GUELPH POLITICAST #23 – Miguel Figueroa, Leader, Communist Party of Canada

Party leaders don’t come to Guelph a lot, and its rarer still that you get a chance to do a sit down interview with said leader. Welcome to the Communist Party of Canada. On Thursday, Miguel Figueroa, leader of the CPC, was in Guelph to support his local candidate Tristan Dineen, and to talk candidly with young people at the University of Guelph about society’s ills about how the ideals of communism might be the cure.

Ideals, you say? Yes, Figueroa talked about the optimism for the future that the Communist Party represents, as well as the change they seek in their party’s motto: “People’s Needs Over Corporate Greed” including $20 minimum wage and higher taxes on corporations. We also talk about the currently in negotiation Trans-Pacific Partnership, the enduring appeal of the Communist Party, and the one thing he’d like the future government to take from the Communist Party platform.

We also talk about Guelph’s special place in Communist Party of Canada history, and its founding in a barn in what was once the outskirts of the city all the way back in 1921. All that and more on this week’s episode of the Guelph Politicast.

The theme music for Guelph Politicast is provided by Crazy Pills and their song “Break It Down” courtesy of Free Music Archive.

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Look for new episodes of the Guelph Politicast Fridays, and remember that the Policast Podbean channel is also the host for podcast versions of Open Sources Guelph. The previous Thursday’s episode of Open Sources will be posted on Mondays.

Stay tuned for future editions of the Guelph Politicast.

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