Thursday, November 10, 2005

Hating Hilford on the Hill

Word in from the Cap Hill debate last night is that it was a calm affair (at least by their standards). The most controversial figure appeared to be TEAM Burnaby council candidate Mark Hilford. Hilford, who resides in Coquitlam, took quite a beating both from Burnaby Citizens' Association candidate Nick Volkow and members of the capacity crowd because of his city of residence. Hilford also struggled with the debate rules as, on more than one occasion, he tried to get a word in on a question after one of his fellow TEAMsters responded. Derek Corrigan of the BCA was quite critical of this move.

Independents Tom Tao and Andrew Chisholm figured out the system fairly quickly and did their best to maximize their turns at the microphone. Nancy Harris, the other independent in the debate, did not speak as frequently. Tao and his mayoral opponents Andrew Stewart and Derek Corrigan fielded the most questions.

This must be a boring campaign if that is the best that could be offered at that venue.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder what that same lot at Capitol Hill thought of Bill Siksay getting elected last election whilst living in East Vancouver. I heard it with my own ears in that very hall and no one complained. Hmmmmm. Must the koolaid being served at the Hall.

11/11/2005 5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tao, to my suprise, got in the line of the night when he pointed out that Corrigan, who had just attacked Hilford over living in Coquitlam, had no problem endorsing out-of-towner Gabriel Yui in the last provincial election.

Talk about a double standard!

11/11/2005 6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Different elections.
Siskay was Svend's Constituency Assistant so his living in Vancouver East was not a problem for the electorate.

Fact is that Hilford would have been better off running in Coquitlam rather than filling a seat simply because Harry Bloy and Brian Bonney want one of their own
sitting on Council.

11/12/2005 12:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Siskay is an idiot, like increasing transit will solve the traffic problems over the Port Mann instead of building another bridge, talk about drinking Koolaid.

11/15/2005 7:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Siskay is an idiot, but so is Hilford for running in Burnaby when he would have been better off canvassing along Como Lake Road as a candidate in Coquitlam rather than Curtis Street as a candidate
for Team Burnaby.

Billy Cunningham (the federal Liberal wannabe MP and prominent supporter of Team Burnaby) is also an idiot for not pressing hard enough for gas tax money to pay for the building of another Port Mann Bridge. This guy has the direct line to Paul Martin and seems to want to ride a quick way to Ottawa.

Most of the Team Burnaby candidates are idiots if they actually believe the sloppy research gruel they have been fed.

11/15/2005 10:32 PM  

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