Paul McKeever on Winning Elections with the Freedom Party of Ontario
Radio Interview: 15 May 2013
I interviewed Paul McKeever on "Winning Elections with the Freedom Party of Ontario" on 15 May 2013. Listen to or download this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio below.
Can a political party based on principles of individual rights win elections? Perhaps so – and Paul McKeever has a strategy for doing so with the Freedom Party of Ontario.
Paul McKeever is the Leader of Freedom Party of Ontario. Paul joined Freedom Party in 1992. He first ran as a candidate for Freedom Party in Ontario's 1999 election. He became a Freedom Party spokesperson that year, and the party leader in 2002.
- Duration: 1:13:40
- Download: MP3 File (25.3 MB)
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- Parliamentary government in Canada
- Paul's political philosophy
- About the Freedom Party of Ontario
- Why focus on electoral politics
- Paul's role in the Freedom Party of Ontario
- The platform of the Freedom Party of Ontario
- Taking steps toward freedom
- The benefits of focusing on small issues
- Liquor regulations
- Getting media attention
- The role of a political party
- How political power is won in Canada
- Destroying the "progressive conservatives"
- Not voting for the lesser of two evils
- What's wrong with the strategy of "buying time"
- Electoral strategy
- The problems with libertarians
- Optimism about the future
- Political parties in the US
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I'm Dr. Diana Brickell (formerly Diana Hsieh). I'm a philosopher, and I've long specialized in the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life. I completed my Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009. I retired from work as a public intellectual in 2015.
From September 2009 to September 2015, I produced a radio show and podcast, Philosophy in Action Radio. In the primary show, my co-host Greg Perkins and I answered questions applying rational principles to the challenges of real life. We broadcast live over the internet on Sunday mornings.
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