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Susan Delacourt reveals the behind the scenes world of federal politics in Canada. Personal, political and persuasive, Susan speaks with the people who make decisions and the ones who influence the decision makers. This is not a news program. It's more like a guidebook to our democracy as it unfolds. Susan is your driver on this journey and this podcast is your compass.
||CleanEpisode 21: Let's Talk Pot (LIVE)||Brief Remarks goes LIVE again in the Canada 2020 Studio to talk pot - or, as we were corrected, cannabis - with the Hon. Anne McLellan and Dr. Mark Ware. Based on their report to Health Canada about the legalization and regulation of cannabis in Canada,||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20: LIVE with Cornell Belcher||Brief Remarks goes LIVE in the Canada 2020 Studio with author, pollster and political strategist Cornell Belcher to talk about his powerful new book "A Black Man in the White House: Barack Obama and the Triggering of America's Racial-Aversion Crisis.||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Commanding the Political Brand||Susan speaks with Alex Marland, whose his book 'Brand Command: Canadian Politics and Democracy in the Age of Message Control' has been nominated for the Donner Prize. Delacourt and Marland talk about branding,||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Let's do Lunch||Is the business of the political lunch in Ottawa changing? Susan heads out to lunch to talk to Craig Stevenson, GM of the Shore Club and former Manager of Hy's about 'the martini hour' of the past. But there's still lots of work to be done at the lunch.||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: The Jetsons, Terminator & The Future of Work in Canada||A week after the federal government announced an investment in artificial intelligence in its budget, host Susan Delacourt speaks to Australian author and academic Tim Dunlop about why we need to embrace robots in the future of work.||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: The PM and the Big Picture||Susan Delacourt speaks to Adam Scotti, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's official photographer, and his father, Bill McCarthy, who was the official photographer for former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. From film to digital,||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: More than mean Tweets||On International Women's Day, host Susan Delacourt invites Jennifer Robson, Carleton Professor and friend of the Pod, into the studio to talk about her new research on female politicians and how they are treated on social media.||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: I have the PM on the line||Susan speaks with two people who got a call from the Prime Minister last week after writing letters on issues that matter to them. Dan Arnold, head of the PMO's correspondence unit, talks to Susan about what it takes to keep up with thousands of lette.||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13:Trump North||Susan Delacourt speaks to Zach Ruiter and Sarah Hagi about a recent anti-Islam rally in Toronto. Ruiter shot video of the Toronto rally for the Torontoist, while Hagi, a Vice reporter, wore her hijab to the event. Allan Thompson,||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Can Canada Be Better After This?||Susan speaks with MPs Joël Lightbound and Omar Alghabra about the importance of the words we say... and the words we don't. The mosque where six people were fatally shot and 19 others were injured is located in Joël Lightbound's Quebec riding of .||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Ultimate US Insider in Ottawa Speaks Out||Susan calls up her old friend Bruce Anderson to find out what she should ask former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman. The two Bruce's were good friends in Ottawa. Bruce Heyman opens up about his time as President Obama's Ottawa insider.||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1O: Lessons for the White House press corps from the Harper years||Susan Delacourt returns to the podcast to speak with Jen and Rob about the strained relationship between the White House press corps and the incoming President. They discuss the growing disconnect between political reporting and the public in Canada an.||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: The Anti-Prediction show||--||12/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8: The PMO's Director of Getting Things Done||Jennifer and Rob speak with Prime Minister Trudeau's Director of Operations, John Zerucelli, about what it takes to organize a foreign trip for the PM. (Hint: it takes a lot.) What's fascinating about this chat with John is the effort that goes into en.||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Sasha Issenberg||Rob and Jennifer speak with Sasha Issenberg, author of The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns about the lessons and the outstanding questions for political strategists coming out of the 2016 presidential election campaign.||12/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: The Personal is political: a conversation with Minister Hajdu||Rob and Jennifer speak with the Hon. Patty Hajdu about the shift from leadership on the front lines of community service to leadership in the federal government as the Minister for the Status of Women. She shares a moving experience while gatherin.||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: Ottawa is cleaner than you think||This week's podcast tackles two topics that have been making headlines over the past couple of weeks, but as Jennifer says, we do it Brief Remarks style. First up, a conversation with Howard Anglin on fundraising.||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Canada's Quiet Transitions of Power||Transition of government is big news south of the border, leading all newscasts and filling cable news programs. Here in Canada transitions tend to be quieter affairs, garnering little attention. But that doesn't mean they're always smooth.||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMore Than Slap Hitters||Jennifer and Rob speak with Mike Moffat and Hannah Rasmussen about ways to make Canada a country where innovators swing for the fences rather than settle for a base hit. Their discussion paper takes a refreshing new approach to the topic of innovation:.||11/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake Speeches Great Again!||Rob and Jen give their thoughts on the election of Donald Trump and what it could mean for politics and government in Canada. Also, the end of the Obama era marks the end of a golden age for speeches. We speak to two of Prime Minister Trudeau's speechw.||11/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Journalists As Government Edition||Here it is our first full episode. We're getting used to the mics and the construction going on outside our studio but that didn't stop us from putting together a great show, we think. Susan Delacourt stops by to give her views on journalism and gove.||11/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPromo||Hey there, this is just a short promo for our upcoming podcast Brief Remarks. Have a quick listen to hear what you're getting yourself into, then click subscribe so you don't miss the first episode coming November 1.||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Sounds very promising
Happy to see Rob 2016 NFBC Main Event Champion and millionaire friend of the Prime Minister Silver back from his self-imposed punditry exile.
Cannot wait to hear more from Prof. Robson.
Good start to a promising show
Just listened to the first full episode. Personable co-hosts providing insightful and entertaining conversation that will equally satisfy the Ottawa bubble insiders and people simply interested in the subject matter.
Good first episode!
Although I can't believe you had Andrew Leach on and didn't ask him about Big Lentil!