Photo: Russell Gragg
Photo: Russell Gragg

This week we speak with former Members of Parliament Peter Stoffer and Megan Leslie about why they think the NDP took a hit in last month’s federal election, their expectations for the new government, and what their plans are now that they’re out of office. Also, is Rob Anders still a complete dickhead?

Plus, it was a lousy week for now-ousted Liberal Chief of Staff Kirby McVicar. First, a tape comes out where he offers disgraced MLA Andrew Younger’s wife a job in exchange for Younger’s cooperation in making an ugly legal issue go away. Then he discloses private medical information about Younger at a press scrum. Premier Stephen McNeil accepted his resignation Tuesday and now claims the matter is behind him. We’ll see.

Finally, as we mention on the podcast, CKDU radio here in Halifax is holding its annual Funding Drive. CKDU has graciously given us free studio time since Examineradio’s inception and also airs the show every Friday afternoon. CKDU, like the Halifax Examiner, is a crucial voice in independent media for Halifax, and could use the support of people who appreciate adversarial journalism. With the money raised from this year’s Funding Drive, the station plans to unveil a free recording studio for local artists, launch a new website with additional audio features and develop a plan to make the station accessible for people with disabilities.

We mentioned on Facebook earlier this week that we’d like to see Examineradio raise $2,000 from its listeners. Many have heeded that ask, but we’re only at approximately $900 ($1,200.90 as of Monday morning). If everybody who listens to the podcast each week donated even $10 we’d surpass the goal easily. Please go to the CKDU website and support your community radio.

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