Cenk Uygur: “Canada is what America could be, if we had cleaner elections.”

The Young Turks Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola, Ben Mankiewicz, and RJ Eskow discuss why Americans need to care about the Canadian election. Mankiewicz explains that the impact of the emerging New Democrat Party (NDP), “Could throw a not insignificant wrench into U.S.-Canadian relations.” Liberals in Canada and New Democrat Party could be building a coalition to defeat the Conservatives.

This could especially affect the U.S. because the NDP opposes the Keystone pipeline and TPP, “This would be an aggressive, involved government in Canadian life if the NDP wins,” Iadarola says. In the U.S. there is not much opposition to TPP, “If other countries start to bail, that could be one way it could fall apart,” Iadarola adds, bringing up another reason why the Canadian election is important. According to Uygur, “Canada is what America could be, if we had cleaner elections.”

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The Young Turks (TYT)

The Young Turks (TYT) is an online American liberal/progressive political and social commentary program hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian; the show has an associated network of online shows and is owned by a company of the same name (The Young Turks LLC). TYT was founded in 2002 by Uygur as a talkshow on Sirius Satellite Radio.

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