I AM NOT IMPRESSED with how the municipal candidates are presenting themselves in the short civic byelection campaign. Even those of us in the news media are finding it hard to relate to viewers, listeners and readers what the views of the various candidates are.
That’s not easy when you have a short campaign, few forums to air your views, little time for door knocking (still the most effective method of campaigning), and little time to raise much in the way of campaign funds.
But I would have thought more candidates would have set up Facebook pages to get their views out, maybe done some flyer distribution to tell us what they have planned. Maybe spent a bit on advertising, especially for the mayoralty candidates.
Doug Collins is the Director of News, Information and Television Operations at CFJC-TV. Doug has been on the air in Kamloops since 1970. He was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada in 2008.