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Episode #28 - The evolving role of labour in Canada's elections

Prof. Larry Savage explains how the role of organized labour in electoral politics is changing.

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Hosted by Éric Grenier, The Writ podcast explores the world of elections and politics in Canada.
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In the last federal election, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole made a play to woo working class voters to his party — a party that has not always been a friend to organized labour.

Then, last fall Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a minimum wage hike with labour leaders in attendance.

So, what’s going on with the labour vote?

To help explain the role of organized labour in past and future elections, on this episode of The Writ Podcast I’m joined by Larry Savage, a professor in the department of labour studies at Brock University. His research focuses on the politics of organized labour in Canada, including electoral strategy and the nature of party-union relationships.

In addition to listening to the episode here, on Apple Podcasts or on Spotify, you can also watch the discussion between myself and Prof. Savage on YouTube:

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