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Your name: Jerome Dondo, CGA


Political party: Christian Heritage Party


Riding: Brandon-Souris


New candidates: Why are you running for political office, why at the

federal level, why this party, and why in this riding?


I have decided to run for political office because I think we live in a great country, and I want to do my part to continue building up on the heritage of our ancestors.

When this country was founded, the preamble of the constitution states "Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law...". At the federal level, we have seen many examples where this fact is not upheld.

The Christian Heritage party is the only federal party which supports the whole constitution as written, and will base it laws upon the principles set out in the Bible.

I am running in this riding because the riding that I live in already had a candidate in this riding, and Brandon-Souris is the closest to where I live.



New candidates: Previous to this campaign, have you been politically

involved? How will you apply your previous work/volunteer/life

experience to serving your constituents?


This is my first political experience. However, in my work as a First Nation consultant, I have had much experience dealing with political issues, both at the federal and provincial level. I am also volunteering as a member of the parent’s advisory committee in our children’s school, and have volunteered in the past as a lay pastor of a church.


The experiences have taught me how to listen to people’s concerns and explain any positions that I have taken in decisions, while at the same time hearing their concerns and taking those concerns to the appropriate people.


As you campaign around your riding, it's likely that some issues are

mentioned more often by voters, than other issues. What would you say

are the three hottest topics this election, in your riding? What would

you and your party do to address these issues?


The Brandon-Souris riding is a large riding with diverse interests and concerns. This riding includes people living in a city, family farms, and First Nations. Therefore it is difficult to identify major issues.


That said, It appears that the three hottest topics that I have encountered so far in no particular order are:


1. The farmer’s concerns about the Canadian Wheat Board

2. The family concerns about the lack of support for family with only one income.

3. The First Nation concerns are the settling of land claims.


In each of these and other issues, the Christian Heritage Party have a platform which can be viewed on the party website at www.chp.ca. In terms of the issues listed above, our party supports the dismantling of the Canadian Wheat Board, offering a $1,000 monthly child-care support for families in which one parent stays at home with the children, and we believe that First Nation land claims should be settled quickly.


Is there any misconceptions about you, your leader, or your party and platform?


Being a small federal party, I have found that there is a lack of knowledge of our party more than a misconception. We do not have access to the same dollars that the five larger parties and given from our tax dollars based on the number of votes in the last election. This money can be used by the larger parties for advertising which we cannot afford and makes it more difficult to get our message out.


There's a more ways than ever to get your message out, from the

traditional campaign fliers and lawn signs, to new media like

websites, Facebook, and YouTube. The tried-and-true routes get the

message out to the masses much easier, but digital alternatives are

much more measurable in how many are seeing or interacting with your

campaign. What seems to be the most effective, from your experience?


Since this is my first campaign, I have not comment on this at this time. - Show quoted text -



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From: Wikinews Election Coverage [1] Sent: September 16, 2008 5:15 PM To: wikinews.election@gmail.com Subject: Wikinews requests interview regarding election


Hello,


Wikinews, the news-based sister project of Wikipedia, is hoping to

interview you regarding your run for office.


We're ambitiously hoping to publish interviews of all candidates, in

all ridings, from all parties; we've had similar articles series for

the most recent Ontario provincial and Toronto municipal elections.


All candidates receive the same questions (incumbents are asked to

answer two alternates), which are left open-ended enough to allow you

to call the shots and discuss what's most relevant in your riding.


Interviews, once published unedited on Wikinews, will be linked to

from Wikipedia. Wikipedia is the top result for many popular search

terms, like "2008 federal election Canada", and most individual riding

names, and so an interview linked to from our site can be very

beneficial in your campaign's promotion.


If you have any questions, let us know.


Thanks,

Nick Moreau

CanadaVOTES coverage lead

Wikinews


Your name:


Political party:


Riding:


New candidates: Why are you running for political office, why at the

federal level, why this party, and why in this riding?



Incumbents: Why did you choose to run for office, and why do you wish

to continue as an MP?


New candidates: Previous to this campaign, have you been politically

involved? How will you apply your previous work/volunteer/life

experience to serving your constituents?

Incumbents: Are you satisfied with your time as MP? What would be the

biggest highlights of the roughly two years since the last election?

The biggest disappointment?


As you campaign around your riding, it's likely that some issues are

mentioned more often by voters, than other issues. What would you say

are the three hottest topics this election, in your riding? What would

you and your party do to address these issues?


Is there any misconceptions about you, your leader, or your party and platform?


There's a more ways than ever to get your message out, from the

traditional campaign fliers and lawn signs, to new media like

websites, Facebook, and YouTube. The tried-and-true routes get the

message out to the masses much easier, but digital alternatives are

much more measurable in how many are seeing or interacting with your

campaign. What seems to be the most effective, from your experience? Campaign Picture.JPG 345K View Download

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