Gleaner Community Press is interviewing Federal candidates for Trinity-Spadina and Parkdale-High Park and we are seeking questions from you (besides “why are we having another election?”).
After we have received all the questions we will then make a final selection based on diversity, relevance to the local community, and “goodness” (objectively and subjectively decided by our editorial staff), dutifully record the answers, and publish them for all to read.
Some questions will be printed in our next editions, while others may be asked at an all-candidates debate. Some will not be selected at all, but think of it as good practice for when the parties come knocking on your door. You will get full question credit. We reserve the right to edit questions for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and space.
Running in Trinity-Spadina are Rachel Barney (Green Party), Chester Brown (Libertarian) incumbent Olivia Chow (NDP), Christine Innes (Liberal), and Gin Siow (Conservative). In Parkdale-High Park incumbent Gerard Kennedy (Liberal) is facing off against former MP Peggy Nash (NDP), Sarah Newton (Green Party), Terry Parker (Marijuana Party), and Taylor Train (Conservative). Both of these ridings are expected to be fiercely competitive with close results. We are currently trying to track down other candidates, if applicable, but Elections Canada has yet to finalize their list.
If you have an inquiry for Trinity-Spadina candidates please send it to us no later than Tuesday March 29 by midnight (technically the 30th).
If you have questions for Parkdale-High Park candidates please send them no later than Monday, April 4 at the stroke of midnight (technically the 5th).
When you send the question, please include your name, (and name of organization, if you are asking the question on behalf of a group, business, etc). Feel free to submit as many questions as you like (though we will likely only publish one). Send us your questions via twitter, facebook, email, snailmail, phone or in person.
(The Gleaner is non-partisan; we do not endorse candidates, and we ask all candidates, including “fringe” candidates, the same questions.)