Janine Giles – Hello NDP Supporters,
I would like to update you on this past week in the election, to tell you:
– what has been happening in the local NDP campaign;
– where you can find information about advanced polls; and
– when you can catch the upcoming High River and Pincher Creek debates.
I have also attached my candidacy press release and an NDP leaflet that will get you excited to go to the polls!
On Saturday, April 16th, Jenifer and Phil Butterfield hosted a NDP tea at their gorgeous home near Monarch. Lethbridge NDP candidate, Mark Sandilands, attended as well and we have a wonderful chat with neighbours about policy and local politics. Thanks to Jenifer and Phil for hosting a great event!
On Tuesday, April 19th, a number of folks came out to the candidate Meet & Greet at the new Sheep River Library in Turner Valley. It was great to meet with voters who are looking for an alternative to the Conservatives. I heard a lot of people say that they just can’t vote for them anymore. Indeed, the lack of leadership in health care, the flip-flop on the income trust decision and the recent scandals has voters looking farther afield.
On Wednesday evening, April 20th, I filmed a 3 minute spot — promoting my candidacy — on Shaw Cable TV which will start airing on Thursday April 28th. Shaw offered all candidates in the area free television time which was very generous. Stay tuned!
This Friday, April 22, I will be in Pincher Creek to put up more signs. I will also be leaving signs at the Stones Throw Cafe (come over and see Bernice) in Blairmore for supporters who would like to pick up a sign. David Lucas and Colton Newton — this means you!!
I will be back down in the Pincher Creek/Crowsnest Pass area to door knock the weekend before the election. If you are interested in door knocking with me, please let me know! For those in Okotoks, I would like to door knock the weekend before the election too. We have had a great response in Okotoks and we have more work to do!
This week I also did an interview with the Western Wheel and the Calgary Herald. These publications should come out with their stories very soon. I will post these on my facebook site for your review — Janine Giles (Politician).
Vote at an advance polls this weekend:
I strongly encourage everyone to vote at an ADVANCE POLL!
If you have received your voter card, information about where you can vote this weekend will be provided. You may vote on Friday (April 22), Saturday (April 23), and Monday (April 25). If you have not received your voter card, call 1-866-497-8890 to talk to the Macleod returning officer.
When you vote, please bring some identification and proof of address. For instance, bring your driver’s license.
There are dozens of places to cast a ballot in advance in Macleod. I would like as many as possible to vote early. It show’s we’re organized and it may give the national media something to talk about on election day if we show strong support in the advanced polls immediately after the polls close!!
The High River Debate is on Tuesday, April 26th, at the Heritage Inn @ 7pm. Please come early because I have heard a rumour that the room is rather small.
The Pincher Creek debate is on Wednesday, April 27th, at the Matthew Halton High School & 7pm.
Please come out and show your support!! Ask questions and applaud the things you like!!
Macleod NDP Candidate
The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.