EP. 63 – Where Hong Kong Stands Now with Sharon Hom, Alvin Y.H. Cheung, and Ai-Men Lau

Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Pod Bless Canada · Ep. 63 – Where Hong Kong Stands Now with Sharon Hom, Alvin Y.H. Cheung, and Ai-Men Lau Beijing’s sweeping overhaul of Hong Kong’s electoral system has further crushed democractic hopes in Hong Kong. The new measures, which by passed Hong Kong’s legislature, aims to ensure the majority of the… Continue reading EP. 63 – Where Hong Kong Stands Now with Sharon Hom, Alvin Y.H. Cheung, and Ai-Men Lau

EP. 62 – DisinfoWatch with Marcus Kolga and Ai-Men Lau

Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Pod Bless Canada · EP. 62 – DisinfoWatch with Marcus Kolga and Ai-Men Lau Launched in 2020, DisinfoWatch is the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s new COVID-19 and foreign disinformation monitoring and debunking platform. During the COVID pandemic, it has become increasingly evident that western democratic societies are more exposed to malign foreign and domestic actors… Continue reading EP. 62 – DisinfoWatch with Marcus Kolga and Ai-Men Lau

Indigenous Prosperity at a Crossroads: An MLI Conversation with Boomer Desjarlais

Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Pod Bless Canada · Indigenous Prosperity at a Crossroads: An MLI Conversation with Boomer Desjarlais This podcast is part seven of MLI’s ongoing series, titled “Indigenous Prosperity at a Crossroads,” which features interviews with Indigenous community and business leaders who are on the forefront of economic reconciliation, particularly with respect to Indigenous rights… Continue reading Indigenous Prosperity at a Crossroads: An MLI Conversation with Boomer Desjarlais

Indigenous Prosperity at a Crossroads: An MLI Conversation with Esther Peterson

Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Pod Bless Canada · Indigenous Prosperity at a Crossroads: An MLI Conversation with Esther Peterson This podcast is part six of MLI’s ongoing series, titled “Indigenous Prosperity at a Crossroads,” which features interviews with Indigenous community and business leaders who are on the forefront of economic reconciliation, particularly with respect to Indigenous rights… Continue reading Indigenous Prosperity at a Crossroads: An MLI Conversation with Esther Peterson

Ep. 61 – The COVID Misery Index with Rick Audas and Ai-Men Lau

Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Pod Bless Canada · Ep. 61 – The COVID Misery Index with Rick Audas and Ai-Men LauA year has passed since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Canada with full force, and the results are in on how severely the impact of the virus has been felt in this country compared to similar advanced economies.… Continue reading Ep. 61 – The COVID Misery Index with Rick Audas and Ai-Men Lau

Ep. 60 – Understanding Russia’s anti-democracy crackdown with Marcus Kolga and Vladimir Ashurkov

Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Pod Bless Canada · Ep. 60 – Understanding Russia’s anti-democracy crackdown with Marcus Kolga and Vladimir Ashurkov The world has followed closely the attempted assassination via poisoning, recent arrest, and now conviction of Russian anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny. With thousands of Russian citizens having taken to the streets to protest the corrupt and… Continue reading Ep. 60 – Understanding Russia’s anti-democracy crackdown with Marcus Kolga and Vladimir Ashurkov

Ep. 59 – Indo-Pacific Trade & Economy: Viewpoint from Japan with Jonathan Miller & Tomoaki Ishigaki

Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Pod Bless Canada · Ep. 59 – Indo-Pacific Trade & Economy: Viewpoint from Japan with Jonathan Miller & Tomoaki Ishigaki Spanning from the West coast of the Americas to the East shores of Africa, the Indo-Pacific region contains four of the world’s five largest economies and accounts for over half of global GDP.… Continue reading Ep. 59 – Indo-Pacific Trade & Economy: Viewpoint from Japan with Jonathan Miller & Tomoaki Ishigaki

Ep. 58 – Canada and the Indo-Pacific with Jonathan Berkshire Miller and Brett Byers

Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Pod Bless Canada · Ep. 58 – Canada and the Indo-Pacific with Jonathan Berkshire Miller and Brett Byers In an effort to improve Canada’s approach to the Indo-Pacific region, the Macdonald-Laurier Institute has launched a dedicated “Canada and the Indo-Pacific Initiative.” To discuss this important new project, MLI Communications Manager Brett Byers was… Continue reading Ep. 58 – Canada and the Indo-Pacific with Jonathan Berkshire Miller and Brett Byers

EP. 57 – The Future of Brexit with Blair Gibbs and Shuvaloy Majumdar

Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Pod Bless Canada · The Future of Brexit with Blair Gibbs and Shuvaloy Majumdar In the latest episode of Pod Bless Canada, MLI Senior Fellow and Foreign Policy Program Director Shuvaloy Majumdar is joined by Blair Gibbs, former advisor to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, to discuss the future of Brexit. As of December… Continue reading EP. 57 – The Future of Brexit with Blair Gibbs and Shuvaloy Majumdar

EP. 56 – Combatting Information Warfare with a Resilient Society with Balkan Devlen, Elisabeth Braw, and Marcus Kolga

Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Pod Bless Canada · Ep. 56 – Combatting Information Warfare with a Resilient Society In the latest episode of Pod Bless Canada, MLI Senior Fellow Balkan Devlen is joined by  Elisabeth Braw, Visiting Fellow at the American Entreprise Institute, and MLI Senior Fellow Marcus Kolga to discuss countering information warfare from hostile foreign… Continue reading EP. 56 – Combatting Information Warfare with a Resilient Society with Balkan Devlen, Elisabeth Braw, and Marcus Kolga