Thursday, 29 March 2012

Virtual Campaigning

I've been away from this blog as I am trying to support a new up&coming social media site started here in Alberta. I like it because it is similar to TED:Ideas Worth Sharing but geared more towards personal writing. I can post small articles longer than the sound bites of Twitter and keep separate from my Facebook, since I am friends with my children, I try to do much of my virtual campaigning on Grey Box, Twitter and here.

I am still fundraising in order to afford signs. I'm visiting as many groups as I can and this weekend I am starting door knocking and having my first campaign meeting on Monday or Tuesday.

I hope I haven't lost some followers due to lack of posts but I'll try to keep posting on both this blog and my articles.

I think the campaign is going great. I am not discouraged by the polls since I know what people think of them and that they are probably way off because people don't like them. I know I change my answer all the time because it is none of anyone's business to know how I am voting. Sure this time it should be obvious.

Join and visit my Grey Box site. I am sure you won't be disappointed.

Keep spreading the word to VOTE.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Voting Tips

The best advice I ever got when I started voting.
1) Vote for your candidate but when no one rises to the top for you then...
2) Vote for your most agreeable political party but when all the party-lines seem crooked then...
3) Cast a protest vote...

What is a protest vote?
A vote for the independent or least popular party candidate is frequently called a protest vote and it tells the government you care enough to vote and will not vote for a "popular" party

Monday, 26 March 2012


To be honest I don't have a platform in the traditional sense. I have a work ethic. I will endeavor to represent all constituents with integrity and accountibility. I will work hard to negotiate and facilitate equitable solutions to the issues Albertans face. I will not make promises nor spew out platitudes to get your vote. I can not predict the future and a platform is only as good or the framework that is voted into the legislature.

That said, for 40 years there has been the same majority government that should have been able to fulfill all the promises made in the past 10 election platforms with the goal to build a better Alberta. Why is it so hard to get a family doctor? Why are there no nurses or counsellors in schools? Why is Alberta charging the lowest royalties in the world for oil, when we live in a world demanding oil resources,that are preferrably, conflict-free and environmentally-responsible? Why isn't Alberta charging higher royalties so more can be done to keep the oil companies accountible environmentally and fiscally.

Before you judge me for not having a platform, ask yourself what is a platform? Also, how many platforms have been fulfilled and have ensured that all citizens have reasonable access to quality healthcare, quality education, and ensure economic growth with diversity and good stewardship for the resources, both natural and more importantly human? This is not a popularity contest, this is your government that is supposed to serve and protect your rights.

Cast your vote Monday, April 23, 2012. Show you care. It is YOUR VOICE, YOUR CHOICE.