Monday, 25 April 2011

57 Conservative Candidates Currently Skipping Debates

Either this is a brazen contempt for voters or an attempt to hide an embarrassing ineptitude at public speaking – neither of which is the hallmark of a suitable candidate. One Conservative candidate, Jilian Saweczko said she could not attend due to "planned emergencies".  Kind of reminiscent of "unreported crimes"?




Candidates who have missed debates (57 CPC, 5 NDP, 4 Bloc, 1 Lib): 
(Click on names to link to articles)

Alberta

- Jason Kenney (CPC) - Calgary South East
- Stephen Harper (CPC) - Calgary South West
- Peter Goldring (CPC) - Edmonton East
- Laurie Hawn (CPC) - Edmonton Centre
- LaVar Payne (CPC) - Medicine Hat

Ontario

- Julian Fantino (CPC) - Vaughan
- Peter Kent (CPC) - Thornhill
- Aijaz Naqvi (NDP) - Mississauga-Streetsville
- Terence Young (CPC) - Oakville
- Susan Truppe (CPC) - London-North Centre
- Diane Finley (CPC) - Haldimand—Norfolk
- Royal Galipeau (CPC) - Ottawa-Orléans
- Theresa Rodrigues (CPC) - Davenport
- Leanna Villella (CPC) - Welland
- Kevin Moore (CPC) - Toronto Centre
- Elie Salibi (CPC) - Ottawa South
- Pierre Lemieux (CPC) - Glengarry-Prescott-Russell
- Terry Anderson (CPC) - Hamilton Mountain
- Marty Burke (CPC) - Guelph
- James McLaren (NDP) - Ottawa South
- Ed Holder (CPC) - London West
- Patrick Brown (CPC) - Barrie
- Chris Alexander (CPC) - Ajax-Pickering
- Larry Miller (CPC) - Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound
- Corneliu Chisu (CPC) - Pickering-Scarborough East
- Fred Slade (CPC) - Sudbury
- Damian Konstantinakos (CPC) - Ottawa Centre
- Phil McColeman (CPC) - Brant
- Jilian Saweczko (CPC) - York-South-Weston
- Dave Van Kesteren (CPC) - Chatham-Kent-Essex
- Dr. Marie Bountrogianni (LIB) - Hamilton-Mountain
- Terry Anderson (CPC) - Hamilton-Mountain
- Bev Shipley (CPC) - Lambton-Kent Essex
- Kassandra Bidarain (NDP) - Aurora-Newmarket

Manitoba

- Wally Daudrich (CPC) - Churchill
- Rod Bruinooge (CPC) - Winnipeg South
- Bev Pitura (CPC) - Winnipeg Centre

New Brunswick

- Rodney Weston (CPC) - Saint John
- Robert Goguen (CPC) - Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe

British Columbia

- Dona Cadman (CPC) - Surrey North
- John Koury (CPC) - Nanaimo-Cowichan
- John Duncan (CPC) - Vancouver Island North
- Jennifer Clarke (CPC) - Vancouver Centre
- Ronald Leung (CPC) - Burnaby-Douglas

Nova Scotia

- Gerald Keddy (CPC) - South Shore-St. Margaret's

Saskatchewan

- Randy Hoback (CPC) - Prince Albert

Northwest Territories

- Sandy Lee (CPC) - Western Arctic

Quebec

- Daniel Petit (CPC) - Charlesbourg-Haute-Saint-Charles
- Sylvie Boucher (CPC) - Beauport-Limoilou
- Claude Pilote (Bloc) - Roberval-Lac-Saint-Jean
- Roger Pomerleau (Bloc) - Drummond
- Richard Côté (Bloc) - Portneuf-Jacques-Cartier
- Nicolas Dufour (Bloc) - Repentigny
- Nancy Brassard-Fortin (CPC) - Hull-Aylmer (Missed 3 debates in 3 days!)
- Isabelle Maguire (NDP) - Richmond-Arthabaska
- Ruth Ellen Brosseau (NDP) - Berthier-Maskinonge

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