Council Conversations

Below are the latest episodes of Council Conversations! Each podcast has an accompanying blog post with information on the guest, their community and links to the topic items and data that was discussed. You can subscribe and download Council Conversations at your favourite podcast platform.


Latest Podcasts!

Episode 1.07 – Armine Yalnizyan – Atkinson Foundation Fellow on the Future of Workers

Armine Yalnizyan is the Atkinson Foundation’s Fellow on the Future of Workers. She served as Senior Economic Policy Advisor for the Deputy Minister at Employment and Social Development Canada from 2018 to 2019. She helped lead the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Inequality Project from 2008 to 2017, and provided weekly business commentaries on CBC radio andContinue reading “Episode 1.07 – Armine Yalnizyan – Atkinson Foundation Fellow on the Future of Workers”

Episode 1.06 – Councillor Nathan Colquhoun of Sarnia

Nathan is a director/owner of Storyboard Solutions, Refined Fool Brewing Company (author note: really good beer), Burger Rebellion and Cafe Mexico and city councillor for the City of Sarnia. You can follow Nathan on Social Media on Facebook and Twitter Hold for full episode To frame the conversation below are some topic areas. The firstContinue reading “Episode 1.06 – Councillor Nathan Colquhoun of Sarnia”

Episode 1.05 – Councillor Neil Anstett – Municipality of North Perth

I am pleased to be joined today by North Perth Councillor Neil Anstett. Neil was first elected to North Perth Council in 2018, and currently represents the Listowel Ward of North Perth. Neil currently serves on the North Perth Economic Development Committee, along with the North Perth Recreation Committee. Neil previously served as chair ofContinue reading “Episode 1.05 – Councillor Neil Anstett – Municipality of North Perth”

Episode 1.04 – Councillor Eric Beauregard – Port Colborne On.

Eric Beauregard is a City Councillor of Port Colborne, and was first elected by his Ward Two constituents in 2018. Councillor Beauregard studied at Wilfrid Laurier University where he graduated with both his Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science. Currently, Councillor Beauregard is a licensed paralegal employed at Sullivan MahoneyContinue reading “Episode 1.04 – Councillor Eric Beauregard – Port Colborne On.”

Episode 1.03 – Councillor Chris Parker – Town of Tillsonburg

Chris Parker was born and raised in Tillsonburg. He has been married to his wife Rebecca for 4 years and they have a 2 year old Sheepadoodle named Teddy. He attended Durham College in Oshawa and graduated from the Law and Security Administration Program and is currently enrolled in the AMCTO Municipal Administration Program. ChrisContinue reading “Episode 1.03 – Councillor Chris Parker – Town of Tillsonburg”

Episode 1.01 – Councillor Kelsey Santarossa

Kelsey Santarossa is a first-term councillor for the Municipality of Lakeshore, and when elected at 25 she became the youngest elected woman in municipal government in Ontario. Now 27, she is also working as a community engagement coordinator in settlement and workforce development, and is the founder and chair of the Youth Council Coalition of Canada,Continue reading “Episode 1.01 – Councillor Kelsey Santarossa”

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