Calgary Green Party Candidate - Thana Boonlert
I sit down with Thana Boonlert - street photographer, engineer, mountain hiker, and Calgary's Federal Green Party Candidate. This man loves a challenge. We chat about what he sees in this campaign; how he's dealt with his recent lay off/job loss; the impression of inner city Calgarians he's getting from endless door-knocking; the status of politics in general; and why he wants to work with the Green Party. He believes we need to have #courage to invest our votes in our personal beliefs and not in partisan strategy. He believes that the Green Party has the base scientific and empathetic roots to take Canada there. He believes this fall will reflect this! Let me know what you think! Is Calgary more Progressive than we think? If we get away from the fear of job loss and the boom-busy economy - do we care about the planet long term?
Thanks to Mayowa for the killer intro track Gorgeous - his work can be found on Spotify.
Thanks, as always, to the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB, for their amazing support. Check out fellow Albertan Podcast The Read Along - A 30 minute podcast book club! Scott and Anita Bourgeous work through fun books, one chapter at a time with insight and humour so you don't have to!
A quick note from our main sponsor ATB. Calgary Pride month is here so I wanted to highlight that ATB takes pride in all Albertans. That means standing up for what is right in the workplace, in our communities and alongside community partners, including fYrefly in Schools, Calgary Library's Reading with Royalty program, Edmonton and Calgary Pride, and the Calgary Sexual Health Centre. At ATB, we believe Pride is a stance. A stance for love, diversity, and self-worth. A stance for acceptance, in our workplace, in the communities we serve, and with our community partners.
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