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Le journal francophone L’Express a interviewé plusieurs candidats politiques qui se présentent contre des chefs de partis. Ma mère, Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu, figure entre eux.
Gagner une élection n’est jamais très facile, mais gagner une élection contre le chef d’un grand parti est encore moins facile. Imaginez ceux qui se présentent contre Stephen Harper en Alberta, combien de chances ont-ils de gagner? Peu, je vous l’accorde. À Toronto, les chefs du Parti libéral et du Nouveau Parti démocratique se présentent respectivement dans les circonscriptions d’Étobicoke-Lakeshore et Toronto-Danforth. L’Express a rencontré trois candidats qui osent jouer les troubles-fêtes dans les circonscriptions des chefs.
The debate is just ending now, but Chris Tolley is already sending out his photo of his video of the proceedings. As campaign manager, I get to hold fort at the office, anxious to hear how it went.
Update:Chris Tolley’s raw video is below:
Adriana talks about the importance of water, the environment and strong leadership on these issues.
Part of what moved Adriana to the Green Party was an NDP canvasser who came to our door and told us that the NDP was greener than the Green Party. Seemed like a bold assertion, and some simple research proved it to be false.
Here are Adriana’s answers from the Mirror newspaper’s questionnaire article on Toronto-Danforth candidates:
1) How will Toronto benefit from your party’s platform?
The Green Party has received the endorsement of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities for the second time in two elections. Our platform has an outstanding and innovative collection of programs that help cities rebuild infrastructure toward a low-carbon future, build future oriented industries, develop skills for our youth and give them jobs, as well as maximizing local community input. Read more »
Update: Now with English subtitles:
Here’s one of three Portuguese-language interviews Adriana’s done during this campaign. Read more »
Update: You can watch the debate here.
The all-candidates debate will run from 8pm to 9pm on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at the United Church on the north-west corner of Pape and O’Connor. Find out more about the debate here. Adriana will be there from 7pm to meet and greet.