NDP

Episode 79 – Election’s over. What does anything mean?

Sandy and Nora (but especially Nora) stayed up late to give you instant analysis of Canada’s new federal minority government. They talk about the winners (the Liberals, social movement activists) the losers (media and Maxime Bernier) and remind everyone that this result is good news for anyone looking to affect change.

Episode 72 – try not to despair with an election in the air

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about how progressives should orient themselves towards the federal election. Hint: drop the partisanship, get involved in a local campaign if the candidate is worth your time and don’t imagine that voting is the sum total of democratic involvement.

** RE: Nora’s comment about the per vote subsidy clarification: Harper axed it. Trudeau never brought it back.

Episode 69 – It’s time to talk about the Greens

The Green Party, what is it good for? Sandy and Nora ask this question in earnest and conclude that it might be time for Canada’s partisan left to get serious about fighting for what they say they believe in.

Episode 52 – the NDP at a crossroads

With the Liberals melting down and the Conservatives more brazen in their support for racist organizing, the NDP is at a critical juncture. There is a path toward victory — will the NDP take it?

Episode 38 – Toronto live show Q&A

Should progressives engage with the mainstream media? How do we make space for families in our movements? How do we gauge success? In Part 2 of 3 of our live event in Toronto, Sandy and Nora cover a wide range of topics that are mostly unrelated to the Munk Debates. You don’t need to listen to Episode 37 to enjoy this, but we recommend you do anyway! Stay tuned for Episode 39 – the second half of the Q&A.  

Episode 13: Is the NDP supporting Jagmeet Singh enough?

This week, Sandy and Nora talk about how journalists have let racism take over their coverage of Jagmeet Singh, and whether or not the NDP is really doing what it must to support Singh through these attacks.

Episode 12: Douggie F, the new leader of the Ontario PC Party

The people of the “Progressive” Conservative Party of Ontario have spoken, and Doug Ford is their leader. What does this mean for progressives, if anything? How should they respond, if at all? In this podcast, Sandy and Nora discuss this and whether or not we should even care. Spoiler Alert: we should.

Episode 11: Post-mortem on the NDP convention

The NDP policy convention happened mid-February in Ottawa. Nora and Sandy talk about what happened, what didn’t happen, and why Palestinian solidarity remains so hard for the party apparatus to embrace.