HAT Forum, Sat. April 23, OISE, 11am - 1pm Election 2011

HAT FORUM Sat. April 23, 2011, 11am - 1pm.
Location:  OISE, 252 Bloor Street W,ROOM 11-204
Topic: Election Canada 2011 – Decision
Facilitator:  Robin Russell.

How do you decide which candidate and party to elect?
Do you “belong” to one party and always vote for them? Why? If not, what issues typically motivate your vote? Should we fear a coalition government? Why or why not?
In this election, what issues are most important to you? Here are some, in no particular order.  Add others if you wish:
  • Economy
    • Credit card rates
    • HST
    • taxation
    • accumulated national debt
  • Political honesty; integrity
    • Leaders
    • Party
  • Autocratic versus democratic leadership
  • Health Care
  • Crime
    • Long gun registry
    • Additional Penitentiaries
    • Internet surveillance and Warrant-less Wiretapping
  • Military spending
    • fighter jets
    • submarines
  • Immigration
  • Women, Gender issues, LGBTq issues, Equality issues
Any final thoughts on representative democracy, and how well it works.