Edition #49 — Our Politics Panel Assesses Peterborough’s New City Council, Doug Ford’s Leadership & the Unofficial Federal Election Campaign

Posted February 6, 2019 — With our city council finding its way under new leadership, Ontario’s Conservative government experimenting with leadership by trial balloon and our federal political parties sharpening their knives in preparation for a gruesome election campaign, our politics panel (Sylvia Sutherland, Sean Conway, Lauren Hunter & Tim Etherington) returns to offer their collective wisdom, hopes, predictions, and fears for the coming year.

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 every second Tuesday at 9:00 p.m.  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.

Pints & Politics will be broadcasting our program every second Tuesday evening on Trent Radio.  Our next broadcast will be on Tuesday, February 19th at 9:00 p.m. when we will look at the issue of gender in politics.

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. Please send us your feedback by using the comments field below each podcast.  Or send me a note: bill (dot) templeman (at) gmail.com

Host: Bill Templeman