Where is Diane Finley? Two missed all-candidates meetings in three days.
We are asking for your help to track her down before she misses two more.
SIMCOE, ON, Oct. 5 /CNW/ - Stephen Harper's Minister of Citizenship and
Immigration, spouse to Harper's second-in-command and campaign manager hasn't
been around that much. Amid allegations of Diane Finley's Ministry providing
an untendered contract to a Conservative candidate in Vancouver, and rumours
that the Conservative leadership in Ottawa is asking candidates not to attend
all-candidates meetings or debates, we had to ask ourselves: surely this
wouldn't keep a cabinet minister out of her own riding?
The people of Dunnville are wondering too. She never showed up to their
all-candidates meeting. Last night, the people tuning in to the Cable 14
(Hamilton) all-candidates debate were also left wondering where she was. That
is two missed all-candidates debates in three days. And, if the word on the
street is correct, there will be no Diane Finley at the Rotary Club of Simcoe
all-candidates meeting at Monday noon. The big question: will she be in
Caledonia on Monday night?
"Participation in local debates and being accessible at election time in
order to allow voters to make informed choices on where you stand on the
issues of the day is a cornerstone of our democracy. The people of
Haldimand-Norfolk know better--they will not accept her failure to
participate", said Dr. Eric Hoskins, Liberal Candidate, Haldimand-Norfolk.
Why is it important that she shows up? If Diane Finley skips the
Caledonia all-candidates meeting she will be avoiding one of the most pressing
First Nations issues in the country; and, failing to face her record on the
Caledonia land claims issue. The people of Caledonia need her there. This
meeting is guaranteed to be standing-room only; it is the meeting where the
probability of protests are higher than any other all-candidates meeting in
the country; and, where Finley's record will be directly at issue and under
close and critical scrutiny. Would that stop her from coming? The outlook is
"I'd happily give her a ride to the meeting if she can't find her way
there." Peter Hellyer, Dr. Eric Hoskins' Campaign Manager.
Caledonia All-Candidates Meeting:
When: Monday, October 6, 2008 - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Legion Hall, 29 Caithness Street, Caledonia
For further information:
For further information: For comments contact: Dr. Eric Hoskins, Liberal
Candidate, Cell: (519) 410-3803, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org