On Monday. April 1st I spoke on a panel sponsored by the Acadia University Student Association entitled "The State of Canadian Politics." The other speakers were the two Liberal candidate nomination contestants for Kings-Hants, a Conservative Party spokesperson, two Acadia students, and two Acadia political science professors. The panel touched on a wide spectrum of issues. This included: climate change (I critiqued the Liberal party's half measures and advocated for a more fundamental transition to a green economy), the most recent Liberal Government budget (again full of half measures that do little to address our most pressing issues, lack of affordable housing, living conditions for First Nations, & the high price of prescription drugs), the SNC Lavalin controversy (Trudeau has no one to blame but himself), student debt (I emphasized our policy advocates free tuition) and party leadership (Jagmeet will make a great PM due to his passion, progressive stances on issues, and empathy for the marginalized groups based on his own experiences). In my comments I also talked about how the NDP is the only party that is pledging to enact a national Pharmacare program in Canada.
Acadia Student Union Panel: State of Canadian Politics, April 1, Acadia University
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