YEG City Councilor Byelection Candidate, Edmonton, Alberta
February XVIIIth, MMXVI
Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder
I for one would like to commend Mr. Shane Bergdahl, the President of the Millwoods Presidents Council of Community Leagues for his hosting of the forum at the wonderful J. Percy Page High School last night. I'd also like to commend the school (which is an amazingly stunning facility) & the @yegfoodbank for getting together with the Community Leagues in order to have a food donation bin set up at the forum. Furthermore, the Ward XII resident who came up with that idea was quite smart & I applaud him for it.
As for the forum format, people have been maligning it in texts & emails & calls both last night & today. I find this absolutely ludicrous as President Bergdahl did his very best to insure it was fair to all. The dilemma with the affixed time concept of having to stop by 9:15PM MST in order to clear the room by the legally required 9:30PM MST doesn't leave much room for the President & the school administrative & janitorial staffs to work with. So I think that President Bergdahl's concept of raw & rapid-fire "yes" & "no" answers gives the voting populace in attendance & the media an instant satisfying of their immediate needs as to where their next potential Ward XII City Councilor stands on any issue(s.)
"Shane, Come Back Shane",
Source: "The Campaign II Elect R. Joey Koopmans Ward XII YEG City Councilor."