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The Paul Wells Show Live Podcast Taping: 4 Days, 4 Speakers. 4 Important Conversations.

From rising grocery prices to housing, many Canadians are experiencing an affordability crisis. With intensifying costs and new rounds of layoffs announced each week, many are wondering: where do we go from here?  In his new book, Where To From Here: A Path to Canadian Prosperity, former Finance Minister Bill Morneau offers a candid appraisal of the government and presents a case for an administration that builds better relationships in pursuit of long-term, indelible prosperity.

Morneau will discuss a way forward, as well as share learnings from his time as Canada’s Minister of Finance, with Paul Wells at a live taping of The Paul Wells Show at the Munk School on January 23, 2023.

The podcast taping is the first in a week-long series of events that will feature discussions between Wells, the Munk School’s journalist fellow-in-residence, and TIFF’s Cameron Bailey, Sarah Milroy of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and historian Margaret MacMillan. All tapings will take place at the Munk School’s Campbell Conference Facility.

  • On January 23rd, Bill Morneau will discuss his new book, Where to From Here: A Path to Canadian Prosperity, reflections on his time as federal Finance Minister with the Trudeau government and his vision for a prosperous Canada – a different style of government in pursuit of longer-term strategic goals instead of short-term popularity.
  • On January 24th, Sarah Milroy, chief curator of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and former Globe and Mail art critic, will discuss trends in Canadian art, the place of museums in a society hooked on Instagram, and the role of the art critic in a world where the job has become rare.
  • On January 25th, TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey will speak with Wells about upheaval in the world of film. Bailey and Wells will discuss the cultural politics of film, the technology of streaming, and the ways in which we think about gathering to experience stories together.
  • On January 26th, Margaret MacMillan will conclude the week of live tapings with a discussion of current events from the perspective of a leading historian and author. MacMillan has written extensively about the previous eras of war, plague, and great-power conflict – and will bring that perspective to today’s multi-dimensional turbulence.

The Paul Wells Show is produced by Antica Productions in partnership with the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy and the National Arts Centre. The founding sponsor is TELUS. The title sponsor is Compass Rose. These podcast tapings will air via publishing partners The Toronto Star and iPolitics, and will be available on Spotify, Apple Music and other podcast platforms.