This page contains links to interviews with candidates for two ridings, Central Nova and Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook. In these ridings, we contacted candidates from the Liberal Party, the Progressive Conservative Party, the New Democratic Party, the Green Party, the Peoples Party of Canada, and the Communist Party. Two candidates in Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook never responded.
You can find the platforms of the respective parties on the party websites, as well as boilerplate campaign biographies. In these interviews, we focused primarily on what the candidates had to say in the course of the interviews, to capture some sense of why they had decided to run, and risk winning a job that can be almost all-consuming.
In reviewing all 9 interviews, what we find moving, and impressive, is the depth and breadth of this group. Where else would you find someone so in love with white-tail deer that he’s built a library of 500 books on the subject? Or a professor of Mexican revolutionary history by day, and a drag queen performer at night? It’s no surprise that all of them report that health care is a major issue. But there’s no question, even before the climate marches at the end of September, that climate change and concerns about protecting biodiversity have moved up. And regardless of party lines, these candidates are committed to making the lives of all Canadians better, no matter how they might differ on policy particulars.
CENTRAL NOVA CANDIDATES
Sean Fraser, MP, Liberal
Betsy MacDonald, NDP
George Canyon, Progressive Conservative
Barry Randle, Green Party
Al Muir, Peoples Party of Canada
Chris Frazer, Communist Party of Canada
Darrell Samson, MP, Liberal
Matt Stickland, NDP
Anthony Edmonds, Green Party
Kevin Copley, Progressive Conservative--Did not reply to request for interview.
Sybil Hogg, Peoples Party of Canada--Did not reply to request for interview.