The Bridge with Peter Mansbridge
The Bridge with Peter Mansbridge
About The Bridge with Peter Mansbridge
A committee exchange in Ottawa brings back a debate that we thought was long over. What's the real reason behind the affair? Plus we start with allegations of rape and harassment inside CSIS and ask is this the last straw for CSIS leadership? If the spies aren't accountable who is? Bruce and Chantal have their thoughts on this plus a series of other issues dominating talk in Ottawa.
At least four members of Parliament accepted free trips to Israel last week to hear about the Israel-Hamas war. Members of the Liberal and Conservative parties took the deal, and members of the NDP and the Bloc said no. The full delegation included 53 people. Some of those numbers are misreported in this podcast and will be corrected in episode 905.
Some say it's the scourge of our times, but if so what can be done about it? Lee McIntyre is an American philosopher and author who's written extensively on the issues of truth and disinformation. He's studied the impact of both and shares his thoughts about how best to deal with them.
We are in the final day of a four-day pause in the Middle East war, but the question now is will the pause continue? The hostage for prisoner swap seems to be going fairly well and there are now calls for it to be extended, but are the two sides willing to do so? Middle East analyst Dr Janice Stein is with us for her regular Monday conversation about the situation.
After weeks, perhaps months, of being pummeled by the opposition, the media and Good Talk, Justin Trudeau got a bit of a break this week. Pierre Poilievre found his actions under the microscope, and to many, it didn't look good. Bruce and Chantal are all over this on Good Talk this week and they sure don't hold back.
The passing of a cultural icon prompted a lot of emotional reactions from across the country this week. A surprising amount considering many mentioned they had never heard of the person whose memory was being marked. And the Ranter begins a three part series on advice for the nation's political leaders.
It is the morning after the day before, or in other terms, the day after the FES, the Fall Economic Statement. Was it a good day or a bad day for the Liberals as they try to climb out of their double-digit deficit to the Conservatives in the opinion polls? Bruce is here for a spirited discussion about that.
My fourth book, and my second co-authored with Mark Bulgutch is released by publisher Simon and Schuster today. It's called "How Canada Works" and to Mark and me is a testament to the people who quietly and without fanfare make the country work. Mark is my guest today as we explain how we found the jobs and the people who do them that are the centrepiece of our new book.
Dr Janice Stein is with us again after a weekend of informative discussions at the Halifax International Security Conference. Janice shares with us some of what she heard and what she learned on both the Middle East situation and the war in Ukraine. The road ahead on both is not going to be easy or short.
We have set the normal political conversation aside for the first segment of Good Talk this week. Instead an emotional discussion about the loss of a Canadian cultural icon. His name -- Karl Tremblay, and for many Canadians they may not have heard of him, but today we'll tell you why he's someone, if you didn't know about, you should. Chantal and Bruce have their memories. Plus more potential splits in both the Liberals and the NDP, and what to expect with Pharmacare next week.
Is it the issue of our times or is it the forgotten issue of our times? Climate change. You had lots to say about comments we made yesterday on SMT and today you get the Bridge to air your thoughts. Plus the Random Ranter is by with his take on the "axing the taxing" debate. And some special letters about your feelings on last week's Your Turn on Remembrance Day.
The Israel-Hamas war is in its fortieth day and new information from the Committee To Protect Journalists says 44 journalists have been killed during that time period. Why is this war so dangerous for journalists? We'll touch on that plus a series of other wide-ranging issues from climate change to artificial intelligence.
The debate around "pause" versus "ceasefire" continues but meanwhile, people are still dying in the Israel-Hamas war. Janice Stein is with us for what has become her regular Monday briefing on where the conflict stands. Plus her thoughts on a new a study into Canada's role in the Afghan war and why very few people can get their hands on the report.
The Conservative's double-digit lead in the polls seems to have the NDP nervous about its deal with the Liberals which helps keep Justin Trudeau in power. Every week it seems the NDP is looking for more concessions from the Liberals to stay on board. How long can that last, how long will it last? Bruce and Chantal are with us with their thoughts.
I asked for your stories about your family's connection to Remembrance Day. I wasn't sure what to expect but the emails just poured in. Today's episode is all you, and your stories. These represent some of the best of what you sent but there were lots more that could have easily made the cut!
It’s an old saying but perhaps truer today than ever. Dr Samantha Nutt from War Child Canada has seen it all in sone of the most desperate corners of the world. And what frustrates her almost more than anything else if the fact that many countries just don’t learn the lessons of our history. She’s our guest for this conversation.
Some stunning remarks from the head of the Ukrainian military have analysts around the world wondering whether Ukraine has decided no one can win its war with Russia. At the same time questions are now being raised about whether, in spite of its military advantage, Israel can "defeat" Hamas. Janice Stein is with us again for her regular Monday visit.