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”.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Carleton’s four federal election candidates visited Sacred Heart High School on Wednesday to present their platform and answer questions from students. Grade 12 student Connor Boudreau was there and wrote up this report, and shared some photos with us as well. This article is also being published on 960 News.)
The four candidates spent a half hour introducing themselves and presenting their party platforms before a half hour question period commenced. The event took place in the library and was organised by Sacred Heart teacher Roland Cardinal, as a tie-in to the student vote, a national program where students in high schools can cast votes in municipal, provincial and federal elections (the votes are intended for informational purposes and don’t actually count). Continue reading →
Carleton Liberal candidate Chris Rodgers has received campaign endorsements from two former Nepean-Carleton candidates.
In a press release earlier this week, Rodgers’ team announced that former NDP candidate Phil Brown and former Green candidate Lori Gadzala are serving as honourary campaign co-chairs for Rodgers’ campaign.
Brown was the NDP candidate in Nepean Carleton in 2004 and 2008, and Lori Gadzala ran for the Green party in that riding in 2006 and 2008. They both ran against Pierre Poilievre in those elections.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Over the next few days we’ll be publishing Q&A’s with each candidate in Carleton. We wanted to give our readers a bit of background about each person and what motivates them to run for office. First up is the Liberal candidate, Chris Rodgers.
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 email@example.com
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 →
(Press release from the Chris Rodgers campaign team.)
Federal Liberal candidate Chris Rodgers led a group of supporters on Stittsville Main Street this past Sunday as they participated in the Tim Horton’s Cleaning the Capital campaign. Conspicuous in their Liberal-red attire, the troupe filled numerous bags with the garbage strewn along Stittsville Main Street.
Most of the items collected were discarded drink containers and cigarette butts.
Stittsville is part the new riding of Carleton where Rodgers will run in the 2015 federal election.
(Photo and press release from the Carleton Federal Liberal Association.)
Members of the Carleton Federal Liberal Association elected Chris Rodgers as their candidate for the next federal election, expected this October. Hundreds of local Liberals attended the nomination meeting on Saturday at South Carleton High School in Richmond.
Chris Rodgers will stand for election in the newly formed riding of Carleton that encompasses Stittsville, North Gower, Kars, Manotick, Vernon, Metcalfe, Findlay Creek, and Riverside South.
With a diverse background, Chris brings a new and enlightened view to his role in politics. His story blends strong rural roots with international exposure and expertise. Chris earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Laurentian University in 2003, a master’s degree from McGill University in 2005 and more recently, a bachelor of education from the University of Ottawa. His work experience ranges from five years in the funeral business to nearly a decade in the public service as a policy and research analyst. He is bilingual and well-versed in a wide range of policy areas. He lives in Kars with his wife Jenny and their new son.
Over the years, Chris has been involved with a number of community organizations, is active in his church and is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Manotick. He keeps active by playing hockey, softball, and golf. Chris is also a performing singer and musician.
You can meet Chris at our Politics in the Pub gathering this Thursday at 7pm upstairs at the Mill Tavern, 5544 Manotick Main Street.