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Episode #70: Zain Velji

In this episode Zain Velji and I discuss:

  • The 2017 Alberta provincial budget
  • The changing demographics of Alberta that has led to progressive mayors in Edmonton and Calgary and the NDP in Alberta
  • The Alberta Advantage
  • The Alt-Right in Canada
  • The “secret” to Naheed Nenshi’s electoral victory in 2010
  • And so much more!

Zain Velji and Karim Kanji

Zain Velji is an innovator, strategist, communicator and community volunteer and is the Vice President of Strategy at Northweather.

Before joining Northweather, Zain spent three years at Hill+Knowlton Strategies as a Senior Campaign Strategist specializing in campaign strategy, grassroots advocacy and behavioural economics.

Zain is the co-creator and host of the highly-rated political podcast, The Strategists which dissects the strategies of political campaigns, parties and governments and is the inspiration of the CBC Television and Radio panel of the same name.

Recorded in Calgary, Alberta.

Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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City Building with Richard Peddie

Last fall I had the pleasure to have former Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment boss Richard Peddie in studio for a brief chat about his career and leadership style. Next week, Peddie is returning to the studio. This time we’re going to focus on city-building. Specifically, Toronto.

In preparation for this episode, I’m sourcing questions you might have on how Toronto can work better for you and your community.

And Peddie has a question for you.

I have a question for your listeners   Would they support a property tax increase to support more day care, after school programs, keeping pools open, more shelter staff, and more. Each 1% would fund a lot of everyday things that would make the city more livable for thousands.

Would you support a property tax increase in Toronto to make this city even greater for everybody?

Leave your comments below or find me on Twitter: @karimkanji. Richard Peddie is @RichardAPeddie

Welcome #43: MP Salma Zahid

As many of you know I live in Scarborough. Last year we had an election that saw the Federal Liberals, led by Justin Trudeau, defeat Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party. During the election, only one person running for office came to my home: Salma Zahid. I wasn’t going to vote for Roxanne James who was with the Conservative Party. I was actually leaning towards the NDP.

But when Salma came to my office one of the things she promised me was that if the Liberals won and she was my MP, that I could count on her to help fix Bill C 51.

Here’s my conversation with the MP for Scarborough Centre, Salma Zahid.

Music by Aafraz Mulji.

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Welcome! Episode #12: Laura Casselman

Episode #12 features my friend, Laura Casselman. She’s running as the NDP candidate in Scarborough Guildwood. Listen to how she got her start in local politics and her reason for running in this month’s election.

Enjoy!

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