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OPINION | How “clean” is your electric car? Depends on where you drive.

In advance of tomorrow’s Before the Bell with Minister Wilkinson, Cara Clairman president and CED of Plug’n Drive and John Gorman president and CEO with the Canadian Nuclear Association weigh in on how best to reduce emissions to power the grid for electric vehicles.

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson MP Headlines Before The Bell Show on Climate Change

The Honourable Johnathon Wilkinson MP, minister of environment and climate change joins Before the Bell next Tuesday, January 28th to discuss Canada’s options to meet and surpass both the 2030 and 2050 greenhouse gas emissions targets and issues impacting the environment. Other guests appearing on Before the Bell to discuss these important issues include:  Craig Stewart vice president

Sixth Estate Announces Guest Lineup for Wednesday’s Show on Vaping

The Sixth Estate is pleased to announce the guest lineup for this Wednesday’s spotlight on vaping. Host David Akin’s guests appearing on this Sixth Estate spotlight include: Dr. Amy Porath director of research, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, Eric Gagnon, head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Imperial Tobacco Canada, Sherwin Edwards president of VapSelect Inc., Marino Francispillai program manager, school and community mental health

Before the Bell Guest Lineup for Canada’s Innovation Path Forward

Before the Bell returns this Thursday, December 5th to discuss Canada’s innovation path forward. The innovation agenda was a priority for the last session of parliament, will it remain so for this one? Guests appearing on Before the Bell include:  Jill Schnarr vice president corporate citizenship and communications with TELUS Canada, Teresa Marques president and CEO, Rideau

Before the Bell Guest Lineup for a Discussion on What’s Next for Pharmacare

Before the Bell returns next Thursday, November 14th to discuss what everyone expects to be a key priority for our next government – a national Pharmacare plan. Guests appearing on Before the Bell include: Dr. Seema Nagpal vice president science and policy with Diabetes Canada, Joelle Walker vice president public affairs, Canadian Pharmacists Association, Dr. Jennifer Shulman partner KPMG,

Before the Bell Explores Post Election Impact and Opportunities for Small Business & Trade

Before the Bell returns this Thursday, October 24 for its second full season with an exciting lineup of speakers to talk about the opportunities for small business and the future of trade for Canadians post election. Guests appearing on Before the Bell include: Corinne Pohlmann, senior vice president national affairs and partnerships with the Canadian

Before the Bell Announces Dates for 2019/2020 Season

Sixth Estate and Before the Bell is pleased to announce a full season of programming beginning just after the Federal election. Themes being examined this season include the economy, international development, international trade, environment and health among others. And like past seasons, Sixth Estate and Before the Bell aims to again bring diverse viewpoints to

Latest Edition of The Review now available

Sixth Estate announces that the May-June edition of The Review is available for download today.  Stories covered in the latest edition include gender equality, FDI and Canada’s Transportation Infrastructure. The cover design is to recognize Canada’s proud hosting of the Women Deliver conference this June in Vancouver. Download your copy today here.


Minister of National Defence the Hon. Harjit Sajjan MP headlines Before the Bell program discussion. Before the Bell host Catherine Clark and special guest co-host David Akin, announce the guest lineup for the next program on National Defence in Canada. The show is Tuesday, May 28 at 8:00 am at the National Arts Centre. Catherine and David’s guests on

Chasing Answers on Housing in Canada

Following the Before the Bell edition on housing in Canada, For Whom the (Door) Bell Tolls,Sixth Estate editors asked panelists to respond to the most voted on unanswered questions from the show. Questions were posed to the Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos MP and minister for families, children and social services, Kevin Lee (KL) chief executive officer,