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Didn't this happen last year?

UPDATE: Bob Jonkman kindly agreed to record upcoming all-candidates meetings on the Fair Vote Canada website: http://www.fairvote.ca/en/WaterlooRegion#All-Candidates_Debates . You can refer others to that page for update info; I will not be updating this page.

So in addition to getting arrested and charged for theft under $5000 today (sigh. No I didn't do it, and I am unarrested now), I discovered that the Record had its Kitchener-Waterloo debate yesterday. And guess where they held it? That's right! RIM Park -- a (partially lit?) jaunty 1km walk from the closest bus stop.

What's different from last year is that the Record has not bothered posting any of its all-candidates meetings to its website. Thanks for the community service!

Here are the debates I know about, all gathered from Green party websites, because only the Greens (and NDP for one debate) seem to care about publicizing debates on their websites. (Feel free to correct me if you want. I looked for an hour and couldn't find anything as of tonight.)


From http://www.votecathy.ca/content/upcoming-all-candidates-debates

  • Mon Sept 29, 7pm, WLU Social Work campus, 120 Duke St E.

  • Thurs October 2nd, 2-5pm, St. John's Kitchen, 97 Victoria St. North (sponsored by the Social Planning Council)


From http://www.freewebs.com/kitchener-conestogagreens/events.htm

  • Tues Sept 30, 6:30pm, St. Agatha Community Centre, 1793 Erb St W

  • Thurs Oct 9, 7:00pm, New Hamburg Community Centre (Sponsored by the New Hamburg Board of Trade)

I know there are more forthcoming -- the Record has two more, and the universities usually schedule something. If you want, feel free to add a comment and I will try to keep a page (maybe not this one?) updated.

Also, three of these websites are kind of the same:

Good branding or the sign of an iron fist? You decide!

Thus ends my election coverage, unless I decide to embarrass myself further by writing more garbage.


Man, I have so much voter's remorse now that I wish I wasn't alive.

Unfortunately the story is "The Greens spoiled the Liberals and don't
deserve to be a party" rather than considering that 900K voters
managed to count for exactly nothing in this election. They didn't
even vote in high enough numbers to earn a talking point.
I'm glad I wasn't voting in K-W for this one. I'm in Carolyn Bennett's riding now (home of election terrorism!), and the blitz of "10-percenters" we got from the Conservatives here just before the call almost convinced me they thought they could win here. As it turned out, Bennett won by a 2:1 margin.

I was a bit puzzled by Telegdi's emphasis on strategic voting reported by the Cord in its story on the WLU all-candidates meeting. Apparently he knew something hardly anyone else knew (including voteforenvironment.ca). I like that Braid was the only candidate who refused to say which of the others he'd vote for if he couldn't vote for himself. So many of these new Conservatives are such lovely people....