Akaash Maharaj - Practical Idealism: Integrity and the Liberal Leadership – Akaash Maharaj Videocast

Sarika Sehgal of CBC Newsworld interviews me on my support for Stephane Dion, and on how the Liberal Party can re-animate Canadians’ passion for politics. With the convention behind us and the election before us, the question of civic engagment in the political process is more crucial than ever.

Akaash Maharaj - Practical Idealism: Politics and Principles – Akaash Maharaj Podcast

In the wake of the Quebecois Nation issue, TV Ontario’s The Agenda asks if politics and principles are Canada’s true twin solitudes. With Steve Paikin as moderator, Val Meredith for the Conservatives, Robin Sears for the NDP, and I for the Liberals.

Thus Prate the Pundit » Social Critique: Would Gov’t Procurement Process Neglect FOSS?

The Canadian Association for Open Source (Clue) published a thought provoking letter to an ITBusiness.ca article today. The Clue letter says that “…What is needed is for the government to separate the pricing and procurement of the source product from the various value-add services…” which is an interesting reflection for current musings about Public Works ...

Akaash Maharaj - Practical Idealism: Who Wants to be a Party Leader? – Akaash Maharaj Podcast

Ottawa Morning, CBC Radio One’s news and current affairs programme in the national capital, explores the question of why the field of candidates for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada appears to be contracting. Hallie Cotnam hosted in Ottawa and I participated from Toronto.

Akaash Maharaj - Practical Idealism: Interviewing Leadership Candidates, Call-In – Akaash Maharaj Podcast

Host Alan Neal of CBC Radio One’s Ontario Today and I take telephone calls from across Ontario on the people’s choice for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada.

Akaash Maharaj - Practical Idealism: The Fall of Paul Martin – Akaash Maharaj Podcast

Former Cabinet Minister Herb Dhaliwal and I review the long road for Paul Martin from his triumphal entry as Liberal leader to his humble departure after the general election.

Akaash Maharaj - Practical Idealism: Visionary Politics – Akaash Maharaj Podcast

A feature-length CBC Radio One national debate between Judy Rebick of the NDP, Adam Daifallah of the Conservative Party, and myself on visionary politics in Canada.

Akaash Maharaj - Practical Idealism: Political Machines – Akaash Maharaj Podcast

The CBC’s Anna Maria Tremonti and I discuss the role or organisation, policy, and machine politics in the Liberal Party of Canada, in this nationally broadcast Radio One special.