Radio Noon's Election Highlights - Week 2
As usual we set out on Week Two with our Monday Candidates Round Table. Here's an excerpt from the candidates tangling over the issue of scrapping the long gun registry.
You'll hear Conservative Rodolphe Husny followed by the Bloc's Thierry St-Cyr, then Marlene Jennings of the Liberals and then Jeff Itcush of the New Democrats:
Canon Alan T. Perry explained to Bernard St-Laurent why he couldn't let his Point Claire Anglican church, St Barnabas, be used for the advance polls. He says the busy Easter weekend including services and events to mark the Procession of the Cross made it impossible for the church to accommodate election officials.
Gilles Paquin of Elections Canada says Canadian law stipulates that advance polls must be held seven, nine and ten days before the vote, that religious holidays are not taken into account.
We also had another of Sally Caudwell's Election Minutes. This one looked at the election timetable, with the stress on time...
Candidate Bruno Tremblay of the Greens was in studio on Wednesday to take questions from callers, to talk about Elizabeth May's exclusion from the leaders' debate as well as other issues from taxation to jobs:
Liberal foreign affairs critic Bob Rae went 'one on one' with Bernard St-Laurent in our Radio Noon studio on Thursday. He accused the Harper government of placing Canada in the U.S. Republican world of the never-ending campaign:
Bernard St-Laurent spoke with CBC News editor David Taylor on Friday about war room strategies and why there's a 'gotcha' mentality in political party back rooms. Here's an excerpt: