From a resident.
It has been a while since I last emailed you, so I thought you would be interested in an email I just sent to all the candidates running for provincial election in Guelph. Feel free to post it on your blog, or even parts of it that you can critique in the blog posting.
Simply put, I would like you to email me a simply point by point “plan” of what you plan to do if elected as the representative of Guelph for the province of Ontario.
I have read over your website of coarse and tried to read and watch what I could through the media. However I have found this tends to focus far too often on your “leader”.
Let me be perfectly clear, I understand the who the leader of your party is, but I am of the strong belief that if you are elected by the people of Guelph, then your true “leader” above all others is the citizens of Guelph, period. I am quite sick to death of watching advertisements claiming “We must stop Tim Hudak”, or “We can’t trust Katherine Wynne”, and “Andrea Horwath is a hypocrite.” I cannot vote for any of these people, they are not running in my riding, you are. Should other parties, or groups wish to not have these individuals elected, then go to their ridings and campaign against them there. This is not the United States, we do not vote for the party’s leader here, and any such talk by any of the parties is what truly pushes us towards being more like the States politically. I believe at least.
So, with this is mind, if you are elected, I expect you to do what your constituents want, period. And if that happens to be ad odds with what your party wants you to do, so be it.
Again, I would like a point by point version of what YOU would do if elected, so that I may make an informed decision JS