Election season is almost here, so it would be realistic to expect that towns and cities across the country will be receiving special guests to help convince voters to turn one way or the other. Guelph has already had a few appearances from Federal party leaders, and one of them was Green Party leader Elizabeth May.
For May, Guelph is a must-stop during an election campaign, and it’s been that way since her first election period as party leader in 2008. So with expectations to uphold, and potential votes to get if the local polls are any indication, May came to Guelph on July 15, and took part in a town hall in Peter Clark Hall at the University of Guelph with about 200 locals.
May touched on a lot of different topics, but obviously, the lion’s share of the discussion was about climate change and the need to address that from a variety of different vantage points including the economy, social justice, and how we can talk about the issue without sounding defeatist.
So presented here, in this special edition of the podcast, is the audio from May’s town hall including her prepared comments and the follow-up Q&A. This is in lieu of the usual episode of Open Sources Guelph, which is typically posted on Mondays, but is presently taking a couple of weeks off as we count down to the 2019 Election.
So let’s hear from Elizabeth May on this special edition of the Guelph Politicast!
The regular Guelph Politicast, with this week’s guest Kevin Bowman of 123 Guelph, will be available Wednesday as usual. Open Sources Guelph will return on Thursday August 15.
Also, when you subscribe to the Guelph Politicast channel and you will also get an episode of Open Sources Guelph every Monday, and an episode of End Credits every Friday.