This episode, we cover the implications of China meddling in our democracy, and the future of electric vehicles in Canada. But we begin the show with tragic breaking news: the murders of two Edmonton Police officers, killed while responding to a domestic call at an apartment block west of downtown.
0:55 | Edmonton Police constables Travis Jordan and Brett Ryan were shot and killed in the line of duty early Thursday morning. Ryan begins the show reflecting on our inability as civilians to truly understand the inherent risks of this profession, and the rise of domestic violence calls in Alberta and across the country.
WATCH OUR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ROUND TABLE FROM MARCH 8: https://www.youtube.com/live/ImTTTk_tYoI?feature=share&t=100
12:07 | The Government of Canada closes comments on its proposed zero-emission vehicles regulations on the day we're recording this episode. The Pembina Institute's transportation director Adam Thorn explains why the regulations matter, and what the EV landscape might look like two, five, and ten years down the road.
OF NOTE: Edmonton experienced a minor earthquake during this interview! Check out Ryan's camera shaking around 12:12.
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29:40 | Did you see Ryan's camera shaking around the 12:12 mark? While we didn't feel much in the studio, astute Real Talkers like "Arty Miss" in the YouTube live chat let us know we'd experienced a minor earthquake. We take a look at the evidence from Environment Canada. Fascinating stuff!
35:57 | Do you have confidence in Canada's democracy? Do you trust recent election results? Joanna Chiu is a B.C.-based journalist covering national and international news for the Star. A former correspondent in Hong Kong and Beijing, and a graduate of the Columbia University School of Journalism, she is the author of "China Unbound," which examines the global political impacts of China's rise. We guarantee you'll better understand the bigger picture around Beijing's end game after catching this interview. Fascinating stuff.
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