I totally fail.
Or somebody does.
I was hunting everywhere last week and over the weekend to try to figure out when the stupid all-candidates meeting was for my riding. I figured people just haven’t gotten around to organizing it yet and it would emerge in due course. Then I got a couple items in the feed this morning telling me that the damn thing was yesterday. Poop.
(I also missed my chance to pick up the Sontaran Stratem Set yesterday, not that that’s terribly relevant to the discussion. Epic fail all ’round for me, though).
From the reports, though, I probably wouldn’t have got a seat, which means Ellen and I almost certainly wouldn’t have been able to stay. This sounds like a shoddy, half-assed excuse for a democratic exercise if you ask me.
Even if a candidate knocked on my door, I almost certainly wouldn’t be there. Those things are useless to me. I need stuff like these meetings to figure out who these people are to make any sort of useful decision.
Video from the event, though, will be broadcast on Rogers TV over the next week, if I can figure out how to see it without cable TV.
If you happen to live in one of the other ridings in the region, your meeting is upcoming. Check the Rogers site for dates and times.
Maybe there’ll be another meeting (probably revolving around some special interest or other) in the coming weeks.