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Maclean’s on the Hill: Jane Philpott on her 2017 priorities

This week’s politics podcast includes conversations with the Health minister, as well as Ottawa’s mayor and the Dominion Carilloneur


 

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Each week, the Maclean’s Ottawa bureau sits down with Cormac Mac Sweeney to discuss the headlines of the week. This week, where does the government stand on supervised injection sites, legalized marijuana and rejigged food-labelling laws? How much can they hope to accomplish in 2017? Health Minister Jane Philpott joins the show to discuss.

This year, Canada marks its 150th birthday, and the capital is planning a year-long celebration. But what will Ottawa offer to all Canadians—and will all the projects be ready for 2017? To speak more about the sesquicentennial plans, we’re joined by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson.

Every year, senior editor Jason Kirby asks economic experts to highlight the one chart that reflects something surprising, telling, or predictive about the Canadian economy. This year’s package of 75 charts is a veritable charts-travaganza. John Geddes talks to Jason about the charts that stood out, and some shocking data about housing, jobs, venture capitalism, and more.

Finally: Every day, beautiful songs ring from the bells of the Peace tower on Parliament Hill. We sit down with the woman behind the sound. Canada’s Dominion Carillonneur discusses her work and the future of the music that echoes through the capital.

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The full episode



Part 1. Jane Philpott on health priorities

Minister of Health Jane Philpott speaks with the media during a break in meetings at the Finance Ministers meeting in Ottawa, Monday, December 19, 2016. (Adrian Wyld/CP)

Minister of Health Jane Philpott speaks with the media during a break in meetings at the Finance Ministers meeting in Ottawa, Monday, December 19, 2016. (Adrian Wyld/CP)

Where does the government stand on supervised injection sites, legalized marijuana and rejigged food-labelling laws? How much can they hope to accomplish in 2017? Health Minister Jane Philpott joins the show to discuss.



Part 2. Ottawa’s mayor prepares for Canada150

REUTERS/Ammar Awad

REUTERS/Ammar Awad

This year, Canada marks its 150th birthday, and the capital is planning a year-long celebration that includes hosting the Grey Cup—and giant mechanical spiders. To speak more about the sesquicentennial plans, we’re joined by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson.



Part 3. Charting a path forward

Economy charts CAROUSEL

Every year, senior editor Jason Kirby asks economic experts to highlight the one chart that reflects something surprising, telling, or predictive about the Canadian economy. This year’s package of 75 charts is a veritable charts-travaganza. John Geddes talks to Jason about the charts that stood out, and some shocking data about housing, jobs, venture capitalism, and more.



Part 4. The bells of Parliament Hill

The Peace Tower is seen on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on November 5, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

The Peace Tower is seen on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on November 5, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Every day, beautiful songs ring from the bells of the Peace tower on Parliament Hill. We sit down with the woman behind the sound. Canada’s Dominion Carillonneur discusses her work and the future of the music that echoes through the capital.

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