Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Youth vote up for grabs

Students at Simon Fraser University were popular targets for political campaign pitches today. Candidates from the Conservative, New Democratic, and Liberal parties were out in force on the university's Burnaby campus.

All three Burnaby-Douglas candidates, "Green" Tory George Drazenovic, Liberal Billy Cunningham, and NDPer Bill Siksay were looking for support. NDP MLA Raj Chouhan was out helping his federal colleagues. New Westminster-Coquitlam Conservative MP Paul Forseth was also out campaigning for votes from students from his riding who go up the hill every day.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

courting the student vote...what a total waste of time. Maybe if students didn't vote with the same turnout as natives do (21-22%), it will matter.

1/17/2006 10:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a waste of time, especially at SFU.

The only ones that vote are those who are told to by the Student Society and the SFU Student Society Board members are so far to the left they make Jack Layton look like a part of the Religious Right

1/17/2006 11:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone ever looked at how many of these students can vote in Burnaby Douglas.

1/18/2006 12:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see George decided to go negative as his opening remarks at the debate were: Cunnigham is undemocratic! Siksay is associated with a theif! and Ray Power sucks since he used to be a conservative!

Therefore, I rule! Yeah, he really made everyone think positively about politics there.

1/19/2006 9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

George is just doing everything he can to NOT get elected. He does not want to win.

1/21/2006 4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Billy Boy unfortunately does want to win and if he does, he will be a pathetic representative to Bby Douglas. He will represent the political backroom boys and the federal Liberals, not the constituents.

As for Siskay he wants to win, and
given his constituency service over the past 16 years, he would be
a good representative to the constituents.

1/22/2006 10:47 AM  

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