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Monday, October 3, 2011

Guelph Politicast #7 - Elizabeth Rowley

In this special bonus Politicast, I sit down with Elizabeth Rowley, leader of the Communist Party of Ontario. The opportunity came quite suddenly, and since it seems like I won't be able to interview any other party leader this election, then I figured why the heck not.
Rowley's had an interesting career. She's been involved with the Communist Party for over four decades, and was one of the first female leaders of a political party in Ontario. It takes a lot of dedication to fight an uphill battle for that long, and it seems that Rowley is just as passionate today as she was when she got involved with the party to battle racism and the Vietnam war in the 70s. 
Like she did in the 2007 campaign, Rowley has made the journey to Guelph, not just to campaign for her party's candidate Drew Garvie, but to touch base with the place where the Communist Party of Canada began exactly 90 years ago this year. We talk about that later in the podcast.
As for everything else, I think Rowley touches on all the major issues of the day, so press play and hear what she has to say.

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