“We like to do the things that are really difficult over existing wiring.” Pierre Trudeau, Positron
The Broadband Bunch
In this episode of the Broadband Bunch, we speak with Pierre Trudeau, President & CTO of Positron Access Solutions. While everyone is working hard to end the digital divide in both rural and urban areas some structures are unable to get access high-speed internet. Due to high costs these MDUs or multi dwelling units are often ignored. Positron Access Solutions has entered the market with a real game changing solution - using existing equipment to bring high-speed internet to these MDUs. Click now to hear how Pierre and his team gets it done! Make sure to subscribe to the Broadband Bunch on your favorite podcast platform so you never miss an episode.
What happens when the Prime Minister falls head over heels for a party girl? No this isn't a lifetime movie, it's May-December romance in the highest office of Canadian power. Their's was a romance based on power, progeny and partying. This week Mara and Jane sit down to discuss the lives and love of Margaret and Pierre Trudeau.
The Constant Scholar: Dr. Christo Aivalis, Pierre Trudeau and the Perseverance behind Publishing
https://podcast.cfrc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/cbC.Aivalis-podcast.mp3 September 5 – Dr. Christo Aivalis (PhD’15), historian and current SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto joins us in studio to discuss themes and arguments raised in his new monograph, The Constant Liberal: Pierre Trudeau, Organized Labour, and the Canadian Social Democratic Left (UBC Press 2018) ahead of his book launch at Novel Idea bookstore in Kingston on September 11th. Dr. Aivalis also shares insights on the ins and outs of developing his doctoral research at Queen’s into this ground-breaking book. Episode Airs September 5th 2018 on CFRC 101.9 FM. Missed it? Download it through CFRC 101.9 FM’s online archive or stream the podcast through iTunes, Google Play or Stitcher!
In this episode of the History Slam, Sean Graham talks with Christo Aivalis about his new book The Constant Liberal: Pierre Trudeau, Organized Labour, the Canadian Social Democratic Left. They talk about the renewed interest in Pierre Trudeau, the difference between Liberal and liberal in Canadian political parlance, and Pierre’s social policies. They also get into Canada’s economic structure, Pierre’s policies, and whether the electorate supports leftist reforms. http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/History-Slam-Episode-119.mp3
Witness to Yesterday (The Champlain Society Podcast on Canadian History)
Patrice Dutil talks with Paul Litt (Carleton University) about his book “Trudeaumania” (UBC Press) on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Pierre E. Trudeau’s first day as prime minister, 20 April 1968. This podcast was produced by Hugh Bakhurst and Pernia Jamshed in the Allan Slaight Radio Institute at Ryerson University.
Nino Ricci’s first novel, the best-selling Lives of the Saints, won international acclaim and a host of awards, including, in Canada, the Governor General’s Award for Fiction and the Books in Canada First Novel Award, and in England, the Betty Trask Award and the Winifred Holtby Prize. It was followed by In A Glass House and Where She Has Gone, which completed the trilogy that Lives of the Saints began, Testament, co-winner of the Trillium Award, and, The Origin of Species which won Ricci his second Governor General’s Award. Born in Leamington, Ontario, to parents from the Molise region of Italy, he completed studies at York University in Toronto, at Concordia University in Montreal, and at the University of Florence, and has taught both in Canada and abroad. We met recently at the Blue Met Writers Festival in Montreal to talk about his most recent work: a brief biography of Pierre Trudeau for Penguin’s Extraordinary Canadians series. Topics covered include the Italian Canadian attachment to Trudeau and the Liberals, immigration, gun slingers, alluring leadership qualities, fear of failure, media strategies, bilingualism’s mixed legacy, the Charter, budget deficits, the pride of being Canadian, and philosopher-kings.