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February 1, 2008 | 04:26 PM

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Steve (Calgary) wrote:

A couple of people have talked about corruption in my riding, which I think is making people view the PC party badly. It is interesting to note that the riding association has an argument with the PC party over finances and is supporting Leech, the independent. Some of Leech's volunteers have been represnting him as the person appointed by the PC part in the riding, which is false. Also some of his signs look alot like Pham's old campaign signs with a new coat of paint and Pham has left the PC fold. I think if you are voting for change stay away from Leech because I think he is just playing more games. Having met Bhullar when he came to my door I think he is a good guy and is going to fight to do what is right for our area and I am voting for him.

Posted February 29, 2008 01:50 PM

Paul D (Calgary) wrote:

After finally going through all of the candidates I have decided on Mr. Bhullar. He was the only candidate that actually returned my phone call and personally came to my door step. I had called the Independent candidate Mr. Leech, but I never heard back and no one in his office could answer any of my concerns. The first being why he was allowing his volunteers to falsely represent him as the candidate "who was officially appointed by the PC party as the Progressive Conservative candidate", the second -- how does he propose he is going to ensure affordable housing in Calgary?, and third -- he promises "no provincial sales tax" - hmm last I checked Alberta doesn't have a provincial sales tax and there are no future plans to implement one, so what exactly does he mean?
Mr. Said - the Wild Rose Alliance doesn't have a stable enough mandate to garner my support.

Posted February 25, 2008 03:51 PM

Brett (Calgary) wrote:

I believe the independent Ron Leech would represent this riding the best. He has the best platform out of all the candidates, and has really gotten out in the neighbourhood. This riding is wide open in my mind since there's going to be a change reguardless who wins. Ron Leech would be a refreshing change from Hung Pham since I don't think he really made his voice known. An honest, hard-working MLA is needed in this riding for what has happenend in the past. From the controversy involving Hung Pham's departure, and Ed Stelmach not allowing Ron Leech run as an PC. Ron also has strong endorcement from former ward 10 alderman Ray Clark as well. I'm making my mark for Ron Leech.

Posted February 25, 2008 11:58 AM

Capri (Monterey_Park) wrote:

I have been a Progressive Conservative for 25 years now and I have never been more impressed than by the new candidate they have running - Manmeet Bhullar. He is passionate about the Conservative mission and more importantly he is passionate about this riding and wanting to implement positive change in the riding. The change that Bhullar proposes is of great importance and betterment for the community. He was a refreshing welcome at my doorstep on the weekend and I was thoroughly impressed by his knowledge and vision for the riding.

Posted February 25, 2008 10:31 AM

Anne (Calgary) wrote:

Michael Embaie is by far the most qualified candidate in this riding. Too bad, the Liberals do not seem to have enough resources to run an effective campaign.

Posted February 21, 2008 07:59 PM

Sarah (Calgary) wrote:

Corruption has seemed to plauge this riding for many years, but the end of it is near, and I for one, am very pleased with the new PC candidate. I have been fed up with the politics in this area for a long time, especially with all of the corruption surrounding Hung Pham. The PCs have made the right decision by rejecting a candidate that was not nominated properly, and appointing someone that actually has experience to represent our riding. It is the one thing that has kept me supporting the PC Party - they finally have decided to put an end to the corruption, and follow party rules.

Posted February 18, 2008 11:16 PM

lisa (calgary) wrote:

I am so fed up with conservatives ruling Alberta. Think about it, we've had non-stop conservative governments since 1935 (Socreds and PCs). Our electoral system (constituency based first-past-the-post) does not include proportional representation so that in the last Alberta election the Liberals received 29% of the votes which translated into 19% of the seats while the PCs got 44% of the votes which translated into 73% of the seats. This so-called 'majority' that assumes to speak on behalf of Albertans is nothing more than a comfortably entrenched minority that is able to take advantage of the deficiencies in our electoral system. And because we don't have fixed election dates the government of the day (which spends very few weeks per year in session) announces random reckless spending that hasn't been presented in the legislature in order to buy votes. Think about it, do we want our province governed this way---with no plan? For a good view of what's happening in our legislature, go to and watch Ed Stelmach and other PC MLAs respond to questioning.

Posted February 12, 2008 11:18 PM

Bill (Calgary) wrote:

I don't understand why the local committee is not supporting this guy. He's obviously well qualified and destined to be included in PC rank and file.

Posted February 12, 2008 12:17 PM

Ryan (Abbeydale_NE_Calgary) wrote:

I'm a long time conservative, but have no intentions of voting for the PC party this time! Way to much corruption in this area!

Posted February 11, 2008 03:19 PM

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