Dear Voters, Friends, Comrades and Supporters,
We made a big impact even before the vote considering our size. In the final results we came close to breaking 100 votes, which is 44% higher than our previous vote. In the Student Vote however we got 10% of the vote (327 votes), and came in 2nd place at St. Catharines Collegiate.
We got extensive media coverage this election despite still being excluded from the St. Catharines Standard debate, who claimed their studio did not have enough space even though they didn't call me when the 4th candidate cancelled and even though next door the Welland Tribune, with fewer resources, had a debate with 5 candidates.
We got a 400 word column which was printed in the St.. Catharines Standard, Niagara Falls Review, Wellland Tribune, Ft. Erie Times, and Niagara Advance:
For this election we tried a new advertising option by buying space at the St Catharines downtown videoscreen terminal where we had a flash animation ad:
Ontario leader Liz Rowley's visit (see poster below) was covered by Niagara This Week:
The visit included a morning interview on 610 KDKA's Tom McConnell show:
I was also on the radio debating the Conservative and NDP candidate at Brock CFBU's The LGBTQI Hour, where our platform was the only one to include LGBTQI issues:
Other debates included
- an all-candidates forum at the Denis Morris Catholic Secondary School, where we got 13% of the Student Vote
- the Niagara Health Coalition and the Retired Teachers of Ontario Branch 14 all-candidates debate
- and the live televized TV Cogeco all-candidates debate as part of the "Behind the Ballot Niagara" program which was covered in Niagara This Week:
Please keep following this blog for more about the Communist Party in Niagara for after the election.