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NDP candidate supports agriculture

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Richmond News

In the interests of equal space for all the candidates in my local constituency (erm, “riding”) here is a news piece about the selection of the NDP candidate.

It is not without controversy, but that is not really of much interest to anyone but NDP insiders. They have chosen a local (good) woman (to meet their self imposed quota) who cares about the ALR and power lines. As a recent immigrant herself she is also well informed about the shameful treatment they get once they arrive in Canada. Since the NDP polled 15% of the vote here last time she stands no chance at all. But I would hope that she will feature the SFPR and the port expansion somewhere in her campaign, because the federal government can and should stop both these useless and damaging projects.

I will of course be voting for the Green party’s Matthew Laine.

Written by Stephen Rees

September 23, 2008 at 12:30 pm

Posted in politics

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  1. Two birds with one stone eh.

    I will not vote for the NDP for specifically that reason. As a man I feel very discriminated against, and isn’t that what the NDP was trying to prevent?

    Cutting off one end of the blanket and sewing it on the other…


    September 23, 2008 at 1:09 pm

  2. Sarah Palin seems to have proven that simply being a woman is not enough to qualify anyone as a candidate for any political office. I do not feel discriminated against because I have no intention of running for office (I have skinny dipped, I have not smoked pot). Competence should be the only criterion – not gender or colour of skin, not age or place of birth, and certainly not religion (I am an atheist)

    Stephen Rees

    September 23, 2008 at 1:13 pm

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