I think I made a mistake – yes, I know. A mistake, but please don’t tell my wife, she thinks I’m perfect. (And if you believe that, I have an oil sands lease I’d like to offer you…)
So what is this mistake? I forgot to include a deadline for the Better Know A Candidate submissions.
You see Sept 20th will be the day that folks announce their candidacy for the 2010 elections – it is after all Nomination Day, a pretty important step in the process.
So next Tuesday will be the day we, the residents of the RMWB, get an official list of our potential local politicians. We get to see who wants the job, who wants to help steer this big ol’ ship called Wood Buffalo.
So I’m rectifying this mistake – I’m asking folks to worry about their nominations and platform launches first, then to get involved here on MOS by Friday, Sept 24th, 11:59 pm.
You see, folks in the community (and of the oil sands tribe) have asked the candidates some pretty decent questions. And I, as well as the readers of MOS, would like to know the candidates answers to said questions.
I hope the candidates for 2010 will take this opportunity to connect with potential voters as this is, I believe, another valuable avenue to communicate key messages to the public.
Good luck to all candidates, I wish you all the very best, and look forward to your participation in this community-driven exercise.