Leaders on the Frontier

Leaders on the Frontier

Since its inception in 1999, the Frontier Centre for Public Policy has been steadfast in its mission to foster Ideas for a Better Tomorrow. Through research, publications, educational events and policy analysis, Frontier has impacted dozens of governments and policy sectors. With Western Canadian roots and a drive to cultivate responsible citizenship, Leaders on the Frontier features discussions of common sense and good governance from this non-partisan, cutting-edge think tank.

Episodes

May 23, 2024 62 mins

Tara MacIsaac, editor and journalist with the Epoch Times, reveals the top issues facing Canadians. Hear the impact the late Rex Murphy had, the debate over homelessness and the increased foreign meddling including the lab leak in Winnipeg and its connection to Wuhan.  

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Dr. Tom Flanagan, author, analyst, and professor, questions the controversy of mass graves in Canadian residential schools. Where's the proof? He challenges the narrative of widespread abuse in residential schools while emphasizing the importance of truth and evidence in understanding Canada's history. 

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Dr. Marco Navarro-Genie joined David Leis for a great conversation about this new book. He is the co-author of “Covid-19 - the politics of a pandemic moral panic.” In this insightful book, Dr. Navarro-Genie helps us understand what is meant by a “moral panic”. In our discussion we learn how that phenomenon is being used on a whole range of issues in Canada that are arguably transforming our nation and what you can do about it. 

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Stephen Moore, senior economic adviser to Donald Trump, is on the show. He reveals what is causing the massive prosperity gap between the Canadian and American economies. From government overreach, ideological influence, and fiscal irresponsibility, what is going on in the West?

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Canada could be the wealthiest nation in the world if we developed more oil and gas. Chris Bloomer, former CEO of the Canadian Pipelines Association, joins David Leis to talk about the major benefits of the new Trans Mountain pipeline.  

Will the government stand in the way of its success and jeopardize Canada's oil and gas future? 

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Host David Leis and guest Jim Lakely, vice president at The Heartland Institute, discuss the unsettled climate science and the November 5th US presidential election. Unpacking America's battles and how the outcomes will affect Canada.  

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Guests Ken and Rosalie Drysdale and David Leis discuss the Manitoba Stronger Together Conference. A chance for like-minded Canadians to come together, learn and discuss the pressing issues facing our country and hear practical solutions. What can you do to make major changes in Canada? The event is June 21-23 in Beausejour, Manitoba.  

Tickets available on Eventbrite.  

For more information, visit www.manitobastrongertogether.ca 

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Six things that could make Canada thrive not just survive. Host David Leis is joined by Lieutenant Colonel David Redman to talk about the state of Canada in 2024 and whether Canada is a confident, resilient nation or a fearful, fractured country. It's clear, a new vision is needed for Canada's future. 

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Peter Menzies talks about the current state of Canada and whether our country is in trouble. Get the whole picture. Peter had a long career as a journalist, publisher and was the former CRTC Commissioner. He is now a writer, commentator and senior fellow at the MacDonald Laurier Institute.

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Is rail transit really better than bus transit? That's what we're being told. But today's guest, policy analyst Randal O'Toole shares how rapid rail is anything but rapid and is by the numbers, an out of date form of transit. Hear how buses and freeways are far more efficient and faster than trains. So why the push to use your tax dollars on rail transit? Listen for the analysis. 

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Vanessa Dylyn, an Emmy-nominated Canadian film producer, is talking about her latest film, Covid Collateral that is causing quite the uproar. We have an exclusive trailer of the film below. The documentary is being screened in Toronto on May 9, and shockingly the Calgary screening was suddenly cancelled after the theatre lost sponsorship and employees got upset. What is revealed in this documentary that the mainstream media and wok...

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Does the new online harms act (Bill c-63) concern you? It's being touted by the government as a bill that will protect our children, combat hate speech, and terrorism. That's all good, but it goes further. John Carpay with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms says it will ultimately allow non-criminal speech to be prosecuted and lead to extreme censorship in Canada. He reveals the shocking powers it will carry. Your thoug...

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Host David Leis and Guest Martin Kulldorff discuss the background and information of the health outcomes and the deceptions used in data. Scientists were silenced, including himself, when research results did not match the government narratives. What is the bigger picture with the helpful retrospective look to health outcomes? Watch to discover the opinion, agenda and authoritarianism meeting freedom in science and freedom of speec...

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The alarming rise of extremism, fueled by exaggerated climate change beliefs.  

Joseph Quesnel, the author of an alarming study, is on the show. 

We talk about the dangerous trend of radicalization, threatening public safety, law, and prosperity. 

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The April 1st carbon tax hike is here. How much more will you pay at the pump? What impact will this hike have on your finances? Dan McTeague joins host David Leis for a live discussion and debate over the controversial tax. Is it necessary? Is the tax really going to help the planet in the long run?  

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March 26, 2024 51 mins

Will America continue to be the shining light for liberty in our world? With competing ideologies and verbal attacks on America's traditional values, America seems to be struggling to maintain the traditional values and middle class masses. Host David Leis and Jim Lakely, climate realist, discuss the changes and potential transformations of the US and how it will affect Canada. 

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What is Canada’s national interest in 2024? 

In 1967, Canada proudly celebrated its centennial anniversary.  Canada stood as a strong and unified democracy respected internationally.  

Fifty years later, Canada is divided, ashamed of its history, has shattered its democratic institutions, our allies ignore us and we have a broken economy.  

How has Canada come to this point?  What can we as citizens do about this concerning state o...

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March 19, 2024 75 mins

Canadians may feel like they don't recognize the nation and policies they are seeing around them. In this episode, host David Leis and his guest, award winning journalist and podcaster, Trish Wood discuss how the dramatic changes lead by the federal Liberal government have paved the way for Canadians to evaluate what they believe and what they want from government.

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In the 1950s, rail transit was deemed obsolete in favor of buses, except for rapid transit lines. However, recent rail projects in Canadian cities have been costly, outdated, and often less effective than buses. Modern urban areas require flexible transit systems, leading to the conclusion that investing in bus transit would be more beneficial than building new rail lines. Policy analyst Randal O'Toole released a 52-page transit re...

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Stock markets, woke ideology and pension plans. Ideas and power players are steering the investment dollars away from sound business principles toward the support for woke agendas.  David Leis speaks with Gina Pappano, a skilled professional with 20 years of experience in the financial services sector about where investment dollars are being steered and what that means for our pension plans.

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