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Politician writes blog: how’d we miss that?

I find it odd and a bit frustrating that a community newspaper like yours does so little to cover the candidates in this election that are on the ground and trying hard to improve their community. Aside from an unhealthy obsession with Arthur Kent there has been little focus on candidates who are doing interesting surprising and newsworthy things. For just one example Tim Stock-Bateman the NDP candidate in Calgary Varsity has a strong community background. He’s fighting an uphill battle in his riding (very very uphill) yet he is embracing technology like his blog at TimNDP.com to try to get a message out elevate the debate and show that it can be possible to have more than two legitimate political choices in this city. That’s a lot more than Arthur Kent has done.

Jamie Magowan

Calgary

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