Overview with Evan Solomon

Evan Solomon

Seasoned political journalist and national affairs specialist Evan Solomon brings his passion for breaking news and storytelling to in-depth interviews with national and international newsmakers from the worlds of politics, sports and entertainment.

  • Hour 2 of The Evan Solomon Show for Thurs. August 6th, 2020

    In 2016, Soleiman Faqiri was beaten to death by guards in an Ontario jail. His brother, Yusuf Faqiri, talks about the latest news that none of the guards who restrained or beat his brother will be charged by the OPP. On the 75th Anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing, we speak with National Post editor Matt Gurney. His grandfather was a soldier during the war. We speak with former CSIS Director Dick Fadden about the Canadian who has been handed a death sentence in China. And then, we talk to Bob Fife of the Globe and Mail about news in Saudi Arabia, as the Crown Prince paid a hit squad to come to Canada.
  • Hour 1 of The Evan Solomon Show for Thurs. August 6th, 2020

    We discuss the conditions migrant workers are facing on Canadian farms during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what needs to change. We speak with Tracey Ramsey, the former NDP MP for Essex, about the pressure migrant workers are allegedly facing to sign away their movement rights. We also chat with Kareem Chehayeb, a journalist and researcher at the Beirut-based media organization, about the situation on-the-ground after the explosion. Then, we discuss the proposed bylaw in Niagara-on-the-Lake which could ban late-night ‘hooting, hollering, whistling and singing’ after 9 o’clock.
  • Hour 2 of The Evan Solomon Show for August 5th, 2020

    We head to Beirut, where the explosion injured thousands and left 300,000 people displaced. We are joined by Nasser Yassin, professor at the American University of Beirut, to give us a look at what's happening on-the-ground. Then, we speak with Marie-Joëlle Zahar, political science professor the University of Montreal, who discusses the explosion and the possible implications for the country. We play Overhyped vs. Underplayed with Scott Reid, CTV News political commentator. Later...could we see flying cars on the roads soon? We speak with New Hampshire Rep. Steven Smith, who just helped pass the "Jetson Bill" which makes it legal to drive flying cars on public roads in the state.
  • Hour 1 of The Evan Solomon Show for August 5th, 2020

    We discuss the latest Leger poll which shows the WE Charity scandal is hurting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the polls. We ask you: Should there be a federal election in the fall? Do you think there will be? Then...we speak with Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and historian, about her new book, The Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism. We also talk to Minister of Public Services and Procurement, Anita Anand, about the federal government's COVID-19 vaccine contracts.
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