The Future of Canada

February 13, 2017

So episode 53 – a new record.  But you know that right? Because you subscribe to the show on iTunes and have already rated and reviewed the podcast- right? You should.

A very Special episode this week.

The awesome Emilie Taman is running for the NDP in the soon-to-be announced federal by-election in Ottawa-Vanier. Emilie will be a fantastic member of parliament. Lets start with the obvious: she is super smart, hard working, principled, and deeply committed to justice and fairness.  But I think most importantly she is a consensus builder who makes instant connections with everyone she meets – she always makes the right decision for the right reason.

In a climate of political cynicism and broken promises Emilie is exactly with our parliament needs.

Last week Emilie and Louise Arbour (yes – former Supreme Court judge, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and friend of the podcast) sat down with a roomful of students from Ottawa University to talk about some really important issues: electoral reform, the vibrancy of our democracy, feminism, the environment, immigration, and the refugee crisis.

It was fantastic. And I was there to recorded it.

If you want to follow Emilie’s campaign you can keep up to date here:


Twitter: @emilietaman


We also have some new art – it is still new because it is way easier to just copy and past this section each week – from an awesome young designer Parker Mazerolle – serious he is crazy good – go check out his work.


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Emilie Taman on Twitter: @EmilieTaman

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