Getting an outside perspective on solving the issues that matter to Ontarians.
Left Looking In is a new podcast launched by CUPE 416 hosting conversations on important issues that matter to our members, friends and family. Co-hosted by David Moscrop and Local 416 President Eddie Mariconda, special guests from CUPE 416, and others in Ontario.
New podcasts will be posted on the first Tuesday of every month, featuring new topics, new guests but the same outside perspective and conversations we need.
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Left Looking In
Episode #10 – Embracing Equity in the Labour Movement
On this month’s episode, we welcome special guest host, Jennifer Hassum, Executive Director of the Broadbent Institute to the podcast for our first-ever, all-female panel in celebration of International Women’s Day!
In this episode, Jennifer speaks with the newly elected Leader of the Ontario NDP, Marit Stiles and Toronto City Councillor Shelley Carroll. Our guests celebrate the progress we’ve made, the issues that matter most to us today, and how politics and unions can be a catalyst for positive change when it comes to embracing equity.
Episode #9: Celebrating Black History Month
February is recognized as Black History month and there is no shortage of events and celebrations to honour the legacy of Black Canadians and their communities, especially in Toronto. But it’s also a time to reflect and educate ourselves on the history of Black enslavement, discrimination and criminalization of people of African descent, and to remember that racism still exists.
Join David Moscrop and guests Chris Moise, Toronto City Councillor and Avaline Miller, First Vice-President for CUPE Local 79 as they discuss what it means to celebrate and recognize the innovations of black people and communities.
Episode #8: Ontario’s big housing affordability challenge
Affordability and the rising cost of living usurpingly are said to remain as significant challenges in 2023. Affordable housing has been a priority issue for people for some time now. Toronto is home to the world’s biggest housing bubble. There are many mechanisms being talked about to address housing affordability, and to understand them better we called on the experts: Toronto City Councillor Brad Bradford, and CUPE National’s senior economist, Angella MacEwan.
Episode #7: What happened in Ontario? The Election that changed very little.
Co-hosts David Moscrop and Eddie Mariconda welcome guests Hamish Marshall political pollster and Conservative strategist and Emilie Taman, Lawyer and co-host of The Docket podcast and former federal NDP candidate, alongside Mark Hancock, National President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.
Episode #6: What’s going on in the city?
Hosted by David Moscrop and Eddie Mariconda, this week’s episode includes conversations about the recent Ontario municipal elections, the challenges facing cities, and in particular, municipal public works. Our guests this week include Jennifer McKelvie, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 25, Scarborough Rouge and Joe Mihevc, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York.
Episode #5: Labour Growth & Labour Wins *LIVE Episode*
Listen this month’s Left Looking In podcast with David Moscrop, Eddie Mariconda and special guest Jennifer Hassum from the Broadbent Institute for a very special LIVE episode. On this episode, we explore the role of labour, does labour have a “duty” to be involved in politics and analyzing some recent wins for labour. Listen now!
Episode #4: The Voice of First Responders – With Paramedic Services facing staffing and resource pressures, what does this mean for the future of first response?
With David Moscrop, as Left Looking In’s host, Eddie Mariconda, President CUPE Local 416 – Recurring co-host and panelists Mike Merriman, CUPE 416 Paramedic Rep and Dr. David Walker, Professor at Queen’s University.
Episode #3: The media landscape – and what has changed. – CUPE 416 and host David Moscrop try to get beyond the talking points, the Twitter sniping and the slogans that drives so much of our contemporary discourse. With special guests Susan Delacourt from the Toronto Star, Martin Lukacs of The Breach, and Press Progress’ Luke LeBrun to banter about the changing way we report, consume and stay up to date with the news.
Episode #2: What happened in Ontario? The Election that changed very little. – Co-hosts David Moscrop and Eddie Mariconda welcome guests Hamish Marshall political pollster and Conservative strategist and Emilie Taman, Lawyer and co-host of The Docket podcast and former federal NDP candidate, alongside Mark Hancock, National President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.
Episode #1: Next Gen Work – what does it mean? In conversation with some of Ontario’s biggest advocates for examining what the future of work looks like and what it means for union members, featuring Andrew Cash, Jennifer Hassum, and Dr. Sunil Johal, with our very special guest Eddie Mariconda.