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Missed them Tuesday? You can catch them Thursday (5 photos)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014   by: Donna Hopper

Tonight at the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library, all five provincial election candidates gathered for the first time since campaigning began.

The informal meet-and-greet invited members of the community to discuss with each candidate the party platforms and issues of potential concern.

"Developing renewable energy, being energy efficient. These are things that we espouse in our city," said Green Party candidate Kara Flannigan (pictured) during her brief address to the crowd. "The Green Party has a platform to expound on all of those things. We want to bring honesty and integrity and good public policy to Queen's Park."

"Libertarians… believe that problems created by the government cannot be fixed by yet more government. These would include problems like systemic corruption and a sluggish economy," stated Libertarian candidate Austin Williams. "I'm here today because I'm trying to offer everyone a choice between more status parties who believe the government can regulate your personal life, or freedom and the Libertarian Party."

Also taking part in the evening's meet-and-greet were incumbent David Orazietti (Liberal), Celia Ross (NDP), and Rod Fremlin (PC).

On Thursday, May 29 at the Comfort Suites (229 Great Northern Road), the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation will host a meeting with candidates Celia Ross (NDP), Kara Flannigan (Green), and David Orazietti (Liberal).

The public is encouraged to attend and meet the candidates between 7 and 9 p.m. in order to find out how each party's platform relates to education.

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dadal 5/28/2014 5:23:25 AM Report

I'd support the Green Party IF I had confidence the party in whole would be elected in the province.
irishfey 5/28/2014 7:48:07 AM Report

Morning... dadal...I spoke of this before, using the NDP as an example. Folks are afraid to vote for the Party they really want in fear that the loss of their vote will only strengthen another Party like the Libs or the Cons.... Most folks think this way and it's no wonder their Party don't get in!!... PLEASE PEOPLE... vote for who is in your heart and head, whether it be Green , NDP. or whoever... Your Party WON'T get in unless you lose the fear of voteing them in!!!!
Just Curious 5/28/2014 8:00:07 AM Report

Irish, I would vote NDP but Celia Ross just doesn't cut it for me.I firmly believe the Liberals are going to get back in but with a minority so David might as well be the one, like it or not. If the NDP could find another Tony Martin I would vote for them in a heartbeat..
Right Winger 5/28/2014 8:52:47 AM Report

Here is why people will vote that way. They would rather have someone win who represents some of what they believe rather than nothing. There is nothing I agree with in the NDP. Nothing. I agree with almost all of the Conservative stands. I agree with some of the Liberal stands.

Locally I believe the NDP will battle with David Orazietti. I would rather have David Orazietti than this or any NDP candidate. I would therefore vote for David Orazietti.

I also believe there will be a minority victory by either the PC's or the Liberals. Best thing for the Soo would be a Liberal Minority with David winning and Wynne stepping down.
flp 5/28/2014 10:04:04 AM Report

The Province is going bankrupt, Liberals and N.D.P. keep promising you more and more If you vote for either of them, don't come crying later, when our tax increases on everything imaginable.
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