Saturday, February 10, 2007

Conservatives Reject So-Con Candidate

This is not good news for democracy. The Conservative Party recently rejected a well qualified, but socially conservative, candidate on a technicality that looks bogus. The facts so far suggest that Heather Stilwell's candiacy is being blocked because of her socially conservative views. This is very disturbing for a party that has traditionally claimed to be in favour of grassroots democracy (letting people choose who will represent them).

I don't know what Heather Stilwell believes, I never heard of her before today, but I will say that democracy itself is threatened when any individual is prevented from participating in the democratic process because they have strong opinions. Politicians are supposed to have strong opinions.

You'll find more coverage here:

Magic Statistics
Smok Wawelski
Joanne's Journey
Langley Politics
So-Con or Bust

In the meantime, please express your concerns directly to Stephen Harper's office:

Telephone: (613) 992-4211
Fax: (613) 941-6900

1 comment:

SUZANNE said...

I think it had to do with the fact that she was a founder and leader of the Christian Heritage Party. She had "bad baggage".