111 episodes

Hi! My name is George Tsantrizos.
​From 2007-2018, I spent the better part of my life working as a political advisor, often referred to as the backstage of politics. The endless hours of a non-existent schedule; the media, community and government relations; the time away from home; the multiple campaign trails; the hurrays and the boos; the compliments and criticisms; all that and much more were just part of the deal.
​Why do it you say?
For the absolute privilege of working with individuals that ceaselessly demonstrated their profound and remarkable desire to contribute to society.
​Here's where I surprise you...
Many of those individuals had absolutely nothing to do with the political class. They were community organizers and leaders, businessmen and businesswomen, influencers, volunteers, inspirational men and women.
​Here's the irony...
We depended on them as much, if not more, as they depended on us.
And the conversations! I think I'll miss those the most!
So I figured after all these years, perhaps there's a way to keep those going and share them with you all.
Welcome to The Backstage!
Hope you enjoy the conversations!

The Backstage Podcast PODMTL; George Tsantrizos

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Hi! My name is George Tsantrizos.
​From 2007-2018, I spent the better part of my life working as a political advisor, often referred to as the backstage of politics. The endless hours of a non-existent schedule; the media, community and government relations; the time away from home; the multiple campaign trails; the hurrays and the boos; the compliments and criticisms; all that and much more were just part of the deal.
​Why do it you say?
For the absolute privilege of working with individuals that ceaselessly demonstrated their profound and remarkable desire to contribute to society.
​Here's where I surprise you...
Many of those individuals had absolutely nothing to do with the political class. They were community organizers and leaders, businessmen and businesswomen, influencers, volunteers, inspirational men and women.
​Here's the irony...
We depended on them as much, if not more, as they depended on us.
And the conversations! I think I'll miss those the most!
So I figured after all these years, perhaps there's a way to keep those going and share them with you all.
Welcome to The Backstage!
Hope you enjoy the conversations!

    Episode #77 - Landslide Victory For The PQ & Nonsense From François Legault

    Episode #77 - Landslide Victory For The PQ & Nonsense From François Legault

    On this episode we go over the incredible by-election victory of the PQ in the Jean-Talon riding and the immediate nonsense from Premier François Legault!

    • 25 min
    Episode #76 - A Nazi In The House Of Commons: The Embarrassment That Is Justin Trudeau

    Episode #76 - A Nazi In The House Of Commons: The Embarrassment That Is Justin Trudeau

    On this episode, we go over the unthinkable that happened in the House of Commons during the official visit of Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, to Canada. We go over the details of the sheer humiliation for which Justin Trudeau refuses any responsibility.

    • 34 min
    Episode #75 - Important Riding Up For Grabs In Quebec By-Election

    Episode #75 - Important Riding Up For Grabs In Quebec By-Election

    It's official! The by-election in Dominique Anglade's old riding has been launched! On this episode we go over some of the candidates, the reasons why this by-election matters, some strategy and much more.

    • 28 min
    Episode #74 - Alexandre Ramacieri

    Episode #74 - Alexandre Ramacieri

    We’re back with the very first episode of the year and I couldn’t ask for anyone better! It’s not every day a Cabinet Minister’s Chief of Staff can find some free time for a chat! Alexandre Ramacieri is an old friend with significant political knowledge and experience! He’s currently at the head of one of the more important departments as Chief of Staff to Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economy, Innovation and Energy and Minister Responsible for Regional Economic Development. We talk about how we met, his early involvement in politics, what it’s like behind the scenes as one of the senior-most staffers on the Hill and much more!
    Enjoy this conversation!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode #73 - PQ: "We Are The Champions"

    Episode #73 - PQ: "We Are The Champions"

    On this episode, the PQ's "big risk, big reward" approach worked and they got what they've always wanted in just two short weeks, while not even sitting in the National Assembly! Will Quebec's leadership on distancing itself further away from the monarchy spill over into the federal Parliament?

    • 18 min
    Episode #72 - Éric Duhaime At The National Assembly: Yes Or No?

    Episode #72 - Éric Duhaime At The National Assembly: Yes Or No?

    On this episode, I really need your help! Do you think that Quebec Conservative Party leader, Éric Duhaime, should get what he's been asking for? Should he have a place in the National Assembly despite not getting anyone elected from this party? Seriously, let me know what you think!

    • 24 min

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