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Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, September 21

Sep 21, 2021

First hour: How to divest your money from fossil fuel holdings

Second hour: Understanding Canada's election

Do you know if you have money invested in fossil fuels? The idea of "divesting" is a popular one among climate activists. But what does that mean, and how does someone do it? We examine how to determine where your money is tied up, and we explore just how easy -- or not -- it is to have more control over where your investments are located. Our guests:

  • Andrew Brady, co-founder of the Rochester chapter of Conscious Capitalism
  • Jack McGowan, CEO and founder of Two Point Capital Management
  • Christopher Marquis, Samuel C. Johnson Professor in Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University

Then in our second hour, Canada just had an election, which might come as a shock to Americans who assume that all national elections last two years. Canada does it in about two months. It appears that Justin Trudeau will keep his job, but his rather early call for an election was a risky bet that nearly blew up. We discuss how the Canadian system works; what this election means; and how the Canadian system differs from the American system. Our guests:

  • Craig Needles, reporter and podcast host with Blackburn News in London, Ontario
  • Chris Hannay, independent business reporter for the Globe and MailĀ 
  • David Andreatta, editor of CITY Magazine