Issues & Action Exchange Calls

Each month Canada Strong and Free Network hosts an issues and action Exchange Call. 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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Hurtling Toward Disaster: Can Canada Right its Economic and Fiscal Course?

November 22, 2021

Banning Oil and Gas: How Just is Just Transition?

October 29, 2021

Post Election Panel

September 22, 2021

Decapitating History: Political Agenda or Constructive Reflection?

August 24, 2021

Home is Where the Voters Are: Can Conservatives Lead on Housing Policies?

July 8, 2021

Big Government, Free Speech and Tin-Foil Hats: A Discussion on Bill C-10

June 2, 2021

Originally pitched as legislation to force online services like Netflix and Amazon Prime to provide more Canadian content, the powers of Bill C-10 gradually expanded to include provisions that would subject social media posts of Canadians to policing by the national broadcast regulator CRTC.

An assault on free speech? Prime Minister Trudeau claims critics are “tin-foil hat” conspiracy theorists and his Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault suggested only “extremists” would oppose these measures.

Don’t trust them! For months, the Trudeau government has been suggesting controls should be placed on hurtful words, internet content that disparages public institutions or threatens “social cohesion.” A government directive to the CRTC goes even further instructing bureaucrats to use C-10’s tools “in a way that is consistent with the government’s vision.”

Listen in for a discussion on the state’s role in policing online content and what efforts can be taken to stop the censorship provisions in Bill C-10.Panelists: J.J McCullough, Rachael Harder, Peter Menzies, Joanna Baron and John Robson.


Getting to a Fear Free Covid Recovery

May 27, 2021
Canadians have lost their freedoms through government enforced restrictions and lockdowns that remove our rights and personal responsibilities.

The recommendations from Medical Officers of Health and ad-hoc medical expert committees have failed to protect our vulnerable, created immense medical and economic collateral damage, and instilled crippling public fear.

Listen in for a wide-ranging discussion that will challenge the metrics and assumptions that led to a lockdown response; review real world impacts and update the evidence presented in legal challenges federally and in the provinces.

No “Recovery Plan” can take place until we take the first step: moving from fear to confidence.

Panelists: Dr. Ari Joffe, Lisa Bildy, David Redman, Danielle Smith, Jocelyn Bamford Michael Binnion

Beyond Paris and the Carbon Tax: Market Solutions to Global Challenges

May 18, 2021
No matter how high taxes are raised or how many pie-in-the-sky targets are set [and missed], global carbon emissions will only be meaningfully reduced through innovation and technology. This exchange call explores current technologies and the public policy prescriptions necessary to spur market-driven solutions.

Kathrine Kvænæs Ryengen, Andrea Kent, Steve Coupland, Danielle Smith, Michael Binnion

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