François Legault’s decisive win in Quebec; how one ER doctor photographed the intimate moments of critical care; and the role of the Canadian military in 2022
François Legault and the Coalition Avenir Québec swept into a second term in office, with 90 out of a possible 125 seats. We discuss the result and the campaign with Emilie Nicolas, a columnist at Le Devoir and the Montreal Gazette; and Mireille Paquet, an associate professor of political science and the Research Chair on the Politics of Immigration at Concordia University.
Then, Calgary emergency room physician Dr. Heather Patterson was allowed to take her camera and document what was happening inside hospitals during the pandemic. She tells us about her new photography book, Shadows and Light: A Physician's Lens on COVID.
And the Canadian army now finds itself helping out with things like vaccine rollouts and disaster response — raising questions about whether such tasks distract from the overall readiness of the country’s armed forces. We talk to Stephen Saideman, director of the Canadian Defence and Security Network and a professor at Carleton University; Kerry Buck, former Canadian ambassador to NATO; and David Bercuson, director emeritus of the University of Calgary’s Centre for Military and Strategic Studies.