Since the 45th president of the United States has taken office, there have been unprecedented executive orders, feuds with foreign leaders, and disagreements between the country’s executive and judicial branches. The controversial travel ban targeting 7 countries in North Africa and the Middle East, as well as Mr. Trump’s divisive rhetoric, has led to a high degree of anxiety in Canada. Concerns over refugees, a spike in hate crimes, and the fear of a trade war loom large. In this episode, we examine ongoing Canadian reactions to the Trump Presidency.
Dr. Peter Dungan is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Business Economics at the Rotman School of Management, with cross-appointments at the Department of Economics and the School of Public Policy and Governance. He is also the Director of Rotman’s Policy and Economic Analysis Program.
Amira Elghawaby is the Communications Director for the National Council of Canadian Muslims. She is a journalist and human rights advocate. Amira has written and produced stories for various media news outlets, including CBC Radio, The Globe and Mail, the Ottawa Citizen and the Toronto Star.
Jonah Kotzer & Ian T.D. Thomson, Hosts & Producers
Dalia Hashim & Ali Nasser Virji, Technical Producers
Samira Basir, Executive Producer
Shape of You Instrumental by Ed Sheeran
The Body Says No by The New Pornographers