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Luckily for us at UNB Saint John,

October 8, 2008

we have not, as have the faculty and staff at the University of Illinois, been banned from attending election events. And many of us, along with students and members of the community, met today in the Whitebone Lounge for an all-candidates meeting organized by the UNBSJ Political Science Association and the SRC. It was well organized, and the moderators had much better luck keeping the candidates to their time limits than did an increasingly cranky Tom Brokaw last night.

Candidates all had a chance to speak about their party platform then were asked to respond to a series of questions from the moderators about post-secondary education, and finally to questions from the audience. If you were unable to attend, CFMH 107.3 recorded the event for future broadcast (check their schedule).

For more information about the education policies of the main political parties, check out the CFS site.

Prize for mentioning the elephant in the room goes to Paul Zed, who acknowledged that all the people on stage were men and reminded people of the Liberal policy to increase women candidates.

Tony Mowery (NDP), Rodney Weston (Conservative), Paul Zed (Liberal), Michael Moffat (Marijuana)

Standing: Michael Richardson (Green). Seated, L-R: Tony Mowery (NDP), Rodney Weston (Conservative), Paul Zed (Liberal), Michael Moffat (Marijuana)

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