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The Leap Manifesto, preparing for election day: Election SoundUp #3

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And we're cruising into the end of week 6 of the 2015 federal election. Just a bit more than four weeks to go before we have a conclusion to this long wrangle, catfight, duelling banjos .. however we describe the contest that is Election 42.

Some of the highlights of the week: 

1) The Leap Manifesto: A call for a Canada based on caring for the earth and one another is a call to action intended for the next government, whoever they are. So far, it has been signed by over 50 organizations including Oxfam, Idle No More, CUPE, CLC, PSAC, Council of Canadians, Greenpeace, and over 100 individual signatories of scientists, economists, artists, and activists.

The Leap Manifesto was launched this week on September 15, 2015. It was livestreamed and podcast on Some excerpts.

2) The election call caught everybody by surprise .. sort of. Here at, we've been preparing for it since last year. Here's a look behind the scenes at what we've been doing at rabble with Editor-in-Chief Meagan Perry.

3) Halifax rapper Kyle McKenna and his hip-hop group, the Caravan, calling out Stephen Harper for everything from CBC cuts and contempt of parliament to the privatization of health care and all points in between. Thanks to Kyle for permission to use this on our show.

Theme Music for Election SoundUp has been composed especially for us by Charly Chiarelli, accompanied by Seven String Sam.

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