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What makes a politician great?

Embedded below, video from last night’s The Agenda. This was my third appearance (first one here, second one here) which makes it tempting to refer to myself as a regular, but that would probably jinx any chance I have at future appearances. (It’s a privilege and a joy to be on The Agenda. It’s a great show and Steve Paikin is a very impressive host.)

Get comfy before pushing play. It’s a little over 50 minutes long.

The Agenda Thursday Night

Just confirmed that I’ll be a guest on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin tomorrow (Thursday) night live at 8pm EST, re-broadcast at 11pm EST, despite a near disastrous pre-interview fueled by cold medication. The topic: “What makes a great politician?”

Now, obviously if I knew the answer to that question I’d be in Ottawa right now. Or is that the only way to measure success? Let me know your ideas so I can steal them and look smart on TV.

Other guests:

  • Michael Bliss, U of T
  • Richard Gwyn, Toronto Star
  • Chris Tindal, former Green Party candidate
  • Janice McKinnon, U of Sask (via Saskatoon)
  • Sylvia Bashevkin, U of T
  • A sixth person is still to be determined.