Politcal speed dating

Over six episodes, Johnston and his crew tackle marijuana, transit, safe injection sites, prisons, housing and climate change.

“We wanted to see that people can communicate, and in an era of confirmation bias and polarization, that politicians can talk to each other,” Johnston later tells me by phone.

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If so, Tom Powers caught a whiff of the zeitgeist that same year, when Trudeau won the election.

The executive producer at Open Door Co., a media company in Toronto, had been kicking around the idea of a show with politicians.

That meant getting on could be very valuable indeed.

(But then, the Conservatives went on to win a thin majority, so maybe not.)This all sparked the idea for Powers and Johnston.

“Yeah, we’re going to add that to our list of constituency services,” Genuis replies.

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