Govern ... This!?

Govern ... This!?

Running Green with Dr. Chris Maxwell – GT004

April 25, 2017

I had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with scientist Dr. Chris Maxwell, who has taken a quick turn from the science world to see what the political spectrum has to offer as the BC Green Party Candidate for the Victoria-Swan Lake riding.

We start off talking about this switch and the things that influenced the decision, including his family history & raising a young son. He tells the great little story of how he "Joined" the BC Green Party... sometimes an email is all it takes... Let this be a lesson that acting on those gut feelings in the moment 'Can' lead somewhere, so dive in people.

After dabbling in science - talking about the importance of 'evidence' and 'truth' as he puts it, and the March for Science, we then tackle the politics topic... Here Chris talks about some of the issues he's concerned about... childcare, healthcare, mental health, the Massey tunnel/bridge issue and the Site C Dam, Party donations, and more.

He then shares his views on what he sees as some of the main differences between the major BC political parties and their platforms, as well as the Greens dedication to the "Proportional Representation Voting System" as an alternative to our current "First Past the Post" system.

It was a fun and interesting chat, which exposed me to a bunch of new information I'll need to dig into. I will say though, I'm very interested in this voting system switch.
Thanks for listening & I hope you enjoy!
- Show Notes Below
*If you like what you hear and you think it’s important, please share it with as many people as you can… hopefully we can all become a little more aware and involved.*
– Until Next time… Stay Curious – CJ