[kwlug-disc] Asking questions of candidates during the election.

Darcy Casselman dscassel at gmail.com
Fri Apr 1 12:33:43 EDT 2011


On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 12:20 PM, Russell McOrmond
<russellmcormond at gmail.com> wrote:
>  It is VERY on-topic for you to go to http://BillC32.ca/5306 , sign
> up for an account (Drupal 6 site with OpenID stuff enabled), and post
> comments.  Include the fact you live in the riding (if you do).
>
>  I will be doing everything I can to highlight techie constituents
> that have said something on this topic.

I may do just that.

> Curious if people would agree with these tweets from Matthew Skala
>
> http://twitter.com/mattskala/status/53802851654307840
> http://twitter.com/mattskala/status/53805332262174720
>
>  "@russellmcormond @peterbraid owes his incumbency to vote split by
> MacLellan of Greens - who courted #Waterloo geek vote by opposing #C32
>
>   #Waterloo constituents are technologists, know that copyright
> "reform" = selling out Canada to US big business, and will vote
> against it"

Hey! I know Matt.

I would agree with the first statement, but not the second.  Tech
issues drive this constituency less than the stereotype would have
people believe.  One because people who care about tech issues
(students, young tech workers) don't vote, and two, those that do are
swayed more by things other than the desire for good governance (eg.,
low taxes, cynicism).

Prove me wrong, people. :)

Darcy.



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