Mar 26, 2012 | 11:52Type A WEB EXTRA: Extended Interview with Westjet co-founder Clive Beddoe Audio
Type A WEB EXTRA: Extended Interview with Westjet co-founder Clive Beddoe Mar 26, 2012 | 11:52Clive Beddoe, along with three partners, started Westjet Airlines in 1996. Today, Westjet is the second largest carrier in the country, with eight-three hundred employees. There's no union. They share in profits. He spent a decade as President and CEO of Westjet and now
Clive is the chair of the Board of Directors. Here is his full interview with Rod Love.
Jan 24, 2012 | 53:00Type A The Corporation Audio
Type A The Corporation Jan 24, 2012 | 53:00We hear about the inherent problems of this economic cornerstone - as well as rebuttals from people who run the companies and sit in the boardrooms. Guests include Joel Bakan, author and co-creator of The Corporation, Hugh MacKenzie of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Colin MacDonald, CEO of Clearwater Seafoods and Toby Heaps, CEO of Corporate Knights.
Feb 13, 2012 | 19:41Type A WEB EXTRA - Dru Stevenson on Privatization in the USA Audio
Type A WEB EXTRA - Dru Stevenson on Privatization in the USA Feb 13, 2012 | 19:41From food inspections to foster care to prisons, private sector takeovers seem to be sweeping across America. That presents some cautionary tales for Canadians. Here's our extended interview with Dru Stevenson, an American law professor and author of PrivatizationBlog.com
Feb 27, 2012 | 52:59Type A The Debt Audio
Type A The Debt Feb 27, 2012 | 52:59Rod Love has seen the enemy and it is "debt". He was part of the Alberta government that slayed the beast - well at least, temporarily. Like other governments, Alberta is back in the red. But is debt really something to be feared?
Mar 13, 2012 | 10:47Type A The Innovators (Web extra) Audio
Type A The Innovators (Web extra) Mar 13, 2012 | 10:47Here are a few of stories and thoughts from Canadian innovators on how to create the jobs of the future and spur the knowledge economy. Included are: Anatoly Dobrovinsky of Gossipz in Toronto, Capt. Tony Patterson of VMT Technologies in St. John's Newfoundland and John Rivenell of Sage Data Solutions in Ottawa.
Mar 19, 2012 | 24:59Type A Grey Wave - Part 1 Audio
Type A Grey Wave - Part 1 Mar 19, 2012 | 24:59The first wave of Baby Boomers has just hit retirement age. Some believe this is a game changer for the Canadian economy. Type A explores the implications of this demographic shift - from the work force to government benefits to health care spending. And as hosts Rod Love and Karin Klassen discover, it's not as bad as some would lead Canadians to believe.
Jan 30, 2012 | 52:59Type A The Business of Education Audio
Type A The Business of Education Jan 30, 2012 | 52:59Some Canadians advocate applying a business model to the education system and that means offering parents more choice, making schools compete and enticing teachers with merit pay. We're pushing the envelope in Alberta; it shows in our results, and it's being noticed by the rest of the world. On the other hand - a similar move in the US has pushed students right off the table. What do you think? Join the discussion!
Feb 13, 2012 | 52:59Type A The Private Sector Audio
Type A The Private Sector Feb 13, 2012 | 52:59Rod Love has a line he likes to use: "If you can find it in the Yellow Pages, government shouldn't be doing it." Love thinks the private sector should take over more public services because they're proven to be more cost-efficient even while generating a profit. But his co-host, Karin Klassen, isn't quite ready to concede that the private sector always does it better. She thinks privatization has its pitfalls, and that sometimes the moral imperative is more important than the mighty dollar. The two will discuss and debate the hits and misses of privatization on this week's TYPE A.
Feb 13, 2012 | 5:56Type A WEB EXTRA - Larry Brown on Private Liquor Stores Audio
Type A WEB EXTRA - Larry Brown on Private Liquor Stores Feb 13, 2012 | 5:56Despite the positive experiences here in Alberta (including Rod Love's!) not everyone believes private alcohol sales are a good idea. Larry Brown is the national secretary-treasurer for the National Union of Public and General Employees. This is HIS case against privatization.
Feb 21, 2012 | 52:59Type A Productivity Audio
Type A Productivity Feb 21, 2012 | 52:59On this episode of Type A, hosts Karin Klassen and Rod Love explore work ethic and productivity. Productivity is the key to future growth, yet Canada is ranked 12th among its peer group of 17 countries. How do we pull up our boot straps and get going? And what happens if we don't?