GUELPH POLITICAST #76 - Charlie Angus in the Green Room with a Story

26Apr

This time next month, the federal Conservative leadership race will be concluded, and we will know who the new leader of the Opposition is going to be. But when that race is over, there's still one more left to go, the competition for the leadership of the NDP, and there's a 1-in-5 chance that Charlie Angus will get the job.

Angus was in Guelph last Thursday in what might euphemistically be called "Charlie Angus Day." Angus made multiple stops around town, from a breakfast town hall to a local high school to a small gathering of curious politicos at the Bookshelf Green Room. This week's Guelph Politicast was recorded there as Angus tried to make a case for social justice, less cynicism, and more than just saying the word "reconciliation" in regards to how we treat our First Nations friends.

So in this week's Politicast, Angus reads from his book Children of the Broken Treaty, talks about why he's idealistically in love with Canada, how we need to find the will to enact progressive change, and how the people in industry he's talking to are preparing and waiting for the day that the government is finally going to lower the boom. He also makes a case for fairness, and how we need economic justice along with environmental justice, and how the two go hand-in-hand.

So let's go up to the Green Room and back in time a week, grab a coffee and listen to Charlie dream. Here's this week's Guelph Politicast.

To find out more about Charlie Angus' leadership campaign for the federal New Democratic Party, you can click here. We will also have an exclusive interview with Angus on tomorrow's Open Sources Guelph at 5 pm on CFRU.

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