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TVOntario

The Agenda: Panel - A Culture of Corruption?
11 May 2016, 20h00   (36:41)
Is corruption endemic in Canada's political and economic classes? The Agenda broadcast our panel on corruption in the public sphere, just as the London Anti-Corruption Summit began.

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The Agenda: Insight - The New McCarthyism
26 June 2012, 20h00   (3:45)
McCarthy was a greater traitor to his country than any imagined Communist, and Canadian politicians who ape his methods are just as surely betraying ours. Their behaviour is a public obscenity and a disgrace to the democracy we elected them to serve.

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The Agenda: Insight - Forgiving the Unforgivable
13 June 2012, 20h00   (3:52)
In their struggle to emerge as free democracies, will the nations of the Arab Spring master or be mastered by their historic demons? Will they find it in themselves to put the future ahead of the past?

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The Agenda: Insight - The Raj, the Reich, and the Good Fight
04 April 2012, 20h00   (3:45)
During my trip to Delhi to ride for Canada at the Asian Championships, I had a chance encounter with the ghosts of India's independence movement, and a reminder that nothing corrupts the soul more than the certainty of personal virtue.

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The Agenda: Insight - A Meritocracy Worth Fighting For
02 March 2012, 20h00   (3:48)
Canada was built on the dream of meritocracy: on the promise of better lives for our children and on the dignity of hope. The time has come to ask, is it still a dream worth fighting for?

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The Agenda: Insight - Resistance is Not Futile
30 October 2011, 20h00   (3:42)
In any democracy worthy of the name, it is not merely the right, but the responsibility of every citizen to resist unjust laws.

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The Agenda: Insight - Hope for the Holidays
16 December 2011, 20h00   (3:14)
In my 2011 Christmas broadcast, I draw upon some of the most dire moments in history, to demonstrate that the Canadian impulse for hope has always burned brightest in the darkest hours, and continues to represent our country's greatest gift to the world and to ourselves.

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The Agenda: Insight - To Lead or to Serve
30 October 2011, 20h00   (3:46)
Canadians instinctively remember what the machinery of politics appears to have forgotten: that election to office is a contract to serve us, not a licence to rule us; that the wisdom of society lies in the many, not the few; that if it is to be real, democracy must be a way of governing ourselves, not just a way of choosing governments.

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The Agenda: Insight - Liberalism of Conviction and of Convenience
23 June 2011, 20h00   (3:41)
After its catastrophe in the General Election, the question confronting the party is not whether it can rebuild its fabled political machine into one capable of waging an effective campaign; it is whether it can rediscover its ideals and return a party deserving of our country's trust.

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The Agenda: Insight - Faith in Secularism
30 May 2011, 20h00   (3:38)
If history has one lesson, it is that when religion and politics mix, both are degraded. My essay makes the case that separation of church and state is as much in the interests of church as it is in the interests of the state, but that adhering to this ideal often requires more courage than we might suspect.

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The Agenda: Panel - Democratic Disenchantment
02 May 2011, 20h00   (35:24)
TVOntario convenes its Insight Essayists in an election day panel, to debate what the conduct of the 2011 General Election campaign suggests about the state of Canadian democracy.

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The Agenda: Insight - East and West and the Arab Spring
24 March 2011, 20h00   (3:23)
The Arab Spring, which bounded in like a lion, is in danger of being led out like a lamb to the slaughter. I argue that notwithstanding our chequered history in the region, western states have an obligation to intervene to protect human life and to ensure that the democratic movement is not snuffed out.

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The Agenda: Insight - Truth, Casualties, and War
18 November 2010, 20h00   (3:46)
I fear that the current government is unwilling to engage in an honest national debate about our objectives in Afghanistan, because it believes that Canadians prefer easy lies to hard truths. But Canadians are not the fools or the cowards that such politicians take us for.

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The Agenda: Insight - An Injection of Moralism
30 September 2010, 20h00   (3:34)
My second broadcast essay for TVOntario, "An Injection of Moralism", addresses the federal government's efforts to shut down Insite, Canada's sole licensed safe injection and addiction treatment centre.

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The Agenda: Insight - The Rights of Vulgar Little Cowards
30 September 2010, 20h00   (3:27)
In my inaugural broadcast essay for TVOntario, "The Rights of Vulgar Little Cowards", I argue that the test of our convictions is our willingness to extend our most cherished ideals to those least deserving of them, even at grievous personal costs.

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The Agenda with Steve Paikin
26 October 2007, 20h00   (37:28)
With the Conservative government daring Stéphane Dion to precipitate an election, Steve Paikin asks how long the Liberal Party can, or should, endure the Conservatives' electoral brinksmanship. Professor Christine de Clercy, Dion biographer Linda Diebel, journalist John Ivison, lobbyist Robin Sears, and I grapple with one another's hyperbole.

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The Agenda with Steve Paikin
27 April 2007, 20h00   (35:40)
With a year of minority government behind us, Norman Spector, Janice MacKinnon, and I revisit with Jeffrey Simpson the thesis of his book The Friendly Dictatorship, that Canada suffers from an over-concentration of power in the Prime Minister's Office. Steve Paikin moderated with his customary aplomb.

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CBC News

The Hour
25 January 2007, 20h00   (5:38)
Jian Ghomeshi interviews former Liberal leadership candidate Bob Rae, Conservative Leader John Tory, NDP MP Olivia Chow, and me, on the asymmetry between Canadian society and Canada's representatives.

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CBC Newsworld

Newsworld 24
27 November 2006, 18h00   (4:01)
Sarika Sehgal and I discuss the upcoming Liberal Leadership convention, and the challenges faced by the Party.

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The Agenda with Steve Paikin
24 November 2006, 20h00   (34:55)
In the wake of the "Québecois Nation" issue, Steve Paikin assembles a panel to discuss whether politics and principles are Canada's true two solitudes.

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CBC Television

Politics
13 November 2003, 10h45
The other two presidential candidates and I go head to head to head in debate at the leadership convention.

 


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CBC News Sunday
09 November 2003, 08h00
I discuss the moments of high drama and low comedy during Jean Chrétien's decade as Prime Minister.

 


CBC Newsworld

Newsworld Saturday
27 September 2003, 07h00   (5:36)
Speaking from Parliament Hill, I discuss the aftermath of the delegate election meetings, and the march towards the leadership convention.

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CHRO Ottawa

The NewRO @ Noon
26 September 2003, 12h00
Dave Stephens interviews me about the presidential campaign.

 


CBC Newsworld

Newsworld Saturday
20 September 2003, 08h00   (5:10)
"The question of the next leader and next prime minister of Canada will be decided this weekend."

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CBC Newsworld

Politics
01 September 2003, 10h00
I speak with Don Newman about the ethical imperative of a separation between Party and government.

 


NTV

NTV Evening News
30 August 2003, 18h00
During my tour of Newfoundland and Labrador, I discuss the relevance of federal politics to Atlantic Canada.

 


CTS

Michael Coren Live
07 May 2003, 22h00   (2:49)
"To be a Liberal is to believe that the rule of law must always triumph over the caprice of individuals."

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CPAC

Talk Politics
24 February 2003, 11h00   (13:43)
Ken Rockburn grills me on my vision for the Liberal Party in this nationally broadcast feature interview.

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Michael Coren Live
18 February 2003, 22h00   (2:08)
I debate representatives from the Canadian Taxpayer's Federation and the the Canadian Steelworkers' Union, immediately after the presentation of the national budget.

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CBC Television

@ The End
17 January 2003, 20h00
I join an eclectic panel in Vancouver to mull over the week's tidings, on both domestic and international topics.

 


CBC Newsworld

Newsworld Morning
16 January 2003, 07h15
The CBC interviews me on the ramifications of Allan Rock's decision not to seek the Liberal leadership.

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CBC Television

CBC News Sunday
12 January 2003, 10h00
In a national panel discussion, I speak on the emerging political issues of 2003.

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CFMT Omni 2

News
07 January 2003, 20h00
An interview with me on Canada's role in the international community, and on the domestic implications of recent anti-terrorism legislation.

 


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Michael Coren Live
18 December 2002, 22h00
I debate representatives from the Progressive Conservatives and Canadian Alliance, in a year end review of politics in Canada.

 


CBC Newsworld

Newsworld Live
30 November 2002, 12h00  (5:17)
Ben Chin interviews me live at the Liberal Party of Canada (Québec) convention, on the Party leadership race.

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Rogers London

Jim Chapman Live
20 November 2002, 19h00  (18:41)
I present my vision of Liberalism with one of south-western Ontario's best known commentators.

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CBC Newsworld

Newsworld Morning
06 November 2002, 07h15
I discuss the long-term implications of the Commons vote to elect committee chairs by secret ballot.

 


TVOntario
Diplomatic Immunity
11 October 2002, 23h00
I insist that any Canadian participation in an action against Iraq must respect international law.

 


TVOntario
Studio 2
13 September 2002, 18h00
I debate opposition MPs and academics on Canada's potential participation in an invasion of Iraq.

 


CTV
Question Period
08 September 2002, 12h00
I call for the Liberal leadership succession rules to respect the primacy of the national interest.

 


CBC Television

The National
30 August 2002, 22h00  (2:10)
I call for the Liberal Party to stand equal to its duty to observe democratic norms.

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CBC Television
News
26 August 2002, 18h00
I take a firm stand against the cancellation of the Liberal policy convention

 


CFMT Omni 1
News
24 August 2002, 11h00
I discuss Jean Chrétien's legacy to Canada.

 


CTV
Canada AM
23 August 2002, 07h30
I wake-up bleary-eyed Canadians with my projections about the coming Liberal leadership race.

 


CTV
National News
22 August 2002, 23h00
I appear on CTV National News to discuss Jean Chrétien's retirement and the future of the Liberal Party.

 


CTV NewsNet
News
22 August 2002, Multiple Broadcasts
I call upon the Liberal Party to adhere to democratic principles in the management of upcoming Party conventions.

 


CTS
Michael Coren Live
07 August 2002, 22h00
I debate the future of Canada's parliamentary makeup, with representatives from the Progressive Conservatives, Canadian Alliance, and New Democratic parties.

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