Episode 59 - “Elections are not the time to talk about serious issues.”

November 15th, 2014

Justin and Sean sit down to talk democracy and elections on the night before the 2014 municipal elections in Vancouver and elsewhere in BC.  The duo gets warmed up by unpacking the Mid-terms Elections in the US (http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2014/11/12/?entry=5505&_php=true&_type=blogs&ref=us) and how the implications for President Obama and issues like the Keystone XL pipeline (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/15/us/politics/house-passes-bill-directing-obama-to-proceed-on-keystone-pipeline.html?ref=politics&_r=0).  A conversation switched to the US-China climate accord (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/12/world/asia/china-us-xi-obama-apec.html), which led the two back to the main topic, the upcoming civic election (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/5-election-races-to-watch-outside-metro-vancouver-1.2835816).  The podcast ends with some not overly surprising election result predictions!