On September 22nd, 2008 I sent this to the local Liberal Candidate:
Good Day Ms. Gauthier,
I live in your riding and would like more information about your stance on Personal Freedom, Government Transparency, Nuclear Power, Culture and Entertainment, Unions and International Trade.
Thanks for your time,
Straight forward and simple, I was looking for responses from the three Candidates in my riding who most closely resembeled my political leanings. The Candidates from the Green and NDP parties replied. Daniel O’Neail’s Green Party most closely resembles the majority of my Political Leanings (save their enviornmental stance, which I do not agree with) but Irene Mathyssen presented a more comprehensive and nuanced stance for the NDP. The Liberal Candidate has yet to reply and with just a few short days left, they have made my decision all the easier, as my arbitrary timer has lapsed and I won’t vote Liberal now, simply over a local matter. Stephan Dion’s “Democrat Light” approach to the Tories notwithstanding.
It falls to Jack Layton and Elizabeth May now to form an effective opposition to the Tories. I’ll be watching.
I am afraid I do not currently have a website of my own, it is under construction. On the other hand my personal views on many subjects are public knowledge, and far better documented than any other local candidate as I have been writing a weekly column for Londontopic.ca
for the last year.
If you have further questions please come out to one of the debates or email me and I will answer whatever questions you may have.
The ECOspective articles are also available on facebook under the “fan of Daniel O’Neail” page.
Regards and best wishes
Kevin’s Note: Links added to text to make it easier to follow.
In the interest of brevity; I’m going to poke at Mr. O’Neail’s responses here
I’m at a loss here; what is the “Zen Car”? A google search turned up Zero front-page results on the matter and I might get myself pushed to the front page if I go on about the “Zen Car” in this post enough times. So I’ll avoid it. Mr. O’Neail mentions the Zen Car as a the type of export that Canada should focus on, but I can’t seem to find anything about it online. That’s not a substantive point if one can’t really learn anything about it online.
On the health care front, Mr. O’Neail is in line with the Greens, pointing out that preventative measures mean more than simple repair.
Mr. O’Neail also espouses local ownership of production facilities and resources. Something I can strongly agree with.
I don’t see anything about international relations, unions, personal freedom or nuclear power there. Oh Well.
Watch for more responses in the future