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P.E.I. Disability Alert, Charlottetown
Wednesday October 8th, 2008
The Green Party, Liberals and NDP would improve the lives of Islanders and Canadians with disabilities if elected on Oct. 14. We contacted all Island candidates for a local response. The Conservative Party did not reply.
It’s my understanding local Conservative candidates were told by the Prime Minister’s Office not to respond on campaign issues. Stephen Harper likes to control the media. Continue reading
The Green Party, Liberals and NDP would improve the lives of Islanders and Canadians with disabilities if elected on October 14th. The Conservative Party did not reply. We contacted all Island candidates for a local response.
The Conservative Party platform released on October 7th contains no new initiatives for those living with disabilities.
Apparently local Conservative candidates were told by the Prime Minister’s office not to respond on campaign issues. Stephen Harper likes to control the media. Tom DeBlois promised me face to face he would reply but didn’t. It appears the Conservatives plan nothing of substance to improve the lives of Islanders and their families living with disabilities after the Election. Continue reading
Brian Pollard, NDP candidate
The NDP have provided an excellent response, if I’m allowed to editorialize, that address the questions comprehensively.
For the details, please visit our sister site for the Election coverage. NDP reply on Election 08 disability issues
Conservatives and NDP are no-shows
We heard back from the Green Party and the Liberal Party candidates in Election 2008. A chart of their responses is above.
There have been no responses from the Conservative Party and the NDP.
Rumour on the Conservatives is the candidates are on a short leash and not allowed to speak. I met Tom DeBlois at the Farmer’s Market and he pretended he never got my email. Shame Tom – aren’t you modern?
The NDP appear disorganized. Again at the Farmer’s Market, Brian Pollard admitted pondering a reply that hadn’t happened.
22,000 Islanders with disabilities, their families and caregivers deserve a reply.
Detailed candidate responses are at Election Canada 2008 Disability
There is a new site discussing election issues for Canadians with disabilities
Election Canada 08 – Disability
We’ve asked the politicians what they will do for Canadians with disabilties.
The Green Party has already sent an impressive reply.
Check it out.