Survey by Natasha Mooney and Chris Connolly
Apt613’s election correspondents have continued on in their intrepid task – tracking down Ottawa’s local candidates and finding out where they spend their happy hour. And while these details might not change your vote, they’ll give you a bit of a sneak preview as to exactly what kind of person your riding will send to the Hill.
Towards that end, election correspondents Natasha Mooney and Chris Connolly sent out a questionnaire to local candidates in a number of Ottawa ridings, asking them to identify their favourite summer festival, greasy meal, etc. To fill out our survey, we added three meaty questions to the mix:
1) What are your roots in your riding and how have you been involved in the community?
2) Why should our readers vote for you?
3) How would you contribute to the vibrancy of Ottawa’s arts and culture scene?
In our second installment of our investigative survey reports, we’ve got the candidates of Ottawa-Centre, with answers from candidates representing the four largest parties. (Oren Mazor, the candidate for the Pirate Party, didn’t respond to our attempts to contact him. If you know how we could get in touch please email us at email@example.com). Editor’s note: When we sent the questions out Mazor had indicated he would run – but he ended up not filing his papers in time and thus was not on the ballot.
Quirky fact: Beau’s made it to the favourite things list of three of the candidates. Find out which ones are prone to consuming the local brew below!