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Everything is about abortion, even it’s not … BUT IT IS – The Pipeline, Episode 11

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In this episode of The Pipeline, Paul, Derek and Deirdre discussed the Alberta Budget.

At the end of the episode, we talked about the latest around COVID-19, and Deirdre’s Western Standard breaking story about a plane from Vancouver to Winnipeg with a fever-stricken “unresponsive” passenger.

In between that, we intended to talk about the Conservative Party leadership race. We did a little bit, but mostly we talked about (1) that Peter MacKay has probably already won, (2) abortion, and (3) why we can’t talk about abortion.

It ended with some agreements … (1) that abortion will continue to be an issue that Canada will probably never legislate on, and (2) the new Conservative Party leader’s opinion on the issue, and the perception of their opinion and intentions on the issue, will matter a fair bit in the future success or failure of the Conservative Party of Canada.

For an apparently “long decided” issue, abortion will continue to haunt political debate in Canada for the foreseeable future.

The Pipeline is The Western Standard’s weekly national affairs program. Each week, The Western Standard Publisher Derek Fildebrandt and Digital Editor Paul Holmes break down the issues from the week, discuss them in-depth and examine some of the broader implications, focusing particularly on how they affect Western Canada. We were also joined this week by Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean, Senior Reporter.

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Guns and (Wild)Roses – The Pipeline, Episode 15

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In this episode we discuss:

  • Opportunistic Gun Laws
  • Wildrose Politics
  • Media Bailout 2.0

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The Pipeline is The Western Standard’s weekly national affairs program, focusing particularly on issues that affect Western Canada, featuring:

  • Derek Fildebrandt, Publisher
  • Dave Naylor, News Editor
  • Paul Holmes, Digital Editor

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The Mullet Economy – The Pipeline, Episode 14

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In this episode we discuss:

  • The latest legal hurdle for Keystone XL
  • Poll numbers for leaders, and Jason Kenney’s being uniquely lower compared to his peers.
  • The phenomenon of bureaucrat celebrities.
  • When does the economy reopen?
  • Should leaders be bound by the same rules as the rest of us?
  • Mullets

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The Pipeline is The Western Standard’s weekly national affairs program, focusing particularly on issues that affect Western Canada.

  • Derek Fildebrandt, Publisher
  • Dave Naylor, News Editor
  • Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean, Senior Reporter
  • Paul Holmes, Digital Editor

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Pandemics, Kings and Queens – The Pipeline, Episode 13

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After a brief hiatus, we are back with the latest episode of The Pipeline, recorded on April 5th, 2020.

In this episode, we discuss the Queen’s address, pandemic pop culture, like Netflix’s pervasive series “The Tiger King”, Trump’s 3M N95 mask directive, and the state of Canadian politics.

Which Canadian politicians are putting the knives away during the crisis, and which ones are not?

Governments around the world are flexing their muscles, and infringing upon ordinary freedoms we normally take for granted. All this is in the name of public health, but will it persist long long after the pandemic is behind us? In particular, we discuss Trudeau’s failed attempt to get executive taxing and spending powers from Parliament until the end of 2021.

The Pipeline is The Western Standard’s weekly national affairs program, focusing particularly on issues that affect Western Canada, featuring:

  • Derek Fildebrandt, Publisher
  • Dave Naylor, News Editor
  • Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean, Senior Reporter
  • Paul Holmes, Digital Editor

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