"Hi there, our Ottawa meeting tonight will finalize flyers, t-shirts, posters and strategy. Also we'll look at media.
At the last meeting of 20 people, it was agreed to analyze the Ottawa West-Nepean polling from the last election, focus on…"
""Perhaps an open letter to the voters of Ottawa West would be a good start...just listing bits of information that we've gathered."
That's exactly what Catch 22 hopes to accomplish in ridings like OWN. Hope you'll get…"
I don't live in Ottawa West either, Ottawa Center, but it has been identified as a Catch22 riding where there may be a chance of defeating a Conservative, not only a lowly Conservative, but John Baird a pivotal neo-con.
I don't live in Ottawa West, does it count that I grew up there?The reason I'm here is that I am alarmed and dismayed by the Reform Par...oops, Conservative Party of Canada. The values are wrong and the ignorance is appalling. I'm living the Mike Harris nightmare all over again. Strategic voting is a tricky thing. It would demand serious strategy. Perhaps an open letter to the voters of Ottawa West would be a good start...just listing bits of information hat we've gathered.Tracy Morey See More
It looks like you are the "Official" go to person for Catch-22 in Ottawa. A couple of questions.
1) I filed a complaint with Elections Canada in regard to another matter. In their response they detailed election spending requirements that appear to indicate that any spending I do on behalf of, or in association with, Catch-22 becomes a reportable expense. can you confirm your understanding of this?
2) I want to create a "landing page" on Catch-22. My current intent is to distribute flyers that reference Catch-22. The flyers contain a print URL which leads to a page of URLs each of which references a set of polling stations, provides a Google map of the precinct boundaries, and shows the breakdown of the vote. My premise is that once electors view the vote splits on the left, and the way these vote splits serve to elect CPC by default, then they will act in their own best interests by voting strategically. Just in working with the raw data I am quite amazed at how close the races were and the degree to which the results skewed left but elected right. Not quite sure how I go about creating the landing page (I know CSS and HTML etc, I am unfamiliar with the CMS that underlies Catch-22) nor quite sure who I need to contact to obtain Catch-22 approvals for use of Catch-22 name.
3) Issues in 2 above will likely be common in all 22 ridings. Have not found a page on Catch-22 that describes how to go about getting approval for creation of Catch-22 associated literature. This might be something to add.
4) Will forward the Elections Canada email later tonight. I work nights at the moment and am a little rushed for time.