The following is notice of a CBC Town Hall meeting tomorrow evening (Thursday, June 17, 04) at the Broadcast Centre on Front Street, Toronto (see details below). If you are able, please take the time to go to this. Go with the intention to speak at it, and at the minimum, clap, cheer or otherwise! They are asking people to be there in the 250 Front Street Lobby of the CBC building early as the event starts at 5:30 pm.
You have rec'd David Orchard's article yesterday (still on the globeandmail.com site today, Globe Link), 'Why I won't vote Conservative', on the Harper conservatives, and the deception that Party is built on.
Please take these points to raise at the Town Hall (and at other opportunities), as these key points are the weak underbelly of the Conservative Party which could hurt them, and which not being raised on the mainstream media.
For those of you too far away to attend, please think of contacts you have in the area who might attend for you.
Thank you for your ongoing efforts,
From the CBC site:
Thursday, June 17th, 2004
250 Front Street West
Canadian Broadcasting Centre
Thursday, June 17th, 5:30 p.m.
CBC brings the candidates to you - you bring them your issues. Waterfront? Transit tie-ups? Immigration? The environment? Tell us!
June 17th drop by for a special public debate LIVE in the Front Street Lobby. The event begins at 5:30 p.m.
Broadcast from 6 7:30 p.m. LIVE on CBC Television (Channel 5, Cable 6).
Seating is limited and it will be first come, first seated.
Co-hosts Diana Swain and Robert Fisher moderate a special LIVE public debate: Toronto Matters. Panel guests include local candidates representing the NDP, Liberal, Conservative and Green parties.
Highlights will be aired: June 18th on 99.1’s Metro Morning 6 a.m.
Diana Swain - Canada Now
Diana Swain A five time Gemini nominee and host of CBC Toronto’s Canada Now. Diana’s skill as an investigative journalist and on-air personality will keep the candidates on their toes.
Robert Fisher - Here and Now
Robert Fisher: Robert knows politics and journalism and he has the awards to prove it. He also knows what is going on in this city. Every weekday afternoon Robert brings us up to date as CBC Radio 99.1’s local newsreader.
The Conservative Party Representatives:
Tony Clement - Brampton West Riding
Bob Dechert - Missisauga/ Erindale Riding
The Liberal Party Representatives:
Ruby Dhalla - Brampton/ Springdale Riding
Joe Volpe - Eglinton Lawrence Riding
The Green Party Representatives:
Peter Elgie - St. Pauls Riding
Sanjeev Goel - Brampton West Riding
The NDP Party Representatives:
Olivia Chow - Trinity Spadina Riding.
Peggy Nash - Parkdale- High Park Riding
[Editors Note - Sorry Kevin and others, I have 2 stories in Queue about David Orchard's story, but they are stuck :( Guess I ran out of quarters for this thing . . .Dr C]