The Evan Solomon Show

The Evan Solomon Show

A daily talk show hosted by award-winning journalist and writer Evan Solomon. We cover all of the current affairs you need to know and feature the biggest newsmakers in Canada and around the world. The show is hard-hitting, bold, surprising, and will bring you strong opinions and touching experiences. Extraordinary stories are told here.

Episodes

June 30, 2022 78 min

Evan Solomon speaks with Ottawa’s Interim Police Chief Steve Bell about the freedom protest set to take place in the capital and how the city has been preparing. 

On today’s show:

  • Ottawa Interim Police Chief Steve Bell on the freedom protest set to take place in the capital on Canada Day. 
  • Overhyped v. Underplayed with Scott Reid, CTV News political commentator, and former communications director for Prime Minister Paul Martin.
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    Evan Solomon speaks with Prabjot Singh Wirring, a prospective lawyer in Edmonton who is suing Alberta for requiring him to swear an oath to the Queen to practise law.

    On today’s show: 

  • Prabjot Singh Wirring, a prospective lawyer in Edmonton who is suing the province. Then, we take your texts and calls.
  • Becca Amendola, a London, Ontario resident who has made repeated calls for a ban on fireworks. She presents her case then we hear fr...
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    Evan Solomon speaks with CTV’s Glen McGregor about the details of Tamara Lich’s arrest, who was taken into custody after breaching her bail conditions. Then, we take your calls. 

    On today’s show: 

  • Lesia Vasylenko, Ukrainian member of parliament, on the Russian airstrike that hit a busy shopping mall in Ukraine. 
  • Kevin Nixon with Nixon Honey Farm in Alberta, about how the global honeybee crisis is affecting Canada's blueberry har...
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    Evan Solomon speaks with Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Wayne Eyre, who says Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is going to change the course of history.

    On today's show: 

  • We play Evan's full conversation with Government House Leader Mark Holland on pressing government issues.
  • Interim Conservative leader Candice Bergen joins the show to discuss Conservative politics. 
  • A conversation with Chief of the Defence Staff General Wayne Ey...
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    June 24, 2022 78 min

    Free For All Friday - Hour 1

    Deb Hutton, filling in for Amanda Galbraith, breaks down the biggest stories of the day with Canada's top newsmakers.

    On today's show:

  • Daphne Gilbert, a professor at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law specializing in criminal and constitutional law, on Roe v. Wade being overturned in the United States. 

  • Lindsay Maskell, political consultant and former advisor to Premier Dalton McGuinty, o...

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    Evan Solomon speaks with Kevin King, the head of the union which represents employees at passport offices, who says delays will get worse before they get better as many employees may start refusing unsafe work. 

    On today's show: 

  • Jeremy Roenick, former NHL hockey player, describes his recent experience with Air Canada.
  • Justin Ling, freelance investigative journalist, on Conservative MPs meeting with top convoy figures in Ottawa....
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    Evan Solomon speaks with Marie Tremblay, who is camping outside a passport office in Montreal, waiting to get her 6-month-old his passport before they leave for a wedding on Tuesday.

    On today's show: 

  • Andrew Koch, who was removed from his Air Canada flight on Friday along with 10 other people. He was told he didn’t have a seat for the flight. 
  • Conservative House Leader John Brassard on a possible RCMP/government interference in ...
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    Evan Solomon speaks with Ottawa Interim Police Chief Steve Bell about the use of the Emergencies Act in February. Bell says it was "necessary" to bring an end to the downtown blockades. 

    On today's show: 

  • Ottawa’s Interim Police Chief Steve Bell on the use of the Emergencies Act in February and how the city is preparing for more protestors headed to Ottawa on Canada Day. 
  • Anita Anand, Canada’s Defence Minister, on modern...
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    Evan Solomon breaks down Defence Minister Anita Anand's announcement which promises billions in new spending over the next 20 years to modernize North America's aging defensive systems.

    On today's show: 

  • We play Evan's full conversation with Patrick Brown, Conservative leadership candidate, on allegations of cheating in the leadership race. 
  • Bruce Moncur, founding member of Valour In the Presence of the Enemy, provi...

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    June 17, 2022 78 min

    Free For All Friday - Hour 1

    Deb Hutton, filling in for Amanda Galbraith, breaks down the biggest stories of the day with Canada's top newsmakers.

    On today's show:

  • Michael Geist, law professor at the University of Ottawa and Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law on Bill C-27 and Bill C-11.
  • Dan Kelly, president and CEO of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, who is critical of Finance Minister Chrys...
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    Evan Solomon takes your texts and calls on whether drinking alcohol in parks should be legal in every city.

    On today's show: 

  • What’s the most important step the federal government can take to fight inflation? We hear from you.
  • Jeremie Harris, host of the Towards Data Science podcast, on the dangers of AI—particularly looking at the risk of malicious use.
  • Overhyped v. Underplayed with Scott Reid, CTV News political commentator and...
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    Evan Solomon talks with Canada's Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc about changes to federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates for travellers and public servants.

    On today's show:

  • NDP MP Matthew Green discusses challenging Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland on answers given during an Emergencies Act committee hearing. 
  • Jon Krohn, host of the Super Data Science podcast, on a Google engineer who was suspended after cla...
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    Evan Solomon speaks with Dr. Isaac Bogoch, who says the Canadian government should have lifted its vaccine travel mandate months ago.

    On today’s show

  • The federal government is lifting most of Canada’s air-travel vaccine requirements
  • An Ottawa mother says she spent 10 hours in the emergency room waiting for her six-month old baby to be seen.
  • BNN Bloomberg host Amanda Lang discusses the crypto crash and concerns about a possible recess...
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    Evan Solomon speaks with David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data, on a new poll which found 44% of respondents believe big events like wars, recessions and the outcomes of elections are controlled by small groups of people working in secret.

    On today's show: 

  • David Coletto, a founding partner and CEO of Abacus Data, discusses the findings of a new poll on conspiracy theories in Canada. 
  • Former gymnast Amelia Cline reacts to new measur...
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    June 10, 2022 78 min

    Free For All Friday - Hour 1

    Amanda Galbraith breaks down the biggest stories of the day with Canada's top newsmakers.

    On today's show:

  • Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, the “Food Professor,” on popcorn and sriracha shortages. Plus: Could ketchup one day be a thing of the past?

  • Jenny Kwan, NDP Immigration Critic, on the New Democrats alleging the federal government ‘lost’ 2,900 applications of Afghans who worked for Canada.
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    Evan Solomon speaks with Canadian Armed Forces veteran James Topp, who is marching to Ottawa to protest federal COVID-19 mandates.

    On today's show: 

  • Declan Hill, an investigative academic and journalist specializing in the study of organized crime and international sports, on the controversial Saudi-funded LIV Golf Series. 
  • James Topp, a 28-year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, who is marching across Canada to protest gover...
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    Evan Solomon talks with former ambassador Bruce Heyman about his calls for a bigger and bolder partnership between Canada and the United States. 

    On today's show: 

  • Bruce Heyman, former U.S. Ambassador to Canada, on calls to strengthen the cross-border partnership. 
  • A small drug trial in the U.S. found that every single cancer patient who received an experimental treatment had their cancer vanish. Sascha Roth, one of 18 patients ...
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    Evan Solomon explores how some cities may soon require Airbnb hosts to list only their own homes or units within them as a way to tackle the housing crisis. Then, we take your calls: Do you agree with this?

    On today's show: 

  • We play Evan's full conversation with Conservative leadership candidate Patrick Brown.
  • Jenni Byrne, senior advisor to Pierre Poilievre's leadership campaign, joins the show.
  • London city councillor Mar...
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    Evan Solomon speaks with Kory Teneycke, campaign manager for the Ontario PC Party, on how Doug Ford cruised to a second majority win. What does this mean for the future of the Ontario Liberals? 

    On today's show: 

  • Kory Teneycke, 2022 campaign manager for the Ontario PCs, on Doug Ford winning another election. 
  • Scott Reid, CTV News political commentator and former communications director for Prime Minister Paul Martin, on the futu...
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    June 3, 2022 78 min

    Free For All Friday - Hour 1

    Amanda Galbraith breaks down the biggest stories of the day with Canada's top newsmakers.

    On today's show:

  • Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development in Ontario, on his union strategy. Is it replicable across the Conservative movement? 
  • For today's cross-country road trip segment, we speak with Lisa Helps, Mayor of Victoria, BC. What are the hidden gems in her city?...
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