Episode 39

Published on:

21st Oct 2021

NLR Counterpoint - Andrew Lawton & Jessa McLean

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Each week, we’ll bring you a panel discussion with Canada’s leading journalists, columnists, politicos, and change-makers discussing what’s happening in the newsphere.

This week, we’re joined by columnist, and commentator Andrew Lawton and NDP activist and former candidate Jessa McLean to discuss Canada's role in the provocation in the Taiwan Strait, the P3 transit debacle in Ottawa, and if the Ontario NDP can pull out a victory in next year's provincial election.

About Andrew Lawton

Andrew Lawton is a broadcaster and columnist. Currently, he is a fellow at True North and a weekly columnist for Loonie Politics. His written work has been published across the world, including in the Washington Post, the National Post, the Toronto Sun, the Edmonton Sun, and Global News. Andrew has appeared as a commentator on CBC, CTV, TVO, CTS, and on BBC World. Andrew ran as a Progressive Conservative candidate in Ontario’s 2018 provincial election.

About Jessa McLean

Jessa McLean is a community and political organizer from Scarborough, Ontario. Jessa was the NDP candidate for York-Simcoe during the 2019 federal by-election and again during the 2019 federal election, is president of the riding association, and stood as a candidate for President of the NDP at the 2021 Convention.

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