Sudbury.com and Rogers Radio teamed up this month for a new election video series we're calling Pints & Politics.
The idea was simple: to get to know the candidates in a new way. Election interviews often come across very stiff and scripted as candidates struggle to portray a certain image.
We wanted to meet the candidates in a neutral location, over beer, and hope that the person behind the candidate came to the fore. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't, but we had a lot of fun getting to know them.
In a kind of good cop, bad cop routine, Sudbury.com editor Mark Gentili asked more serious, policy-driven questions, while Nick Liard, news director for 92.7 Rock and KiSS 105.3, asked lighter questions aimed at getting at the candidates' personalities.
All the videos we filmed are below as well as podcasts for each. Not all candidates were able to make themselves available.
Special thank you to the Taphouse for their hospitality.