Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Family Coalition Party candidate Daniel Kidd, Don Valley West

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Algoma-Manitoulin: FCP
Ajax-Pickering: GRN
Beaches-East York: FCP
Bramalea-Gore-Malton: GRN, NDP, PC
Brant: PC
Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound: NDP
Carleton—Mississippi Mills: GRN
Chatham—Kent—Essex: FCP
Don Valley East: FRE
Don Valley West: FCP
Durham: PC
Essex: LBR
Hamilton Centre: GRN
Hamilton East: FCP
Kenora—Rainy River: PC
Kitchener Centre: FCP
Kitchener-Conestoga: LBR
Lambton—Kent—Middlesex: FCP
London-Fanshawe: PC
London North Centre: GRN
Nepean-Carleton: FCP, GRN
Newmarket-Aurora: FCP
Oakville: GRN
Ottawa Centre: COMM
Ottawa-Orleans: FRE
Ottawa West-Nepean: GRN
Oxford: LIB
Parkdale-High Park: LBR
Peterborough: GRN
Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke: NDP
Scarborough-Rouge River: LBR, NDP
St. Paul's: FCP, IND
Sudbury: FCP
Thornhill: GRN
Toronto Centre: COMM
Toronto—Danforth: LBR, COMM
Thunder Bay-Atikokan: GRN
Trinity-Spadina: LIB, PC
Vaughan: GRN, NDP
Welland: GRN
Willowdale: GRN, FCP
Windsor-Tecumseh‎: GRN
Whitby-Oshawa‎: GRN
York Centre: GRN

What colours will the map be October 11th?

Map of the new ridings in Southern Ontario coloured in by using the transposition of the results of the 2003 election.

Daniel Kidd is running for the Family Coalition Party in the Ontario provincial election, in the Don Valley West riding. Wikinews' Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign.

Kidd did not answer multiple questions.

Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.


Why have you chosen to involve yourself in the political process? Why did you choose to run in this constituency?

I am running in this election because I believe strongly in the need for Christian ethics to inform the political decisions of our society. By running in this campaign, I seek to bring about a better future for Ontarians. A strong family, built on a strong marriage between a man and a woman, is the most important unit in our society and we must strive to protect this foundational institution.
I chose this riding because there was already a candidate in my home riding and I am seeking to give Ontario voters a choice to have a principled voice in legislature.

What should be the first order of business in the 39th Legislative Assembly?

I would make every effort to raise the issue of the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death, and strengthening the family in our society.

How can the province lead the way in stimulating job creation?

As a province, we should be reducing the level of tax burden on our businesses and encourage the free market system. Also we should reduce the red tape necessary to recognize the credentials of immigrants which would provide a boost to our technology sector.

What are your views on the mixed member proportional representation (MMP) referendum?

I strongly support MMP. It provides a electoral system where the power is not concentrated with a party that did not receive a corresponding level of voter support. With MMP the legislature will truly represent the views of Ontarians as a whole and not just the those who voted for the political party in power.

What role, if any, does "new media" play in your campaign, and the campaign of your party? (websites, blogs, Facebook, YouTube videos, etc) Do you view it as beneficial, or a challenge?

We do our best to use e-mail and web-based means of communication...

as well as You-Tube, Party Website.


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This exclusive interview features first-hand journalism by a Wikinews reporter. See the collaboration page for more details.