Tag Archives: Election 2008

Ask candidates about their plan

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Printed in the Guardian, Eastern Graphic and West Prince Graphic.

STEPHEN PATE
P.E.I. Disability Alert, Charlottetown
Wednesday October 8th, 2008
Editor:

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

NDP, Green and Liberal candidates to improve lives of disabled, Consevatives silent

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.

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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

Conservatives, NDP have no response on disablities in Election…yet

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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