Powell River Votes! Transcripts of Interviews
Over the past six weeks, CJMP has run “Powell River Votes”, a program discussing issues and interviewing candidates in the run up to the November 15 civic election. All but two candidates – William Ashforth and Ron Ostensen – agreed to be interviewed. The candidates were all give the same 10 minutes, the same general topic areas, but we switched up the questions a bit so those who came at the end did not have an advantage.
You can hear the episodes in their entirety on our site at: http://podcast.cjmp.ca/
We have one more episode to go on Monday November 17th: Powell River Votes! Rap Up. Tune in for results and reflections from all the volunteers who helped put the show together! 6:30PM at CJMP right after Kings All Access with Alex Rawnsley!
If you want to just hear the interviews with candidates, you can scroll along to about 2/3 of the way through each podcast or find the transcripts of candidates’ answers to our interviewers’ questions.
Among the interesting things you can read in the transcripts:
- Dave Formosa says there will have to be a change in the provincial government before the cuts to BC Ferries are reversed
- Jim Palm explains why he voted against PRISMA funding
- Rob Southcott discusses the tax break to Catalyst
- The sewage deal with Catalyst: Jim Barron says he’s in favour of it, Dave Dickson says he’s against it, Myrna Leishman explains why she changed her position and Maggie Hathaway says she’s in favour of it but opposed to privatization
- Carole Ann Leishman gives her views on LNG development
- Karen Skadsheim and Anita Adams say why they think the City’s public consultations have to get better
- Debbie Dee argues for a honey versus vinegar approach to dealing with BC Ferries cuts
- Russell Brewer says the new Council needs to be more assertive.