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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

Dialling In On Defence Procurement

Two years after the release of the federal government’s Strong, Secure, Engaged – Canada’s Defence Policy, Before the Bell gathered a panel of industry and government stakeholders to assess where Canada stands. The discussion focused largely on Canada’s embattled procurement system.

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

Mobility 2030: A Sixth Estate Spotlight

Thanks to electric cars, autonomous vehicles, and the rise in services like ride-sharing, there is a potential to add USD$10 trillion to USD$22 trillion annually to the global transit market by 2030. Sixth Estate’s Spotlight sat down with industry leaders to discuss what the future of human mobility might look like, and how we’ll get there.

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,

National Housing: For Whom the (Door) Bell Tolls

As the October federal election approaches, housing affordability is shifting from a concern to a ballot question among voters. Before the Bell gathered a panel of stakeholders and government officials to examine whether there is a housing crisis brewing in Canada


Minister of Families, Children and Social Services the Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos MP headlines Before the Bell discussion on housing.

OPINION | More Needs To Be Done to Unlock the Door To Homeownership – Fast!

Canadians need more effective policy measures to stem the growing housing affordability crisis across the country and unlock the door to homeownership, right now.  At risk is the financial future of hundreds of thousands of younger and new Canadians who are working hard to become homeowners and join the middle-class.  Equally at risk are the

Chasing Answers with Hon. Bernadette Jordan minister of rural economic development on Canada’s ICT infrastructure

Following the April 11 Before the Bell edition on Infrastructure: A look at ICT hosted by Catherine Clark, Sixth Estate editors asked the Hon. Bernadette Jordan MP South Shore – St. Margaret, Nova Scotia and minister of rural economic development to respond to three of the top unanswered audience questions from the show.  Here are