The Evan Solomon Show

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.

  • ESS: New poll shows majority of Canadians believe systemic racism exists in RCMP

    A new poll by Angus Reid Institute shows that nearly two-thirds of Canadians believe systemic racism exists in the RCMP. Evan Solomon speaks about this with Shachi Kurl, president of Angus Reid Institute  We also take your texts and calls on this issue.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. 
  • ESS: Is a flesh-eating parasite coming to Canada?

    A new research study shows that Leishmania, a flesh-eating parasite, is being carried into Canada by dogs who are brought on vacation, or imported dogs. Evan Solomon speaks with Dan Riskin, Bell Media Science Correspondent, about the risks.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. 
  • ESS: "Very troubling" CMA says more funding needed to address healthcare backlog

    The Canadian Medical Association says $1.3B of additional funding is needed to address the healthcare backlog that has built up since March. Evan Solomon speaks with CMA President, Dr. Ann Collins.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.  
  • ESS: Working Santas face financial struggles due to pandemic

    With Santa Claus parades and other holiday events being cancelled across the country, Santas are facing financial struggles. For 45 years, George McKay has dressed up in the Santa suit and attended parades and events. He talks to Evan Solomon about the unprecedented situation Santas are finding themselves in this year.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. 
  • ESS: Karen Gosbee discusses experience with domestic abuse in new book

    Karen Gosbee, a mental health advocate, recently published a book about her experience with domestic abuse in her marriage with George Gosbee. She talks about the book, A Perfect Nightmare: My Glittering Marriage and How It Almost Cost Me My Life, with Evan Solomon.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. 
  • ESS - The moment: remembering Cpl. Nathan Cirillo

    Six years ago today, a gunman shot and killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Evan Solomon remembers Cpl. Cirillo on this anniversary and talks about the heroes of that tragic day.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. 
  • ESS: A look-ahead to the final U.S. presidential debate

    Evan Solomon discusses U.S. politics in a way that will make you laugh with David Mandel, executive producer and showrunner of seasons 5-7 of VEEP, and former executive producer and writer on Curb your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.  
  • ESS: 'It's unconscionable' BLMTO co-founder reacts to Const. Daniel Montsion's trial verdict

    In 2016, Abdirahman Abdi died while being arrested by Ottawa Police Const. Daniel Montsion. Montsion was charged with manslaughter, aggravated assault and assault, and today, a judge found him not guilty on all charges. Evan Solomon discusses the verdict with Sandy Hudson, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.  
  • ESS: LTC homes could be forced to close, can't get insurance

    The Ontario Long-Term Care Association is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take action because insurance companies are not offering coverage for infectious diseases, including COVID-19. Without insurance, the LTC homes will be forced to close. Evan Solomon speaks about this with Laura Tamblyn-Watts, the CEO of CanAge.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. 
  • ESS: 'I need closure' Apple refuses to unlock deceased husband's phone for widow

    Before Carol-Anne Noble's husband died of cancer, he said his dying wish was for her to finish his book. But the pages are locked in his iPhone and iPad and she doesn't have the passwords. Evan Solomon talks to Carol about her four-year legal battle with Apple, and why she still can't get into the devices.  Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.