Brian Topp headed up the campaign that saw Wab Kinew elected as Premier of Manitoba. Brian is a Canadian political strategist, joins Charles Adler to discuss his role in Jack Layton's campaign.
In this episode, you will hear Charles reflect on his past work with the NDP, particularly with Jack Layton, and how the party's reputation has evolved.
Charles Adler noted how Heather Stefanson for looking down at her notes during a debate, suggesting it gave the impression she wasn't interested in connecting with voters, her opponent Wab Kinew used the debate to make a connection with voters, smiling into the camera and addressing his opponents' charges directly.
You will also hear a discussion on how the incumbent government in Manitoba used dog whistles tactics to stir up fear about crime among indigenous people. And how did that Lloyd Axworthy endorsement come about?
We hope you enjoy this special Sunday morning discussion.