Meet the Canadidates – Applegrove – March 1, 2012 – 7:00 p.m.

On March 1, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. you are encouraged  to meet the Toronto Danforth candidates at Applegrove Community Complex:

60 Woodfield Road.

The poster  advertising the meeting is  below.


Meet Neil Sinclair – the moderator or should we  see “Master of  Ceremonies”. Neil  was a superb candidate in Ward 32 in the 2012 Municipal  Election.  We have found that Municipal Candidates make very good moderators. In the past both Liz West (Ward 30 candidate) and Jennifer Wood (Ward 29 candidate) have moderated our debates. Meet Neil  in the following video.

The information from the organizers is as follows:

Applegrove’s All Candidates Meeting is less than a week away, and I am following up with the candidates registered on the Elections Canada website as of Feb. 24.  We are looking forward to meeting you all on March 1.  The Moderator will be Neil Sinclair, the Vice-Chair of Applegrove’s Board, whom you may remember as a candidate for Ward 32 in the last municipal election.


Each candidate will have the opportunity for a 3 minute opening statement.  As Applegrove is a community-based organization with an emphasis on programs for children, we are requesting that your opening statement describe how you and your party will support children’s services in local communities.


Our meeting will be in the gym of the Duke of Connaught School.  There will be a speakers table on the stage with shared microphones. 


I have attached a revised version of the Agenda and Rules – please note the last page which outlines procedures for candidates.  The procedures include the following:


A.      Only Toronto-Danforth candidates on the Elections Canada list as of February 29, 2012, will be at the speakers’ table.


B.     There will be a chair and a name plate at the speakers table for all Toronto-Danforth candidates on the Elections Canada list as of February 29, 2012, whether or not they have confirmed their attendance.


C.     After the draw for speaking order, the name plates will be put on the speakers table to show the speaking order.


D.     Debate among candidates will be discouraged. 


E.     There is no space for signs, posters or banners.  We ask candidates to refrain from posting their materials in the school or community centre.


F.      To minimize waste paper, we ask that candidates do not distribute their information on each audience chair.  Instead, each candidate will have an information table (about 1 meter square) which will allow audience members to pick up only the information they want.


G.     The timer will have signs to show 30 seconds remaining, 10 seconds, and 0 seconds.  In the interest of fairness, candidates are asked to respect the time limits.


H.     Candidate 1 will have the first opening statement, followed by candidate 2, 3, 4, etc.


I.         For questions asked of multiple candidates

  • ·         for the first question, candidate 1 will answer first, followed by 2, 3, 4, etc.
  • ·         for the next question, candidate 2 will answer first, followed by 3, 4, etc, and ending with candidate 1.
  • ·         similarly for subsequent questions, with the first speaker moving through the speaking order.


J.       Candidate 1 will make the first closing statement, followed by candidate 2, 3, 4, etc.


K.     Candidates or their representatives should take all their remaining information at the end of the evening.


One thought on “Meet the Canadidates – Applegrove – March 1, 2012 – 7:00 p.m.”

  1. Jct: You don’t make provision for what has caused trouble before, that is when a question is asked of one candidate. All candidates should have the right of reply and trust they’re not stupid enough to speak when the question is so personal there is no need. But all must have the right to respond or I leave the stage and pass out my info while I’m not allowed to participate and return when I am. St. Paul’s mob scene from byelection debate So let everyone respond to every question and there’ll no need for protest at exclusion from a master protestor.

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