The tables were full of people, and full of delicious free organic food too, at the Eat Think Vote forum for candidates this evening at the Core Ritchie hall. (The event had to wrap up at 8:30 for floor hockey at 9pm.)
After, I got to speak briefly with Della Anaquod of the Liberals, Ralph Goodale (Lib), Tamela Friesen (Green), and Erin Weir (NDP). There was a Libertarian candidate there, and others of each party except the Conservatives. It’s so disrespectful of the Conservative candidates to shun non-partisan campaign events such as this one, which help raise the level of discourse and idea-debate during an election campaign.
I asked Della why she didn’t speak with Ralph, and she said that in 8 minutes it was thought Ralph would be able to get across the Liberal’s points the best. The NDP used this strategy too. The three Greens all spoke well though in their allotted time.
Next political campaign event that you should plan to attend in Regina is Sept 29th: