How's that Conservative immigration policy work again?
Monday, Jun 21, 2004
Conservative candidate fails to show for debate
CALGARY (CBC) - The Conservative party didn't send candidates to a debate hosted by the city's ethnic community, organizers say.
Eleven candidates running for five other parties – including Liberals, NDP, Green, Marxist- Leninists and Communists – attended the Sunday forum, designed to discuss issues of concern to new Canadians.
Organizer Dow Luu, with the Ethno-Cultural Council, said Conservative candidates turned down the invitation, saying they were going to be out of town or had scheduling conflicts.
The party offered to send a representative who wasn't a candidate, but Luu said the debate was for those running to hold office.