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Periodically Political - S1E7 - Amita Kuttner

Season 1, Ep. 7

In this episode, our guest is Dr. Amita Kuttner, who first ran for Parliament in 2019 and has served as Critic for Science and Innovation for the Green Party of Canada from September 2018 to February 2020. 

Dr. Kuttner also ran for the leadership of the Green Party of Canada on a platform of justice, science, and resilience. They hold a PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the University of California, Santa Cruz and currently is the co-founder of Moonlight Institute. 

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