Highlevel Showdown



Michael, Elliott and Sharon debate topics from across Canada that relate to Edmonton


  • Special Election Series #9 - Minority Report

    17/10/2019 Duración: 21min

    Elliott, Sharon and Michael muse over a potential minority result.

  • Special Election Series #8 - The Economy

    16/10/2019 Duración: 29min

    Sharon, Elliott and Michael remind listeners that it's the economy stupid.

  • Special Election Series #7 - Indigenous Issues

    11/10/2019 Duración: 30min

    Michael, Sharon and Elliott take a deep look at what each of the major parties is saying about address Indigenous issues in Canada

  • Special Election Series #6 - Debate

    08/10/2019 Duración: 29min

    Elliott Sharon and Michael debate the debate

  • Special Election Series #5 -Foreign Policy

    07/10/2019 Duración: 26min

    Elliott, Michael and Sharon talk about what each party is saying about foreign policy.

  • Special Election Series #1

    17/09/2019 Duración: 23min

    Sharon, Michael and Elliott join forces once again to bring you the first of a muliti-episode series on the 43rd Canadian Federal election.

  • Episode #150 - Thank You and Good Night

    10/12/2018 Duración: 01h24min

    In our final episode we recap the year that was 2018 while we play some fun games, all in front of a live audience. Thank you to all of our listeners over the years and to the Alberta Podcast Network.

  • Episode #149 - Good Bye HLS

    24/11/2018 Duración: 46min

    Announcing our live 150th Episode on December 6th, the last time our hosts come together. Thank you to everyone in their continued support of our show! First we look at the federal government's announcement of funding for media groups in Canada, and then the contentious dispute between Canada Post and its union of workers. Is back to work legislation the right course of action? In #TrumpWatch: hypocrisy and the president's daughter.

  • Episode #148 - Olympic Obstacles

    15/11/2018 Duración: 53min

    We begin with a look at how the Alberta Ministry of Education is using its power to mandate compliance with GSA's in schools; is this an issue the UCP would alter if they form government? Later a look at the failed bid for Calgary to host the Olympics in 2026; was a referendum the right move and what are the reasons for not wanting to host the games? Finally it's.... #TrumpWatch: can the Mexican border wall find funding?

  • Episode #147 - Contesting Congress

    08/11/2018 Duración: 01h04min

    We begin with a discussion of Alberta MLA Robyn Luff, and her expulsion from the NDP caucus; to what extent should officials be expected to tow party line and follow their own beliefs? Later the federal Liberals goal to reduce poverty nationwide; what are the optics? In #TrumpWatch: the results of Midterm elections! Why are both Dems and the GOP claiming victory, and will these results affect the Trump administration in the final two years. In the "780"- Edmonton transit, the Thunderbay Podcast, and 100th anniversary of World War I

  • Episode #146 - Immigration and Bolsonaro

    02/11/2018 Duración: 53min

    Episode #146 begins with a discussion of a proposed new immigration policy by the federal government; is this a pre campaign announcement and will it affect how the Liberals and Conservatives approach the next election? Later a look at Brazil's new president Jair Bolsonaro; is his election an isolated incident or part of a trend of global right wing populism? How can progressives be vigilant? Finally in #TrumpWatch: one week before the Midterm elections. What is at stake and how could a new Congress affect his presidency?

  • Episode #145 - 20 Bucks a Tonne

    25/10/2018 Duración: 48min

    We begin by looking at Alberta Labour Minister Christina Gray, and a potential political blunder; is this something the NDP should be concerned about, or are critics over blowing things? Later Ottawa's plan for a Carbon tax; is this a ballot box issue? How will certain provinces react? Finally continuing our look at key midterm election races in #TrumpWatch

  • Episode #144 - A "HIGH"level Showdown

    18/10/2018 Duración: 49min

    We begin with a look at the historic legalization of cannabis in Canada; what are the consequences socially and politically? Later highlighting new legislation from the federal government regarding solitary confinement in prisons; what rights should prisoners have and would a Conservative government repeal new measures for more prisoner personal interaction? In #TrumpWatch: continuing coverage of the midterm elections for Congress, just a few weeks away. The 780: Stephen Sondheim and the podcast Putting it Together, the anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, and acts of civil disobedience!

  • Episode #143 - Corrupt Cartel of Corruption

    11/10/2018 Duración: 59min

    On Episode #143 we look at consultation with Indigenous peoples in Canada, and whether new legislation will have a special consultation process. Then new developments in New Brunswick following the provincial election. Later a discussion once again of Nicolas Maduro and his authoritarian rule of Venezuela; will the death of Fernando Alban (opposition critic) grab the world's attention? How can the international community react to dictatorships? Finally looking at the upcoming midterm election in #TrumpWatch

  • Episode #142 - USMCA and CAQ

    04/10/2018 Duración: 39min

    We begin looking at the new version of NAFTA, the US-MEXICO-CANADA Agreement (USMCA). What were some of the concessions made and will there be lasting political consequences for Justin Trudeau? Later discussing the results of Quebec's provincial election; what does Francois Legault's victory signal about Quebecois values? Finally it's.... #TrumpWatch In the "780", Nuit Blanche in Edmonton, the icon Charles Aznavour, and harm reduction strategies.

  • Episode #141 - Trudeau in NYC/Brixit Breakdown

    27/09/2018 Duración: 01h01min

    We begin with a look at Justin Trudeau at the United Nations; has Canada done enough to regain a seat on the security council? Later a look at the results of the New Brunswick provincial election, and what it says about the Westminster parliamentary system. Then Brexit troubles in the UK; can Theresa May find a solution that will please everyone?

  • Episode #140 - Quebec Votes & Trumpian Tariffs

    20/09/2018 Duración: 49min

    Episode #140 begins with a look at Jason Kenney's recent visit to India; was he misrepresenting himself, and is it appropriate for an Opposition leader to court foreign officials? Later a look at Quebec's provincial election on October 1. Why has immigration and the French language dominated the discourse? Is the CAQ on path to forming government? Finally it's #TrumpWatch: Tariffs, China and the American farmer.

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