Cornwall Ontario – While we all are aware, or at least most of us are, of who the leaders are of the three main political parties in this upcoming Ontario election, do we know who are local options are?
We know our current MPP Jim McDonnell will win by default. Right now my dog Fitzy could win with a blue bandanda for a collar in this riding, and perhaps even the province under Doug Ford (who McDonnell didn’t support).
I mean when a large and historic fair has that up as a banner, essentially wanting him to be MPP so he wouldn’t be their Godwin’g mayor anymore what does that say about the silly berk?
As for the Libs? I’m still not sure they really have a riding association? I’m not saying they don’t, but last I heard a very silly woman who boycotts this newspaper was up for the nom? Just what we need, another school teacher with anger issues and no political understand….
Let me ask you dear viewers, how do you expect to get a majority of a riding to support and vote for you when you boycott the newspaper they read the most? Even those that hate CFN read it. It’s truly boggling. We’ve had zero communication from team red this entire term other. Judging from reading some of the other media locally not sure they’ve had much more?
As for the Dippers, I received an email from the party in Toronto informing me of their new candidate. They’re in a big push as this just may be Andrea’s big shot to ride through Kathy’s political ashes. Sadly, the young man who won the nom has boycotted this newspaper, and has his work cut out for him. Orange Crushes are not something to bet the rent on.
As a Hyper Non Partisan voter myself I go one election at a time. I owe no allegiance to any party; buy memberships to them all, and will switch depending on which party earns my support.
As a news editor and publisher I’m the same. We have a clear Mission and Vision statement and our viewers understand that what we cover isn’t mandated the same way as traditional corporate media.
Relationships are two way streets though. Our audience gets that even if some of these wannabee political wonks don’t. I was chatting with a fringe party candidate this morning and shared that if we for example, don’t sell political ads then how are we supposed to devote resources to cover debates and events? And if there’s no coverage then it becomes even more expensive to get the brand and message delivered to the public.
While some amateur politicos think facebook is a replacement for editorial support and real advertising it’s not.
Nothing against facebook, but it’s not and should not be a replacement for advertising. Especially as facebook and social media companies don’t have boots on the ground or provide all the other values that media outlets like this one do. If any editor sees a bunch of ads on social media by one party and not so many in their own outlet and others in the market do you think that will impact any support to that party or candidate?
One party was actually stupid enough to send me a release about their new TV ad. I emailed them back and shared that if they didn’t buy ad space in CFN for the ad why on earth should I care? I mean, we support video and audio ads too and have a far bigger market than some of the places they have bought ad space? Would you trust those folks with leading a government if you had my vote? 🙂
So I sit here in downtown Cornwall pondering who to vote for? I am leaning towards one party already, but I’m not sure I can vote for them based on the track record of the local riding association and pathetic candidate. I’ll wait and see how this campaign evolves, especially locally. It’ll be interesting to see if we’re blocked from covering debates as in previous elections?
This community can be that undemocratic and unprofessional. It’s truly boggling….
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Who will you be voting for dear CFN Ontario viewers? Please post your comments below and if you can please say which riding you’re in.