Hub Interview

Would Americans flee a second Trump term? The Hub Roundtable on U.S. refugees, a new National Energy Policy, and the birth of a populist troubadour

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets U.S. President Donald Trump at Winfield House in London on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press.

This week’s Hub Roundtable discusses extraordinary reports that the Canadian government is contingency planning for the rise of authoritarianism in the United States, including the prospects of political refugees. It also covers new national electricity regulations that could pose significant economic costs on certain provinces like Alberta and Saskatchewan. The episode ends with a discussion of the cultural and political implications of the viral, new song, “Rich men North of Richmond” by previously-unknown musician Oliver Anthony.

You can listen to this episode of Hub Dialogues on Acast, Amazon, Apple, Google, and Spotify. The episodes are generously supported by The Ira Gluskin And Maxine Granovsky Gluskin Charitable Foundation and The Linda Frum & Howard Sokolowski Charitable Foundation.

If you enjoy Hub Dialogues, be sure to check out more insightful commentary on The Hub’s YouTube page:

Sign up for FREE and receive The Hub’s weekly email newsletter.

You'll get our weekly newsletter featuring The Hub’s thought-provoking insights and analysis of Canadian policy issues and in-depth interviews with the world’s sharpest minds and thinkers.