socialist podcast Out of Left Field journalist Morgana Adby joins the show to discuss the shifting policy in British Columbia on evictions.

On this week's Tech Won’t Save Us, host Paris Marx speaks to Juan Ortiz Freuler, an Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, about how the Global South could create a better future of tech and how they’re demanding the digital labor of their users be accounted for in global tax negotiations.

On a new Big Shiny Takes, the media crit boys are back with guest Emily Leedham of and Rank & File: Prairie Edition for an episode on the career and recent Quillette column of that messy Canadian media mainstay the memorable, the mendacious, Margaret Wente.

On a new episode of the Toronto-based ecosocialist podcast Oats for Breakfast socialist Yana Ludwig, joins the show to talk about running for office in Wyoming's Democratic Party Senate primary, and how her platform and campaign is trying to win over workers in one of the most conservative states in the US.

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