Issues & Action Exchange Calls

In months that a conference is not scheduled, Canada Strong and Free Network hosts Issues and Action Exchange Calls. Exchange calls feature conservative policy experts and movement leaders offering current ideas and best practices aimed at advancing limited government, free enterprise and individual responsibility. To receive registration information for future Exchange Calls please sign-up here or follow our Facebook page for announcements. If you’d like to suggest a topic or speaker for a future Exchange Call please e-mail Troy Lanigan here. Past Exchange Calls are catalogued below.

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When Politicians Panic: A Look at COVID Management – What’s Working, What’s Not Working and Alternatives Moving Forward

April 21, 2021
For over a year now Canadians have been in an endless cycle of lockdowns. This clearly is not working. CSFN’s April Exchange Call examines the adverse impacts of lockdowns and the options to carve a new path moving forward.

Speakers: Dr. Richard Audas, Anthony Furey, Pierre Poilievre

Subject Experts: David Redman, Dr. Matt Strauss

Canada’s Toxic Ban on Plastics

March 23, 2021
We are pleased to co-host this month’s Exchange Call with the Coalition of Concerned Manufacturers and Businesses of Canada, and the US-Based Property Rights Alliance, for a discussion on Canada’s Toxic Ban on Plastics.

Listen to a great line-up of speakers in dissecting the Trudeau government’s proposed “plastics ban” and how it will have an adverse impact on the economy, our trade relationships, public safety and even the environment. Panelists:

Panelists: Congressman Pete Sessions, Minister Prabmeet Sarkaria, Dr. Angela Logomasini, Phillip Thompson

Guest Moderator Danielle Smith

State of the Media and the Future of Dissent

February 23, 2021
A discussion with former radio talk show host Danielle Smith on the state of traditional and social media in Canada and where conservatives find a voice in media going forward.

Panelists: Danielle Smith, Paige MacPherson

Pushing Back the Great Reset

January 29, 2021
This month the World Economic Forum meets to discuss the “Great Reset:” a joint commitment by government, corporate and stakeholder representatives from around the globe to “urgently” build a new economic and social order.

As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a UN conference in 2020: “The pandemic has provided an opportunity for a reset. This is our chance to reimagine economic systems.”
Unfortunately, it takes little imagination to grasp the unprecedented social controls, restriction on freedoms, technocratic rule and government takeover of economic levers that is being proposed.

Panelists: Rex Murphy, Peter Foster, Anthony Furey, Christine Van Geyn


December 17, 2020
Should Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom create closer economic, diplomatic and institutional ties? Join us December 17th at NOON EST as a panel of experts discuss trade, security, mobility and market access issues surrounding “CANZUK”. Most recently endorsed by Conservative leader Erin O’Toole during his successful leadership bid, momentum for this idea is picking up steam in all four of these countries that share common history, values, socio-economic standards of living and constitutional ties.

Panelists: David Clement, Kelly Sundberg, Daniel Hannan, Brent Cameron, James Skinner.

Economic Triage: What Canada Must Do to Right The Ship

November 18, 2020
What Canada must do to right the ship? The American economy has roared back close to pre-COVID levels while Canada’s economy has significantly underperformed. The federal government’s solution? The Resilient Recovery/Green New Deal modelled after the economically disastrous Ontario Green Energy Program.

Panelists: Hon. Pierre Polievre, Dan McTeague, Catherine Swift, Jack Mintz

Explaining Postmodernism

October 19, 2020
Dr. Stephen Hicks, the author of Explaining Postmodernism provides an account of why postmodernism has been the most vigorous intellectual movement of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Is China at War with the West?

September 24, 2020
Tensions in the South China Sea, a crack-down in Hong Kong, trade wars, hostage diplomacy, the battle for information and technological supremacy. Join us Thursday September 24th as we discuss China’s growing geopolitical influence and put forward the policy prescriptions that must be undertaken by Canada and the West. Joining us is Dr. Robert Spalding., Brigadier General of the United States Air Force (Ret’d) and Dr. Charles Burton. of the MacDonald Laurier Institute.

Can Conservatives Find a Voice in Media?

August 20, 2020
Panelists Marc Petrone, Barbara Kay, Candice Malcolm and Ken Whyte discuss whether Conservatives can find their voice in Canada’s media.

Conservative Party Leadership Candidates: Peter MacKay & Leslyn Lewis

July 16, 2020
Leadership candidates Peter MacKay & Leslyn Lewis discuss their platforms and answer questions submitted to the Canada Strong and Free Network.