An Interview with “The Candidate” – Noah Richler

I feel like “no political experience, little money, and only the slimmest chance of winning” describes the majority of NDP election campaigns.

Noah Richler’s improbable Toronto – St. Paul’s run in the 2015 federal election is self-described as just that in his book, “The Candidate: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail”.

In it, Richler details the 2015 election, beginning with his initial interest in formal politics, the party-politicking of declaring your candidacy, the inner-workings of an on-the-ground election campaign, election day itself, and the brutal aftermath of electoral defeat.

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