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  • #46
    I think her platform is clear; keep the airport open. That's really the only thing she's said, well, besides how democracy is being violated or something (standard Envision Edmonton speech). I watched the Ward 2 debate tonight, and that's the only thing she spoke of.
    They're going to park their car over there. You're going to park your car over here. Get it?

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    • #47
      WHERE is this platform? How does one get to see it? or any of the candidates for that matter

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      • #48
        try this: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=142412572463890 you don't have to be a facebook mamber to read the left hand side "Information" which is my guess an outline of a platform.

        She also has a twitter page: http://twitter.com/voteroxiemalone

        I would say, google the name of the candidate with the word edmonton and election and you're likely to get their campaign page.

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        • #49
          try this: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=142412572463890 you don't have to be a facebook mamber to read the left hand side "Information" which is my guess an outline of a platform.

          She also has a twitter page: http://twitter.com/voteroxiemalone

          I would say, google the name of the candidate with the word edmonton and election and you're likely to get their campaign page.

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          • #50
            Speaking of twitter:

            Originally posted by Roxie's twitter page
            Is concerned how my platform has suddenly become koziak and hendriks platform, Hey u2, who writes your stuff? oh, wait, that would be me.
            Do you really believe that two of your oponents routinely steal your platform?

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            • #51
              I've seen her facebook page, that is not a professional web site. The City's web site links to facebook.

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              • #52
                Roxie,

                Thank you for taking the time to participate in the online candidates forum.

                My question to you is: Are you concerned that you are one of 3 pro-airport candidates running in Ward 2, and have you been approached to bow out of the race to minimize vote-splitting, thus increasing the likelihood of a pro-airport candidate being successful?

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                • #53
                  Dear Ander;
                  I have not been approached nor would I "bow out" to increase the chances of a pro-airport candidate getting in. While the other two pro airport candidates are focused on the closing, I am more focused on the democracy aspect of the decision to close the airport. For me, this race is every man/woman for him or herself. Thank you for your question.

                  And to grish; Do you really believe that two of your oponents routinely steal your platform? I didn't say "routinely" did I? At last nights forum, both Don and Tom jumped on my platform bandwagon, with statements that are directly from my brochure, statements that incidentally, neither had previously mentioned in any manner, until last night. At one point I actually thought there was an echo in the room as one candidate consistently repeated my platform almost word for word. Coincidence? I think not. Perhaps if they were more secure in their own positions and platforms, they wouldn't have to steal from others.

                  Thank you for your question.

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                  • #54
                    Roxie, last night you kept talking about democracy. Can you please define representative democracy, the type of democracy we have here.
                    They're going to park their car over there. You're going to park your car over here. Get it?

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                    • #55
                      Dear Gord;
                      "I think her platform is clear; keep the airport open. That's really the only thing she's said, well, besides how democracy is being violated or something (standard Envision Edmonton speech). I watched the Ward 2 debate tonight, and that's the only thing she spoke of". Really? Then you obviously have selective hearing. It's sad that you chose to hear what you wanted to hear, and dismissed the many issues that I spoke of last night that did not relate to either democracy or the airport. We do not have representative democracy in this city at the present time, as city council did not represent or even recognize a significant number of people who wanted the right to vote.

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                      • #56
                        Over 90.6% of the population of Edmonton didn't sign that petition. I think democracy was upheld in a few ways. City Council respected the democratic laws of the petition rules set out in the Municipal Government act, and they also saw that less than 10% of the population requested a plebiscite. Do you have an issue with the MGA rules? How is current council not representing the people? I would say council stood up for the vast majority of Edmontonians here who wish for the airport to just go away.

                        I'd say a more significant number of people are thankful that democratically elected city council stood up for them. 90.6 % of Edmonton wants the airport CLOSED.

                        So if your platform isn't all "airport must stay open" what else did you talk about at the forum ?

                        What are your plans post-election when you find yourself on the outside looking in? Are you going to whine and complain that some how democracy has failed?

                        Also - why didn't you answer my questions in my last post on this thread? Are you going to answer it? Also, you skipped over Jeff's questions as well... What up with that? If elected (good luck) will you be dodging questions like you are here?
                        Last edited by Medwards; 14-10-2010, 03:17 PM.
                        A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices.

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                        • #57
                          To medwards and others throwing out this stat...."90.6% of the population didn't want the airport".....90.6% of Edmontonians are not necessarily eligible to vote so you can throw that stat out the window! I stated in this thread and will state again... I will not be answering questions that are surrounded by derogatory, negative or presumptuous editorial comments. If you have a succinct question without the ignorant comments, I will be happy to answer it.

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                          • #58
                            Roxie,
                            If elected to council do you think it would be prudent to build a new Civic Centre/Complex to house all city departments under one roof. My feeling are that the city administration has offices scattered throughout the down town core. It seems it would be more economical to have them in one building.
                            Thank You.
                            Gone............................and very quickly forgotten may I add.

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                            • #59
                              To be fair, there are approximately 560,000 eligible voters in Edmonton (according to the 2007 election numbers anyway). So if we take into account the 75,000 valid signatures gathered by Envision Edmonton, that leaves 485,000 eligible voters who did not sign the petition (whether they had the opportunity or not does not matter).

                              If my math is correct, and it very well might not be, I believe that means that 13% of the eligible voting public signed the Envision Edmonton petition, leaving 87% who did not. The Municipal Government Act does not call for 10%+ of the eligible voting public though, it calls for 10%+ of the population.

                              You recently posted in this thread that:
                              We do not have representative democracy in this city at the present time, as city council did not represent or even recognize a significant number of people who wanted the right to vote.
                              3 of 13 councillors (or 23%) voted in line with the 13% of voters who signed the petition. I'd call that a representative government, and a very good one at that. One that not only recognized that a significant number of people wanted the right to vote, but that an even more significant number of people did not want the right to vote on this particular issue.

                              Ms. Malone-Richards, if elected will you make your decisions based on fact?

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                              • #60
                                Roxie - using what ever numbers you want to, you do realize that a distinct majority of the population of Edmonton did not sign the petition. Do you feel its okay to ignore the democratic wishes of those people, and instead place higher value on a small minority of very vocal people that wish to keep the airport open? Do you feel its okay to cheat 75-90% of Edmontonians that choose not to sign the petition out of their democratic rights?

                                By the way, in 1995, over 77% of Edmonton voted in a democratic plebiscite to have their scheduled air services out at the Edmonton International Airport. If elected (good luck) Will you respect those wishes, and make sure that there will be no return to scheduled services at YXD?
                                A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices.

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