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4 thoughts on “Have questions?”

  1. I don’t know about other districts, but the democratic process in the riding of Toronto-Centre has been high jacked by some of the organizations who organize debates for the candidates. Ironically they still call it an “All Candidates Debate.”

    I am running as an independent candidate in Toronto Centre. I don’t receive invitations to debates. When I attempt to contact the organizers and request that I be included, they often don’t respond to my first call, message, or e-mail. When I am finally able to connect with them, they reject my attendance – offering whatever excuses they can muster.

    When I complain about their unfair process, they treat me like a charity. They suggest that I be permitted to distribute my campaign pamphlets before or after their session. These organizers:

    – deprive the candidates; and
    – do injustice to the electorate by limiting their choices to the candidates from the mainstream Parties.

    In the last two days my request to participate in an all candidates debate has been refused by Mr. Jim Purdie of the Fair Vote Toronto Chapter, and Doug Fisher of the Cabbagetown BIA. I have left messages for TV and radio stations, and received no answer.

    An Independent Candidate has enough challenges from: finding an official agent and auditor, and collecting signatures. This is all done with extremely limited resources for promotion.

    In my opinion any organizer of all candidates debate who fails to send an invitation to all of the official candidates in their riding, is in violation of the spirit of the democratic voting process, under the Election Act. A gathering of the friends of the mainstream Parties, should be treated as a private meeting, and not as an ”All Candidates Meeting” in a Federal Election.

    Bahman

  2. I notice there is no write up about our candidate Christopher Porter on your front page? Can we offer one or would you be open to giving us the same exposure as the main stream candidates?

    Thanks Lawrence McCurry

  3. Jct: As the independent candidate whom has been cheated out of equal time in more debates than any other, get used to it. The game is fixed and the sucker voters have no clue until voting day that they had other choices. Sadly, we can’t expect them to search out the information, we can only blame the presstitute media for not getting them the whole picture. And they call Canada a democracy! Har har har. With the same old parties and never anyone new. Actually, we’d not intellectually inferior are most reporters if they actually had to cover something new. Covering the same old thing over and over is easy and makes them look smarter than they really are. After all, how bright can the media be when their toughest technical course was “Tape Recorder 101.” Har har har har har har. That’s okay, someday, historians will look at their work and especially at the new they didn’t report on.

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