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Letter: Candidate’s wife takes names for husband to answer questions at unspecified later date

To the editor:

I was very impressed with the letter from the writer of Former Red Tory Disenchanted with Harper (April 15 Capital News), who I agree with completely.

As I sat on my front steps enjoying my coffee and reading your paper, vehicles started parking half on, half off the only two-lane access road into our neighborhood. To the tune of blaring horns from both directions, as residents tried to go about their weekend activities without hitting them, the occupants unloaded children and the elderly into the middle of the road with their propaganda.

No, they were not a religious organization, they were political.

After a long wait for their leader, (still in the middle of the road with one child in a stroller!) the wife of the incumbent arrived with apologies for not being better organized. Off they went, and a more perfect example of voter demographics would have been hard to find, except for the fact that all of them were walking on the wrong side of the road, sometimes three abreast with the baby in the stroller in the middle.

I waited as she approached and I smiled as she asked how my day was going.

I said it had been going very well.

She would not reply to any of my questions about your excellent article: Liberal Challenger Takes Aim at Cannan (April 15 Capital News) which was on my knees. She had told everyone with her not to answer any questions, but to take personal information and her husband would get in touch.

I wondered why his answers had to be said privately. No answer.

As she turned to leave she said they were really only there to “make sure everyone votes.”

Who gave her that job can only be guessed at, but I thought that was our decision to make, not hers.

Obviously, her real mission was damage control about her husband’s incompetence in not checking what reports his name was on, or worse. I’m sure her only concern was the loss of his well paying job with its gold-plated pension.

I know most of my neighbours knew what was going on. I only hope most other voters can see that it is time for a change, both nationally and in my favourite place, Kelowna-Lake Country.

Doug Maves,



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