The Sunday Edition

Impressions after 11 weeks of electioneering

On election eve, four Canadians share their frustrations with this exceptionally long campaign and explain why they see it as a lost opportunity to raise issues that really matter such as poverty, homelessness, health care and living conditions for Canada's First Nations.
Elections Canada estimates that 850,000 voters cast ballots on Friday, 780,000 people voted on Saturday and 767,000 electors voted on Sunday in advance polls. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)

This 42nd election campaign has been many things that we may or may not agree upon, but one thing is indisputable. It has been long. All the politicians and parties have had the luxury of time to present us with their platforms, their policies and their vision for the country. Over the course of the past 77 days, they have delivered countless stump speeches across the land; they have broadcast a steady stream of political ads; they have canvassed at thousands of doors; and they have participated in many media interviews and public debates. But did our politicians offer concrete solutions, for the important issues facing us as a nation?

Michael's guests are:
Eve-Lyne Couturier, Researcher at IRIS, a research think-tank in Montreal (Institut de recherche de d'informations socio-économiques)     
Angela Robertson, Executive Director of Queen West - Central Toronto Community Health Centre
Pam Palmater, Chair for Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University
Ruth Kelly, President and CEO of Venture Publishing and Editor-in-Chief of Alberta Venture and Alberta Oil magazines.


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