The Goldwaters

The Goldwaters

Politics, news and cultural commentary with the Goldwater family, straight from their dinner table in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.... Show More

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November 8, 2019 42 min

What is the notwithstanding clause? Constitutional attorney and Capitalism and the Alternatives author Julius Grey stops by the podcast to explain. In this episode Grey, Anne-France Goldwater, and Marie-Hélène Dubé talk Bill 21, individual rights, the importance of the judiciary, and where the clause even comes from.

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Suite à l'introduction de l'interdiction des symboles religieux au Québec pour certains employés de la fonction publique, la militante féministe Dalila Awada s'entretient avec Me Goldwater et Me Dubé, son avocate, sur son cas historique de diffamation et des abus de certains médias en raison de sa foi.  
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The return of The Goldwaters! Anne-France Goldwater is joined by lawyer and animal rights activist Camille Labchuk to break down the recent changes to animal rights law in Canada. They also talk about animals and agriculture and how farm animals do not have the same protections as house pets. Labchuk is also the co-host of the Paw & Order podcast.

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Dr. Samantha Goldwater-Adler is joined by Canadian journalist and commentator Jen Gerson, who knows first hand how life online can change how we interact with the world. They delve into some of the ways that social networking can be toxic, particularly for women in media; and for entire generations of young people evolving with these technologies, without knowing the extent to which these networks may be hindering their development...

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September 30, 2018 68 min

Montréal is a special city. It’s a unique mix of English and French, and the home to migrants from all over the globe. And on this episode of The Goldwaters, Anne-France wonders, should Montréal be its own city-state? To help her answer this question she’s joined by Beryl Wajsman, editor of The Suburban newspaper, and Brent Tyler, a lawyer with experience fighting for anglophone rights in Québec. “The ethos in Montréal is so differ...

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On this episode of The Goldwaters, Daniel Goldwater is joined by Ryan Parsons to talk fighting, discipline, and the intellectual side of combat sports. Parsons is the owner of APEX Martial Arts in Montreal, where in addition to training fighters of all levels, they run children’s summer camps and programs for underprivileged kids.

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On this episode of The Goldwaters, Dr. Samantha Goldwater-Adler is joined by Jason Rockman to talk about his addiction and sobriety. Rockman is a radio host on Montreal’s CHOM FM, a culture columnist for CTV, and the frontman for the band Slaves on Dope. They talk addiction, harm reduction, and what 12 step programs like AA can do for people looking to get sober.

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What separates a good poll from a bad one? How can you follow the political horse race? This week, Phillip J. Fournier of QC125.com joins The Goldwaters to talk polls and politics to help us separate the signal from the noise.

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On this episode of The Goldwaters Dr. Samantha Goldwater-Adler digs into both myths and truths about this much-maligned generation with McGill university management professor Karl Moore. He’s writing a book, Working with Millennials, on ways businesses can manage these young workers.

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This week, The Goldwaters present a special episode in French.

Pour beaucoup de Québécois, le débat sur le port de symboles religieux est un débat abstrait. Pour Sondos Lamrhari, c'est très réel.Lamrhari est une cadette de la police au Collège Ahuntsic de Montréal. Elle porte aussi un hijab. Et si le Parti québécois ou la Coalition Avenir Québec obtient le pouvoir lors des prochaines élections, elle pourrait être contrainte de ...

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April 22, 2018 34 min

This week on the podcast the family talks about the rise of white supremacy and white nationalism in the United States. They dig into the online spread of anti-semitism, and the focus on the “JQ”—“Jewish Question”—and try to figure out how worried Jewish people should be in the U.S.

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April 8, 2018 80 min

This week on The Goldwaters the family is making the case to get married. In these modern times, is the institution of marriage archaic? Is marriage just a legal construct or is it something more? The family tries to untangle getting married in the modern world. Plus, one Goldwater makes an announcement about upcoming nuptials…

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This week brings The Goldwaters to Montréal City Hall for a bilingual sit-down with Montréal Mayor Valérie Plante. Anne-France and Daniel Goldwater are joined by Marie-Hélène Dubé, the founding partner of Goldwater, Dubé. They talk animal rights, how to grow the city, and Plante’s vision for the future. And things get emotional when they talk about what it means to everyone to be sitting with Montréal’s first female mayor.

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March 12, 2018 46 min

March is here, and in many places that means kids have just finished their break and are heading back to the classroom. Now that the last stretch of the school year is upon us, The Goldwaters thought they would take this opportunity to explore the world of education.

Why do we send our kids to school, and what to we hope they achieve while they’re there?

Anne-France, Samantha, and Daniel try and work through some of the philosophy ...

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February 25, 2018 56 min

Ah, siblings. There’s no relationship that is likely to last as long, or be as strongly rooted as the one between a brother and a sister. Of course, there’s no relationship more associated with bickering and rivalry as that between siblings.

So on this episode, The Goldwaters decided to sit down and hash out what it means to be siblings. How does having one another make a brother and sister who they are today? Dr. Samantha Goldwate...

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February 11, 2018 55 min

It wasn’t long after the #MeToo moment began that people started to wonder if North American society was in the midst of a sex panic. Values are shifting rapidly as we all deal with the reckoning that men can sometimes be horrible, even violent, toward women. But it’s hard to say what exactly this moment means.

On this episode of The Goldwaters, the family wonders if we’re really in the middle of a broad moral panic, or if maybe th...

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Is comedy funny anymore? This might seem like a silly question. But, at the moment, everything seems political. And as politics has seeped into every part of culture, so has political correctness. So, Samantha Goldwater-Adler and Daniel Goldwater wonder, can comedy still be funny in today’s climate?

To help them figure that out, Daniel and Samantha are joined by their longtime friend, stand-up comic David Heti. Not just a comic, He...

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In the early 2000s, neoconservatism was the dominant strain of political thought on the right. Bush the younger was president in the U.S. and The West was under attack by Osama Bin Laden. And it was in this time that a young Daniel Goldwater found himself identifying as a neoconservative. Over time, Daniel has drifted away from his neocon past—or has he? In a special episode of The Goldwaters, Samantha Goldwater-Adler interviews he...

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Across the US and Canada, women are coming forward and speaking out about the sexual violence they have faced over the years from men in positions of authority. In this episode, the family talks through #MeToo and tries to find out where the line between exposing bad, sometimes monstrous, behaviour and protecting due process lies. It’s a tough subject, especially for Anne-France Goldwater, who had to explain to Daniel and Samantha ...

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Dans cet épisode spécial — en Français — de la ballado les Goldwaters, Daniel demande à Anne-France pourquoi elle a renoué avec la politique municipale. Elle discute des rumeurs de course à la mairie à son sujet, et explique pourquoi elle s'est rangée derrière Valérie Plante. Anne-France fait également le point sur le règlement anti-pitbull et mets en lumière les avancées réalisées par Goldwater, Dubé. Elle est confiante que le...

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