Talk:CanadaVOTES: Libertarian Kevin Stricker running in Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar

Latest comment: 14 years ago by ShakataGaNai in topic Review


Your name: Kevin Stricker Political party: Libertarian Riding: Saskatoon--Rosetown--Biggar

New candidates: Why are you running for political office, why at the federal level, why this party, and why in this riding?

I am running for office with the Libertarian party because I don't feel any of the mainstream parties represent a libertarian view. To me, the federal government should be the most libertarian branch of government, as it is the most far removed from individual Canadians. I am running in Saskatoon--Rosetown--Biggar as it is my home riding, and I would not be comfortable voting for any of the other candidates this year.

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 foray into politics. My computer science background will inject some much needed logic into political proceedings ;)

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?

Economy: Residents, especially those on a fixed income are concerned about the rising cost of everything. We will work tirelessly to reduce the income tax burden on individuals and families, so people can fully enjoy the fruits of their labor.

Environment: People are still very split on this issue. Most Canadians are concerned about the environment and we trust them to act responsibly. If we alleviate the tax burden, families will be able to think less about meeting their basic needs, and more about making environmentally proactive spending decisions.

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

Despite the similar name, we are nothing like the Liberal party.

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?

Websites, Facebook and YouTube are very cost-effective for grassroots campaigning. How effective they are at reaching a significant portion of the electorate remains to be seen.


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