In a normal election period, the writ would have just dropped and we would be off to the races. Instead we have been campaigning since August 2nd. Today was my first all candidates meeting co-sponsored by the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and the Peninsula News Review. Take note Globe and Mail - radical concept. All parties invited. Every candidate given equal time.
Meanwhile Stephen Harper claims to have posted a surplus for 2014-2015. This sleight of hand has its roots in putting on the brakes on promised spending. Nearly $9 billion not spent - taken from First Nations communities, transportation infrastructure, purchases of military equipment and (yes, really...) processing applications for refugees. Way to balance the budget.