Sept. 10, 2021

55: Senator Vern White: Look Around the Corner

55: Senator Vern White: Look Around the Corner

Senator and former police chief Vern White describes how his childhood in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, where his father worked in the coal mine, taught him the importance of community, compassion, and fairness. He tells the story of a ride-along when he was a young bartender that showed him policing isn’t just about putting the bad guys in jail, and explains why his experience with cancer ended up being the best year of his life. He also shares his initial reaction to being invited to join the Senate, why he doesn’t want to be in a room full of people who agree with him, and why once you know the right thing to do, you’re out of options. 

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