Sunday, February 10, 2008

A Note On the "Race For..." Coverage

Nation, many of you have no doubt noticed that, in my break-down of Calgary Bow, the first in my 2008 Canadian Blog Award-winning series on the Calgary Ridings in this provincial election, I didn't spend any time talking about the policies of the candidates. This is in stark contrast to the coverage I provided on the Calgary municipal races.

The reason for this is quite simple: Most of the candidates don't have policies.

Policies of their OWN, anyway... I'll be providing coverage to all of the parties, informing the E.S. Nation of any important policy announcements, and constantly updating the party platforms.

For your local MLA candidates, though, assume their policies to be the same as their party. I'm just trying to give you some background on these people who are applying for a job with you, the people of Alberta, and also some information on the ridings, at least as far as how it may affect their choice.

The rest is up to you, voter. :-)

1 comment:

Gus said...

"The reason for this is quite simple: Most of the candidates don't have policies."

A too true, yet often forgotten nugget when those "why was voter turnout so low" conversations appear post-election.