Edition #45 — Economist Gordon Laxer on Why the Tar Sands Must Be Shut Down

Posted December 14, 2018 — Political economist Gordon Laxer explains why all bitumen extraction from Alberta’s tar sands must stop.  This talk was recorded in Peterborough on December 5, 2018.  The first voice you will hear on this podcast is emcee Roy Brady of the Council of Canadians.


Pints & Politics is……

  • A disussion-based radio program all about politics from Peterborough, Canada, about 130 kms. northeast of Toronto.  In the Peterborough area, you can find us at 92.7 FM every second Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. starting January 8, 2019.  If you are not in the Peterborough area, you can also live-stream the program from the Trent Radio website.
  • An archive of Peterborough-focused podcasts. Our current podcast is at the top of this page.
  • Pints & Politics is also an informal gathering of local pundits at the Garnet Pub on Hunter Street near Aylmer in downtown Peterborough every Thursday at 5:00 p.m.  The format is entirely unstructured beyond the sharing of names.  We talk about whatever people want to talk about.  As we meet in a public space, everything is on the record. Curious?  Join us.  You don’t have to drink beer.  Listening skills are helpful but seldom required.  Good ranting skills are essential.

Next Year:  Trent Radio’s regular programming closes for the holidays on December 7; from December 11 to 19 Trent Radio will air special programs from 1:00 to 4:00 in the afternoons.  Pints & Politics will back at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8.  We will be broadcasting our program every second Tuesday evening at 9:00.  More details on our plans for the new season will be posted here before New Year’s Day.

Our Focus:

On the radio show and in these podcasts, we explore political culture, ideas, trends, issues, electoral politics (municipal, provincial and federal), and the practice of politics in traditional and social media, all from a Canadian perspective.  While our programs are Peterborough-focused, we also tackle provincial, national and international issues.   We discuss articles, news stories, media comments, and the latest buzz.  We talk with guests from a wide range of backgrounds and affiliations.

While we don’t shy away from taking a stand, we strive to present a diversity of opinion.

We post on Twitter (@billtemp) and on the Cooperate Peterborough Facebook page.  These podcasts are also available on iTunes.

Host: Bill Templeman