FEDERAL ELECTION DEBATE FROM KITIMAT

On Monday, October sixth, the candidates took the stage in Kitimat BC to discuss the issues and give people a glimpse of the type of person that they will be sending to Ottawa to represent them. By cheap moncler the end of the evening, it was clear who was serious and who simply wanted a really impressive title.

The major topic of the evening was the Environment with Employment, Family Values and General Mudslinging taking secondary roles. Each candidate was given a chance to make an opening moncler outlet uk statement before the onslaught of questions began. Candidates then got a chance to deliver a closing statement. Thom Meier, Past President of the Chamber of Commerce introduced the Candidates and the Kitimat Toastmasters timed the events.

cheap moncler outlet Each of the candidates cheap moncler coats was given one minute to answer a question. They were also give several rebuttal cards. By playing a rebuttal card, a candidate was given a minute to speak to a question asked of their opponent. cheap moncler outlet

NATHAN CULLEN: NDP

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Cullen was asked about meetings with Alcan representatives about modernization and what was discussed. He stated that he was given the same information that everyone else had been given about modernization being ‘just around the corner.’ Smith used a rebuttal to suggest that Alcan needs to renovate the existing smelter and make it more efficient. She added that a modernized smelter would be able to make Kitimat into a manufacturing town.

The next cheap moncler outlet question asked about resources being shipped out of Kitimat. Cullen stated that he can not speak for what the provincial Liberal government did, but he can not see the logic of it, as it takes money away from the province. He suggested a Canada First policy where economic deals are examined for how they affect the country. Smith used a rebuttal to blame raw log exports on the provincial NDP when they were in power.

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Cullen was asked what he thought when Sharon Smith was named the Skeena Bulky Valley Contact Person for Ottawa instead of Cullen, the Elected Member of Parliament for Skeena Bulkley Valley. found the experience distasteful and yet renewing. The reaction from people here in the Northwest was impressive. [] The idea that governments can only serve people that vote the right way or that the tax dollars that come out of here are valued less and will go to other regions that voted a different way is offensive to the very process that we are involved in right now, which is the renewal of the democratic process, said Cullen. Smith used a rebuttal to say that it was not her job to replace the MP. She refused to apologize for bringing concerns to the government. She also stated that this was blown out of proportion since the NDP did the same thing in Quebec and Saskatchewan and no one complained there.

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ROD TAYLOR: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE PARTY

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Taylor was immediately given a question concerning whether abortion was leading to smaller populations. Taylor spoke about being against abortion and that the of people killed in the womb every year was the same size as the Skeena Bulky Valley Riding. Goodacre rebutted stating that petroleum was the reason we had so many people on earth and now that petroleum was on the decline, the population would have to do the same.

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In his conclusion, Taylor stated that many topics had hardly been touched. He asked people to vote for whoever they felt would do the best job, whether they are in a party that will form government or not. He stated that he wants to see Canada where human life is sacred, where marriage is honoured, where justice prevails in the courts, a Canada with a strong economy, rich agriculture and rich blend of mutually respectful cultures. MORHART: LIBERAL

Corinna Morhart thanked the Haisla for the use of their territory for the debate. She said that she was the only one of the six candidates born and raised in the riding. is where home is and I want to be the candidate who is representative of this riding, that will promote and serve this riding to the best of my ability, said Morhart.

cheap moncler sale The only question directed to Morhart was if she supported the moratorium or the lifting of the moratorium towards tanker traffic on the West Coast. She answered not at this time. Smith rebutted saying that she supported shipping on the west coast and there were opportunities for shipping items out of Kitimat. She also suggested creating industry to manufacture goods in Kitimat to be shipped out. Arendt used a rebuttal stating that though he would like to see less tanker traffic on the coast, most of the damage that the tankers did to the marine environment comes from day to day cleaning. Morhart also used a rebuttal to state that the traditional foods of the Haisla and other groups of First Nations People should remain protected. cheap moncler sale

moncler mens jackets Morhart conclusion thanked people for coming out to have their questions answered. She stated that she worked on committees for the new hospital here in Kitimat, the Smithers Airport and that she lobbied for the Prince Rupert Port and the Burns Lake Hospital. are many great opportunities in the region and I have found that people of Skeena Bulky Valley have no ideas on how to deal with their challenges and develop these opportunities, said Smith. She stated that as a part of Steven Harper Government she would work to get things done. She stated that the choice was clear. She said there would either be: steady leadership or risk. was immediately asked to elaborate on that. She stated that her party was going to win the election and that this win would make her an ear to the government. She reflected on previous projects that she had worked on again before stating that a different party would not be able to complete the same objectives as someone in the party in charge of the government. Cullen rebutted. He hears these claims every election and when Moncler Outlet he got to Ottawa, other MPs did not know where Kitimat was. Morhart also rebutted reflecting on the last elected liberal for the riding and the job that this MP did serving the country and our province. moncler mens jackets

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Smith was asked about First Nations issues in the campaign which have remained silent. Smith replied that she listened to advocates of the First Nations stating that resources need to be returned to the First Nations. She added that resources need to be returned to the people of the region. She also stated that the prime ministers apology to the victims of residential schools was sincere and that even if the Kelowna Accord still needed more work, she would approve it just to have something in place. When asked on her thoughts about the Kelowna Accord, she said that the Accord had been signed and the government did not attempt to meet the conditions on it. believe that we need to be putting some services into these areas, we need to be meeting with the First Nations people and talking with them about what their needs are, said Smith. Taylor used a rebuttal to state that the government needs to have a fresh start with First Nations and have restitution for what has been taken away from the First Nations and to restore a new relationship.

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Smith was asked if she was in favour of joint Sovereignty between the Haisla and the District to end disputes over the Haisla Traditional Territory where the town site is. She stated that Village and the District need to work together to make things happen because things happen when groups work together. Cullen used a rebuttal to state that hereditary leadership of the Haisla need to be consulted over decisions which are going on in the community.