UPDATE (Oct 17): While the Green Party thinks it’s futile to vote strategically, the Liberals want to convince you that’s not the case. Here’s an ad posted to Twitter on Saturday morning by the Chris Rodgers campaign.
Green candidate Deborah Coyne says there’s no point in voting strategically in Carleton because Conservative Pierre Poilievre will be heading back to the House of Commons “no matter what”.
Several of Conservative candidate Pierre Poilievre’s signs were damaged along Stittsville Main Street on Saturday night.
It is an offence to remove or damage official election signs. People found damaging or removing signs can face charges under the Criminal Code.
According the Canada Elections Act, “No person shall prevent or impair the transmission to the public of an election advertising message without the consent of a person with authority to authorize its transmission.”
EDITOR’S NOTE: We’ve been publishing short Q&A’s with each candidate. We want to give our readers some background about each person and what motivates them to run for office. In our final Q&A, we meet Conservative candidate Pierre Poilievre.
Do you live in the riding? What neighbourhood?
Yes, I reside in Greely.
Why are you running in this election? I’m running in this election because I believe that with the world economy in turmoil, our Conservative Party offers a low-tax, balanced budget plan to protect Canada and help people in Stittsville and across Canada get ahead.
You’ve been out knocking on doors and meeting people in the community – what would you say are the top three issues with Stittsville voters? I’ve knocked on thousands of doors in Stittsville and I’ve been hearing that people want us to keep taxes low, maintain a balanced budget and protect the country from terrorist threats.
If elected, what do you hope to accomplish during your term as MP for Carleton?
If elected, we will continue to keep taxes low for Stittsville families and local businesses.
Who is your political hero or role model? Why? Winston Churchill
What’s the biggest challenge about campaigning in Carleton? It has been a pleasure to get out to all parts of this new riding to meet voters on their own doorsteps.
In the past you’ve taken on some major responsibilities and high-profile positions with the government. How will you ensure that you have the time to effectively represent constituents in Carleton? One of the best things about being a local Ottawa MP is that you never have to leave home. Besides attending riding events on evenings and weekends, I host monthly constituency days where I book full days of meetings with constituents to discuss their issues and priorities.
You can find all of StittsvilleCentral.ca’s election coverage here We’re also working on a questionnaire for the candidates. If there’s a question you’d like answered, please send it along to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Richmond Village Association is holding an all-candidates Q&A on Wednesday, September 2. The event takes place at the Dining Hall next to the Arena in Richmond at 6107 Perth Street from 7:00pm-9:30pm.
Here in our neighbourhood, the Stittsville Village Association is also planning a candidate event before election day on October 19.
Stittsville and Richmond are part of the new riding of Carleton.
When Stittsville residents vote in the federal election on October 19, we’ll be part of the newly-created riding called Carleton, instead of our old riding of Carleton-Mississippi Mills.
It’s all part of a re-organization of federal ridings in Canada that will see the number of elected MPs increase by from 308 to 338. Ontario will have 121 of those seats, up by 15 from the last election. Continue reading →