The full interview with bonus material:
Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
The provincial Liberal Party is certainly taking Lincoln at his word. The party is nominating candidates more than a year out from the scheduled election on June 22, 2022. In what can be described as a compressed campaign. Nicole Beatty and Jeff Kawzenuk are racing across the Northumberland-Peterborough South drumming up support. Beatty, a first-time Cobourg councillor and community activist, is running against Kawzenuk, a retired high school principal. Both have deep roots in the community. Both have a history with the Liberal Party locally. And both think they are the best person to get the job done. The obvious question for members of the local Liberal riding association is simple: Who do they think can beat the sitting MPP, David Piccini.
To answer that questions here is my interview with Nicole Beatty.
Originally aired: May 21, 2021