This week, Open Sources Guelph will continue our election interview series by doing a twofer. We will have back-to-back interviews with two of the local candidates running to represent Guelph on Parliament Hill for the next four years, and they are both candidates who may not get a lot of air time due to the fact that they’re not running for one of the four major parties. If you’re tired of politics as usual, and are maybe looking for new voices in this campaign, then this is the show for you.
This Thursday, September 17, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will talk with Communist Party candidate Tristan Dineen, and Libertarian candidate Alex Fekri.
There’s always a Communist Party candidate in the election cycle in Guelph, which is understandable since the Communist Party of Canada was started in what was then a rural barn in May 1921 right here in the Royal City. Tristan Dineen is taking up the flag this time, balancing campaigning, school, and being chief electoral officer of the Central Student Association. Dineen’s already made some waves this campaign, demanding equal time for all candidates at last week’s forum on electoral reform hosted by Fair Vote Guelph. We’ll ask Dineen about those struggles, and about the bizarre resurgence of anti-communist fervour in addition to discussion about his platform and his ambitions for this election.
In the second half, we’ll welcome Alex Fekri, who has succeeded Erin farmer Philip Bender as the Libertarian candidate in Guelph. Fekri is a student at the University of Guelph, and a life-long Guelphite. He’s been a community volunteer for many years and is taking his first stab at political action representing the Libertarians here in Guelph. What is a Libertarian? We’ll ask Fekri to define his party and discuss their platform, as well as talk about the reasons he got involved in politics, and what he hopes to accomplish this campaign.
Open Sources is live on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca at 5 pm on Thursday.