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Chamber of Commerce All Candidate 'Debate' lackluster & lame
QC Sentinel Editorial
By Arthur Topham
'Lackluster', 'old hat', 'par for the course' and 'lame' are terms that come to mind when I think about the recent all candidates meeting at Correlieu Senior Secondary hosted by the Quesnel & District Chamber of Commerce.
There are likely various reasons why I got this impression but more specifically I think it had something to do with the fact that the event, in terms of public's awareness of it, was severely lacking and in that regard I would have to point a finger at Quesnel's own home town newspaper the Quesnel Cariboo Observer for not having advertised it sufficiently (or even at all). If the chamber advertised it they must have done so via the local radio or via cable tv as I didn't see any announcement from them either of them in the Observer (I double checked the last two editions leading up to the October 27th gathering and not a single word was found). On top of this Quesnel's local tv network, Shaw, was unavailable to film the event. It begs the question as to who organized it on a date where the visual media would be unable to cover it. Fortunately some of the candidates, in particular Ron Paull's team, were able to video the proceedings and will likely be furnishing Shaw with footage soon.
Judging from the volume of campaign signs covering the slope leading up to Quesnel's Gold Pan City welcome sign at the junction of Hwy 97 N and the Barkerville Hwy mayoral candidate Ron Paull is red hot and full of imaginative slogans.