Posts Tagged ‘election’

In the run-up to the October 19, 2015 Canadian federal election, I found these two federal all-candidates sessions to be very interesting.

This one in the riding of Fundy Royal, New Brunswick is interesting because the independent candidate, David Amos, looks like Gandalf from the Lord of the Rings, and he has some intelligent things to say.

And this one from the riding of Thornhill, Ontario is interesting, because only three candidates showed up, so the Libertarian candidate, Gene Balfour, gets to have a lot of talking time, speaking to the big government Liberal and NDP candidates, in an interactive way that you almost never see, and he schools them on the benefits of a more libertarian society.

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From the “Socratic Assassin,” Jan Helfeld, from an interview he did in the 1990s, before the age of viral videos, with an increase in views from 6000 since 2008 to nearly 28,000 just in the past couple months now that Bernie Sanders is a declared presidential candidate.

For more on Helfeld, see my articles here.

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On the October 10, 2015 episode of Exposing Faux Capitalism with Jason Erb, I covered the following issues:

A unique analysis of the upcoming October 19, 2015 Canadian federal election, with a focus on foreign policy and election stunts. I also talk about health care and Uber.

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Brigette DePape, the Senate page who held up a “STOP HARPER” sign during the Conservative’s 2011 Throne Speech, and being escorted out by the Sergeant-at-arms for it, was a panelist on the October 6, 2015 episode of TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin, on the topic of The Young and Disengaged, concerning the low youth voter turnout in Canadian elections.

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Now that the Canadian federal election campaign is ramping up with the end of summer after Labour Day, here is a Reddit Q&A with Libertarian Party of Canada leader, Tim Moen, from September 8, 2015.

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On a special 37-minute broadcast of Exposing Faux Capitalism with Jason Erb, I gave my candid take on the October 27, 2014 Waterloo Region election.

Relevant links:

1) Regional candidates list

2) Waterloo Region Record’s mayoral debate

3) My September 30 interview with Waterloo mayoral candididate, Erika Traub.

4) A time capsule show to be opened on 2017 about Light Rail Transit in Waterloo Region.

5) Waterloo regional councillor Jane Mitchell’s site before the 2014 election.

6) Waterloo Chronicle article quoting Waterloo regional councillor Sean Strickland saying a 9% tax increase plan for the LRT was too expensive, only to later approve a 12.9% tax increase.

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On a special September 30, 2014 episode of Exposing Faux Capitalism with Jason Erb, I interviewed Waterloo mayoral candidate, Erika Traub.

I extended her an invitation after hearing her on 570 News the previous Friday morning, as she stood out from the other candidates in saying that dealing with homelessness was her number one priority and she explicitly advocated private sector solutions instead of resorting to the usual deflection offered by most politicians of studies and government intervention.

For affordable housing, she described some interesting solutions, advocating local government reducing burdensome parking requirements and reducing development charges.

Election day is October 27, 2014.

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