Wow, that's the second straight post where I have "sworn" in the title.
Garth Turner has turned into somewhat of a renegade on parliament Hill. I never would have expected this from him. He's such a clean-cut guy. Remember, this guy was a cabinet minister for Brian Mulroney and even ran for the country's top job in 1993; losing of course, to Kim Campbell. He was also the Business Commentator on CFTO news for a number of years.
Obviously, there was a lot we didn't know about the man.
What's intriguing about Turner is that he seems to be the only MP who has taken advantage of the popular forms of "new media." That being blogging and podcasting.
If you go to his site (just click on this post's title), you get to read his thoughts and feelings about the Government, his troubles with certain Conservatives, and any speeches or press releases he has released. He also puts together a program in the form of a video podcast. MPTV is not just about him and his views on the issues. Turner also uses it to interview MPs on both sides of the House. It's a unique perspective about what goes on in the House of Commons. It's certainly the main reason as to why he was kicked out of the Conservative party.
Obviously, Turner has an axe to grind and the voters get to watch it unfold.
- Be sure to check out Episode 18 of the Audio Circus podcast -