Federal Election 2011

Candidate List Nears Finalization

By Ryan McGreal
Published April 12, 2011

Tomorrow, once the registered candidate list is finalized on the Elections Canada website (execrable as it is), we will begin sending our RTH campaign questions to the candidates.

Here is the list of questions, inspired in large part by the responses to our earlier call for suggestions:

Note: Some of the listed candidates on the RTH Elections site are currently missing contact information. If you have websites, email addresses or other info for any candidate, please email it to me or post it below in the comments.

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan wrote a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. His articles have also been published in The Walrus, HuffPost and Behind the Numbers. He maintains a personal website, has been known to share passing thoughts on Twitter and Facebook, and posts the occasional cat photo on Instagram.


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By SpaceMonkey (registered) | Posted April 12, 2011 at 23:26:13

Looks like a good list of questions Ryan.

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By rednic (registered) | Posted April 13, 2011 at 10:31:22

not be a nitpicker or troll but ... can you add a question regarding randles reef ... the great lakes are federal responsibility and it is the biggest 'mess' in the area.

please and thank you ....

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By mrgrande (registered) | Posted April 13, 2011 at 10:44:54

Anthony Giles: anthonygiles1976@gmail.com (From http://www.libertarian.ca/english/libert... Google has his website listed as the first result, but it doesn't seem to work.

Greg Pattinson, another Libertarian, can be contacted at greg.pattinson@yahoo.ca

Bryan Jongbloed, CHP, has a website now. No email address, but there is a Contact Us form.

Sid Frere has a page on the Green's website, and an email address, sidley.frere@greenparty.ca.

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By Mogadon Megalodon (anonymous) | Posted April 14, 2011 at 09:02:34

"It does not appear the Green Party has a candidate in Hamilton Centre.

The party is blaming returning officer Jim Winn for the situation, but it doesn’t appear to have any avenue of appeal. Elections Canada spokesperson Nathalie Demontigny said Wednesday night the agency can investigate if there is a problem with a candidate being left off a riding list, but admitted a returning officer has the final say."


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By Briar Pipe (anonymous) | Posted April 14, 2011 at 15:05:26

April 14, 2011
Via eMail

The Hamilton Spectator
44 Frid Street, HAMILTON, Ontario L8N 3G3

Dear Editor,

Re: Odious to Everyone.

Why, as an Officially Nominated Candidate for Hamilton Centre, am being excluded on the Spectator “CANADA VOTES” Section?

And why does the Hamilton Spectator post and identify Karen Burson as the Green Party Candidate for Hamilton Centre when Elections Canada hasn’t confirmed her Nomination?

After writing to you yesterday, then visiting “Canada Votes” this morning, I couldn’t believe that you had still excluded me from the Listings. Then checking Elections Canada web site http://www.elections.ca/scripts/pss/candidates.aspx?L=e&ED=35031&EV=34&EV_TYPE=1&PC=L8L6E4&Prov=&ProvID=&MapID=&QID=8&PageID=17&TPageID= I was even more surprised to find that you were still listing the Greens when there was no Nominated Candidate in Hamilton Centre and yet, you still excluded myself and the Marijuana Party as Candidates for Hamilton Centre in your paper.

I would call that discriminatory journalism and would think, would be odious to everyone!

Be well and prosper,

In peace, bless us all

Reverend Brother Michael J. Baldasaro
Marijuana Party Candidate for Hamilton Centre


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By TB (registered) - website | Posted April 14, 2011 at 19:24:57

If possible, please add this question:

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage has recommended that CBC's annual parliamentary grant be raised from $33 per Canadian to $40. Will you support this recommendation?

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