Edition #69 — Our Politics Panel on Homelessness and the Federal Election Campaign

Posted on October 4th, 2019 –– Our politics panel — former Peterborough mayor & current journalist Sylvia Sutherland, property manager & businesswoman Jenny Lanciault and playwright & math teacher Tim Etherington– explore options for the homeless people who were camping out this summer in parks downtown, then they dive into our federal election campaign.  This campaign has been nasty, trivial, and replete with scandals, both real & imaginary.  The electorate waits like concerned school teachers on yard-duty during recess, cringing while they listen to belligerent 10-year olds taunt each other.  These are our national leaders?  With just over two weeks to go before Election Day, our panelists give similar predictions for both the local and national campaigns: a very slim Liberal victory in Peterborough-Kawartha and a thin Liberal minority nationally.

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 at 92.7 FM.  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 seldom required.  Good ranting skills are essential.

Pints & Politics will be broadcasting every 2nd Thursday evening until December 12.  Our next program is at 7:00 pm on Oct. 17th on Trent Radio at 92.7 FM.   Our politics panel will take one last look at the federal election campaign and possibly change their predictions. If you miss us on the radio and want to catch up, the podcast of each show is posted the next day on this site.  Go to the “Archive of all our podcasts” tab at the top of this page.

If you think of a panel topic we should cover, please let me know at bill (dot) templeman (at) gmail.com.  If you would like to join a guest panel for a particular topic, just let me know.

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.

We post on Twitter (@billtemp) and on our new Facebook page (Pints & Politics Podcast).  These podcasts are also available on iTunes. Please send us your feedback by using the comments field below each podcast.  Or let us know on our Facebook page.  You can also send me a note: bill (dot) templeman (at) gmail.com

Host: Bill Templeman