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Virtual Independent Candidates Meetings and Individual Podcasts – June 2, 2022 Ontario Election

Ontario Election – June 2, 2022

The current Ontario election is about as low key and boring as any I have seen. We are coming off two years of “Covid Adjustments”. People are used to staying in. There appears to be little interest in this election. There is one new political party which seems to be have been organized for the primary purpose of opposing the Ford government’s covid policies. That said, there seem to be few all candidate’s meetings/debates. Independent candidates have always had difficulty participating in debates. I predict that this election will be an all time low.

Candidates meetings play an important role in the democratic process.

Introducing – Virtual Independent Candidates Meetings

I expect that there will be fewer than 50 (and possibly fewer than 40) Independent Candidates. Many ridings will not have a single one. This is a tragedy because, by definition, Independent Candidates are the only candidates that (by definition) represent the interests of the riding.

Therefore, we would like to organize a series of Independent Candidates meetings (and podcasts for those individual candidates who request them) by Zoom. This will be a fantastic opportunity to promote discussions among Independents. Imagine the opportunity to interact with other candidates in an environment where none of the candidates are beholden to party interests!

I am proposing the following group meetings/discussions by Zoom:

– Thursday May 12
– Thursday May 19
– Thursday May 26

Each meeting will feature no more than six candidates.

Introducing Individual Candidate Podcasts

I am willing to do stand alone podcasts with individual candidates. These will take about one hour of which about 30 minutes will be recorded. I expect that these will help you with your individual campaigns.

Here are some podcasts that I did with the Toronto Danforth candidates in the fall Federal Election. These will give you a flavour of what the podcasts would be like.

How To Participate

You can contact me at: independencandidates at gmail dot com and provide your information. Make sure that you include a phone number. I will book a time with you and we will record the podcast. You will be able to use the podcast in your campaigns.

John Richardson