Lawyer, filmmaker, would-be candidate for Conservative leader: A deep dive with Joel Etienne

Last week, Joel Etienne made headlines following his clash with the Conservative Party of Canada. Etienne, who was running to lead the party, claimed he raised the requisite $300,000 and garnered 500 signatures, but was rejected by the party regardless. After initially filing for an appeal, he dropped it and resolved the matter privately, broadly throwing his support behind the party.

In this wide-ranging interview, Etienne sits down with Rivkush for the debut of her podcast’s second season. They talk about his political ambitions, as well as his careers in the media and law; his upbringing in Moncton as the son of a refugee; and his beliefs and thoughts about the future of Judaism in Canada.

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Rivkush is hosted by Rivka Campbell. Michael Fraiman is the editor and prodcer. Our theme music is by Westside Gravy. We’re a member of The CJN Podcast Network. To learn how to support the show by subscribing to this podcast, please watch this video.