"Here’s a GREAT plan for vote swapping that we came up with today. Let’s match Green voters in Vancouver Island North with NDP voters in Saanich-Gulf Islands – and swap votes between two island ridings on the Catch-22 list!
"yes and all elections thereafter pols will be paying a hell of a lot more attention to their constituents especially if we keep the light shining on their actions, not words, as they work to make the changes WE want."
"The very best Liberal campaign... an excellent campaign, in fact Liberal Noor Ahmed... young, dynamic, popilar Courtenay city councillor, came third behind NDP and Con. All polling projections I have seen (project Democracy, Ekos, for example give…"
"@ ernie -- re:getting greens and liberals to vote smart, not heart
A fellow Catch22er turned my attention to a possible solution. Vote swapping or pairing. If you're not familiar with it, check it out @
If this movement could gain some…"
"Unfortunately getting people elected is about picking sides. It's just that this time it may not be the side you have traditionally voted for in order to get the Liberals into office overall. I've tended to vote Liberal for most of my life…"
"jeff, have you considered http://voteswap.ca/Main_Page
this came to cvforum, an egroup in the valley....
Vancouver Island North is one of the 20 or so "close" ridings. So is Moncton, New Brunswick. …"
"i thought we could run this campaign without endorsing a candidate, just tell people to watch the polls and vote for the candidate who is closest to duncan.
but given the voting record, the ndp are clearly the front runners.
"I understand that Catch 22 is producing and printing brochures it plans to distribute asking people to vote for Rona-Rae Leonard.
As a Liberal I feel it is a shame that Catch 22 has chosen to not just pick sides in this riding, and…"
"Something else to take into account is the population growth of the Comox Valley and who these new people are going to vote for since they were not here for the last election.
"The Comox Valley has historically experienced one of the…"
"I don't think this has anything to do with how long you have been living in a riding but in your personal actions and activities that serve the community. Ronna-Rae is a two-term Courtenay councillor with a high profile - I know this because…"
"I have lived in the valley since June 2008. Not a long time.
However, in this time, I have seen and heard a lot of Ronna Rae Leonard.
All good causes, all leadership roles, and all positive!
She is a very strong candidate, and I am thrilled…"
"I think this election is about finding the best-fitting person (whatever the party) that has the best chance to take out the Conservatives. They obviosuly have to belong to one party or another - unavoidable. In this case it's NDP, but on…"