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Kitchener-Waterloo All-candidates Meeting for the 2008 Federal Election


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Contents

Opening statements

Telegdi (Liberal)

Braid (Conservative)

MacLellan (Green)

Jacobsen (NDP)

Huntingdon (Action Party)


Questions from student associations, Imprint (student newspaper), etc.

More and more students are needing loans and accumulating large debts. What will you do to help that?

Braid

MacLellan

Jacobsen

Huntingdon

Telegdi

Braid (reply)


How much would you invest in university research? What are the strings attached?

MacLellan

Jacobsen

Huntingdon

Telegdi

Braid

MacLellan (reply)


C-61 invoked a great deal of concern. Where would you stand on the issue of copyright reform? What steps would you take if a bill were tabled?

Jacobsen

Huntingdon

Telegdi

Braid

MacLellan

Jacobsen (reply)


What would you do to financially help international students?

Huntingdon

Telegdi

Braid

MacLellan

Jacobsen

Huntingdon


Only 25% of aboriginal population has post sec education. What would you do to ensure aboriginal population has resources to attend post sec?

Telegdi

Braid

MacLellan

Jacobsen

Huntingdon

Telegdi (reply)


Questions from the floor

25 and 5 year plan: What is your plan for reducing poverty? Across Canada and in KW?

Braid

MacLellan

Jacobsen

Huntingdon

Telegdi

Braid (reply)


If Canada was home, what would you hang on the door?

MacLellan

Jacobsen

Huntingdon

Telegdi

Braid

MacLellan (reply)


"Better Aid Bill" C-293 will let you ask CIDA about progress. How will you use that to ensure better aid and development?

Jacobsen

Huntingdon

Telegdi

Braid

MacLellan

Jacobsen (reply)


Conditions for Afghanistan people have become much better. Why haven't we heard about this? Do you think removing troops will help?

Huntingdon

Telegdi

Braid

MacLellan

Jacobsen

Huntingdon (reply)


There's been discussion about North American Union, including integrating the currencies. Is this a possibility? Will you embrace it?

Telegdi

Braid

MacLellan

Jacobsen

Huntingdon

Telegdi (reply)


One of the biggest problem is alienation felt by young people in the political process. Is this a concern? What do you and your party propose to re-engage this generation in the voting process and reduce voter apathy?

Braid

MacLellan

Jacobsen

Huntingdon

Telegdi

Braid (reply)


Closing remarks

MacLellan

Jacobsen

Huntingdon

Telegdi

Braid

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