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Spur Halifax: Post-Truth Politics
Sat, 29 October 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ADT
Fact-based politicking is dead. Donald Trump’s presidential bid has all but established this fact. Relying on bombastic soundbites, dubious facts, flippant insults and emotional button-pushing, his campaign has evolved from an unsettling joke to a strong candidacy (though it may well settle back the other way again). Spur asks: why are people so angry? How did expertise become a dirty word? Where did truth go to die? And what is the future for political and civic participation here in Canada, and around the world?
With Lezlie Lowe, freelance writer and journalist; Mark Coffin, Springtide Collective Founder and others to be announces. The conversation will be moderated by Sarah Young of National PR.