ALBERTA VOTES 2008

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February 1, 2008 | 04:13 PM

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Theresa Carey (Gibbons_AB) wrote:

I concur in the view that voting information has been very poor, with virtually no information on advance polling locations.

I have had direct contact with the Green Party candidate however, so I know she is out talking to people. I have not heard a thing from any of the other party's candidates.

Posted February 29, 2008 12:17 PM

John (Waskatenau_AB) wrote:

I personally would like to see an end to the attack ads both by the parties and outside agencies. I would like to see public forums in all areas of the constituency and the candidates present their platforms not what they believe the other guy did not do. These forums should be mandatory and the attack ads off limits. I watched the leaders debate on television and was very disappointed. I have seen nursery school and kindergarden children with better manners then those displayed by Taft and Mason.

Posted February 28, 2008 08:07 PM

Carol Dimitriou (BristolOaksacreagesubdivisoinSturgeon_County) wrote:

I am disgusted as noted above that we have had no notice todate (Feb.28th) on where we are to vote, our area #, nor who the candidates are for this riding (Athabasca/Redwater). As noted above, we have nothing in common with the vast area up to Athabasca and east to Redwater. Instead we are indeed more in line with St. Albert.
I hope Elections Alberta realizes this is the first time I haven't voted due to the above circumstances. And I do not intend to drive way out into the county to vote either if that is where the polling station is located.
Thank you.

Posted February 28, 2008 10:32 AM

Jennifer (Wandering_River) wrote:

I am in the absolute northern most part of this riding and we have seen very little of any of the candidates for this election. A couple of signs by PC and one Alliance and flyers in the mail by PC and NDP.

I do not think that any of the candidates are seriuos about meeting the constituents.

Posted February 28, 2008 09:56 AM

Jim Crane (Athabasca) wrote:

I think it's rather pathetic that there's no candidates forums going on. Granted, there was one in Smoky Lake, but I couldn't make it out, and according to the Athabasca Advocate, it was a gong show.

We have a Liberal candidate who refuses to go to forums because he didn't take a leave of absence from his day job to campaign. And we have a Tory candidate who refuses to go to forums because, in his words, "He doesn't want people to have to come to him...he wants to go to them."

And the other three are left holding the bag.

Posted February 27, 2008 11:20 AM

Theresa Carey (Gibbons) wrote:

That is very disappointing. I really want to attend a candidates forum, with every party represented. It's hard to believe someone would run for election and then not show up for the debate.

Posted February 14, 2008 06:46 PM

Lowell Riemer (Sturgeon_Valley) wrote:

Somehow, the Sturgeon Valley acreage developments have been lumped in with the vast rural riding of Athabasca-Redwater. We have far more in common geographically and regarding issues, with St. Albert (we are about 3 minutes drive from St. Albert). Be that as it may....I made a call to the PC candidate's office (Jeff Johnson) to find out when and where pre-election debates and forums would be held. I was informed that they had tentatively scheduled meetings in Redwater and Athabasca(one to two hours drive from here)....but alas, the liberal candidate, Bill Bonko, had declined to come due to issues with work. Therefore, we have no forums scheduled. Hmmm, is he really interested in being elected here or what?

Posted February 13, 2008 02:21 PM

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