Episode #104 — Kudos for City Council, Heckling Doug Ford, More Heckling for Justin Trudeau

Three core members of our politics panel — campaign manager Lauren Hunter, Curve Lake Band Council Member Sean Conway & Property Manager Jenny Lanciault — commend Peterborough’s City Council for deciding to invest the profit from the unpopular sale of PDI. The panel looks at the high level of poverty in Peterborough during this grim winter and finds all levels of government lacking in their respective responses. Then they look at Doug Ford’s pandemic management and the chaotic situation in Ontario schools. They acknowledge two of Justin Trudeau’s achievements — the legalization of marijuana and the expansion of the Child Tax Benefit while pointing out his continued support for Harper’s strategies in areas such as trade, where Canada continues to arm Saudi Arabia as the Saudis pursue a genocidal war in Yemen. The panel ends on a positive note as they discuss Curve Lake’s very successful Covid-19 vaccine campaign. This panel discussion was recorded online on March 5th and broadcast on Trent Radio on March 11th.

Pints & Politics is:

  • A discussion-based radio program all about politics from Peterborough, Canada, about 130 kms. northeast of Toronto.  In the Peterborough area, you can find us on Trent Radio, 92.7 FM, CFFF.  Our 700-watt signal reaches an area within a radius of 40 kilometres of Peterborough. 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 podcast episodes. Our current episode is at the top of this page.
  • Before the pandemic, Pints & Politics also used to be 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 was entirely unstructured beyond the sharing of first names.  We talked about whatever people wanted to talk about.  As we met in a public space, everything was on the record. Curious?  When the restrictions are lifted and the Garnet re-opens, join us.  You don’t have to drink beer.  Listening skills are seldom required.  Good ranting skills are essential.

Pints & Politics is broadcast every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. on Trent Radio at 92.7 FM.  Our next radio program will be on March 18th, 2021.  For all the past shows, go to the “Archive of all our podcasts” tab at the top of this page.

Our Focus:

On the radio show and in these podcasts, we explore political culture, ideas, trends, issues, electoral politics, 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.

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Host: Bill Templeman