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The Backbench
Dig into politics from the best seats in the House, with host Mattea Roach.Join Mattea and our rotating roster of panelists from across the country while we engage in discussions about what is happening in Canadian politics right now, and why it matters. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.2 stars from 983 ratings
Mattea is a great host.
I’m almost finished episode #63. Please give Riley Yesno a bit of a break or at least rotate through less often. She comes with a lot of obnoxious, antidotal opinions. Most of your other guests sound more thought through, wise and knowledgable in specific topics. People are more likely to...Read full review »
Wellthenok via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/04/23
New host is better
Matter is a way better host than Fatima, who made the show unlistenable. 2 stars deducted for that “point of order” nonsense.
carcinogenital via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/19/22
Live show rating
The live show had me much more invested in listening to this show than ever. Typically I listen to this show the least because…well…Canadian politics.
D Lurv via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/15/22
Recent Episodes
A fiery election in Alberta. No, literally Alberta’s on fire this provincial election. AND, a $95 billion dollar lawsuit against the Ontario and Canadian Government challenging a lack of consent around resource extraction and the way treaty rights are upheld. This week longtime guest, first time...
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Published 05/15/23
This week host Mattea Roach is joined by Riley Yesno, Karen Restoule, and Ethan Cox to unpack the The Public Service Alliance of Canada Strike, and the increase of police involved deaths. PSAC has reached a tentative contract agreement after almost two weeks of striking against its employer – the...
Published 05/02/23
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