Special Edition: COVID-19 

Episode 1: Randy Pettipas

During this unprecedented time, The Take turns its attention to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Host Tom Clark begins our series discussing a new chapter in public affairs. Global Public Affairs CEO Randy Pettipas describes how businesses contend under new circumstances. These are unfamiliar times and yet, within the struggle, collaboration and creative efforts will prevail.

Season 2

Episode 1: Margaret Atwood

Literary icon Margaret Atwood kicks off season two of The Take. In conversation with host Tom Clark, Atwood discusses discuss literature, populism, and her passion for the environment.


Season 1


Find out what The Take is all about.

Episode 1: Media & Elections

Susan Delacourt, Ottawa bureau Chief, The Star; Jen Ditchburn, Editor in Chief, Policy Options; and Ed Greenspon, President, Public Policy Forum explore the interaction of campaigns and the decline of media through the lens of campaign tours.

Is it easier now for political parties to control their message? Is the media more important than ever for voters? Could the solution to fraying democracy and journalism lie in “Slow News”? This and more on The Take.

Episode 2: Alan Doyle

This week on The Take, Tom Clark sits down with Canadian music icon and proud Newfoundlander, Alan Doyle. Together, they discuss how streaming services continue to disrupt the music industry, what we can do to protect this critical component of Canadian culture, and Alan’s take on how to approach the ballot box this election.

Episode 3: Harley Finklestein

Harley Finkelstein, Chief Operating Officer at Shopify, visits The Take with Tom Clark this week to talk technology, entrepreneurship, and how Shopify’s success is a product of starting up and remaining in Canada.

But Harley also has some questions: has Canadian humility stifled our presence on the global stage? Is technology the solution to all of the big, global issues we are facing?

Get Harley’s take now.

Episode 4: Atlantic Canada

This week’s episode of The Take with Tom Clark travels to Atlantic Canada to host Former Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter and former MP Mary Clancy. Tom sits down with these political titans of Nova Scotia to discuss the future of the NDP, the economies of the Atlantic, and whether the sweeping support for the Liberals in 2015 has meant benign embrace or benign neglect for these provinces.

Episode 5: Barrie McKenna

Barrie McKenna joins The Take this week to discuss the Canadian economy. How are we doing as a country? How can Canada leverage international trade negotiations, particularly with our neighbours to the south? And of course, you can’t talk about the economy without discussing Canadian energy.

What does any of this mean for the election? Tune in to find out.

Episode 6: Chuck Rifici

On the one year anniversary of legalization, Tom sits down with Chuck Rifici – pioneer of the Canadian cannabis industry. Now Chairman of Auxly, Chuck discusses what brought him to the sector, Canada’s global leadership on cannabis, and his take on what’s to come.

Episode 7: Preëlection

Susan Delacourt and Ed Greenspon are back for a Pre-Election edition of The Take with Tom Clark. Join Susan, Ed, and Tom as they review what may be the most unusual campaign in Canadian history.

The scandal, the viciousness, the policy – or lack thereof – and more. Tune in now.

Episode 8: The Mayors’ Take

What ever happened to the city’s agenda?

In the leadup to the 2019 Federal Election, Tom sits down with two big-city mayors – Bonnie Crombie of Mississauga and Don Iveson of Edmonton – to talk priorities, revenue options, and civic engagement.

Episode 9: 3D Printing

How will cost-effective, efficient 3D printing of metals change the world? Tom sits down with Kevin Nicholds, CEO of Equispheres, to find out how their new technology will impact manufacturing, aerospace, and more.



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