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Live online debate NOW: Is politics broken?

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posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 06:15 PM
Here's the Link

You can join in through twitter with the hashtag #CBCAsks.

The debate is not being televised.

Debaters include:
■Sheila Copps, former Liberal MP and author.
■Andrew Coyne, editorials and comment editor at the National Post, and a columnist for Postmedia News.
■Alison Loat, an author, university instructor, and co-founder of Samara.
■Dave Meslin, a writer, community organizer and trainer.
■​Aisha Moodie-Mills, an American progressive strategist, policy analyst, and social entrepreneur.
■Monte Solberg, a former Conservative MP, and a columnist and adviser.

Steve Patterson, host of CBC Radio's The Debaters, will MC the evening.

You get to vote to see which side wins. Make your vote count and join us for this lively night of political engagement.

edit on 25-3-2015 by aboutface because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 06:19 PM
a reply to: aboutface

Is not journalism now a tool of politics?

Just saying...

posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 06:28 PM
a reply to: swanne

Ha! Oftentimes it sure as heck is, but sometimes there is the odd holdout for independent thinking.

posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 06:31 PM
a reply to: aboutface

"Politics" is the word they use when they want to cover up some lies or corruption.

Instant mind meld.

"Its Politics."

posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 07:32 PM
Did anyone watch it?

If so, what part hit home the most for you?

posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 07:53 AM
This is even a question still?

Has everyone just had their eyes closed for the last, say, century?

posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 08:41 AM
Wow... 76% said the system is broken.

Happy to know I'm not alone in that thought. For what it's worth, when the 'Common Sense Revolution' happened in Ontario, created by the Tories in that province, the road downhill truly began. Today, we see the same constructors in power federally. They just moved from provincial to federal and hold a majority, able to do whatever they wish to suppress votes, pick fights and cause division playing to what's perceived as common sense, but is really just enacting laws in a knee-jerk fashion when something is a current news item.

And before anyone thinks the above is a biased stance, I've voted both Liberal and Conservative depending on the platform a party stands during an election.

But I never voted for anything resembling 'Common Sense'. In my opinion, that's just pandering to popularism. Politicians need to make hard choices based on critical thinking, not the news of the day.

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