The Vassy Kapelos Show

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The top newsmakers, political headlines, your go-to daily debrief. Vassy loves politics and she’ll make sure you do too. The Vassy Kapelos Show will keep you informed through hard-hitting interviews with the major players, entertaining analysis and debate with your favourite pundits and all the details and context you need on breaking news as it comes into our newsroom.

  • VKS: The Daily Debrief - Wednesday panel

    Vassy Kapelos hosts ‘The Daily Debrief’ political panel discussion with Michele Cadario, CEO of Vanguard Strategy Inc. and former Deputy Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Paul Martin and BC Premier Christy Clark, Kory Teneycke, former Director of Communications to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and now co-founder and CEO of Rubicon Strategy, and Kathleen Monk, Principal Owner of Monk + Associates.

    Listen to The Vassy Kapelos podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter at @VassKapelosShow and on Instagram at @VassyKapelosShow. 

  • VKS: Canada's former Ambassador to Ukraine weighs in on defence minister corruption scandal

    Ukraine is set to replace its defence minister following corruption scandals, according to reports. Roman Waschuk, Canada's former Ambassador to Ukraine, speaks with Vassy Kapelos about this case and the current state of the Russia-Ukraine war. 

    Listen to The Vassy Kapelos podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter at @VassKapelosShow and on Instagram at @VassyKapelosShow. 

  • VKS: 'This balloon has added more fuel to an already problematic relationship' - Former NORAD operations director

    On Saturday, an American fighter jet shot down a Chinese surveillance balloon days after it had been spotted over U.S. airspace. What does this tell us about the state of Canada and the Unites States' relationship with China? Retired Major General Scott Clancy, former director of operations for NORAD, joins Vassy Kapelos. 

    Listen to The Vassy Kapelos podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter at @VassKapelosShow and on Instagram at @VassyKapelosShow. 

  • VKS: 'Deja Vu' - Reflecting on 20 years since Canada's last health funding deal with provinces

    Vassy Kapelos speaks with two men who were around the table in 2004 when premiers and health ministers negotiated with then-prime minister Paul Martin's government—the last time a big, multi-year health funding deal was agreed to in Canada. Gary Mar, Alberta's former health minister, and Scott Reid, former communications director for Martin, join the show.

    Listen to The Vassy Kapelos podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter at @VassKapelosShow and on Instagram at @VassyKapelosShow. 

  • VKS: The Daily Debrief - Tuesday panel

    Vassy Kapelos hosts ‘The Daily Debrief’ political panel discussion with Amanda Galbraith, principal at Navigator and host of Free For All Friday, Greg Weston, principal of Earnscliffe Strategy Group and former journalist, and Shachi Kurl, president of the Angus Reid Institute.

    Listen to The Vassy Kapelos podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter at @VassKapelosShow and on Instagram at @VassyKapelosShow. 

  • VKS: 'No one should have to live through these conditions' - Sailors spending harsh winter aboard three tugboats detained in Quebec

    Advocates are expressing concern for a group of sailors who are spending a harsh winter aboard three tugboats detained halfway between Montreal and Quebec City. Vince Giannopoulos, vice president for the St. Lawrence and East Coast for the Seafarers International Union of Canada, tells Vassy Kapelos the owner has failed to meet certain regulations.

    Listen to The Vassy Kapelos podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter at @VassKapelosShow and on Instagram at @VassyKapelosShow. 

  • VKS: The Daily Debrief - Monday panel

    Vassy Kapelos hosts ‘The Daily Debrief’ political panel discussion with Zain Velji, a political campaign strategist and partner at Northweather, Tim Powers, chairman of Summa Strategies and managing director of Abacus Data, and Tom Mulcair, CTV political analyst and former NDP leader. 

    Listen to The Vassy Kapelos podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter at @VassKapelosShow and on Instagram at @VassyKapelosShow.

  • VKS: Meet the Quebec woman whose stolen Audi was used in a Vaughan Mills mall robbery

    A Quebec woman says she was shocked to learn her Audi, which was stolen right in front of her eyes during a test drive, was involved in a smash-and-grab robbery in Vaughan Mills mall in Ontario. Taylor-Anna Kobinger tells the story to guest host Kristy Cameron.

    Listen to The Vassy Kapelos podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter at @VassKapelosShow and on Instagram at @VassyKapelosShow.

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