COMMUNICATION, EDUCATION & ENGAGEMENT
We live in a society that uses
technology in order to make our life better and to be
able to accomplish so much more than ever before. Hence,
when a Candidates debate is called for a certain place
and time, it just may not fit into one's busy schedule.
Northern Life recorded the entire two hour
Sudbury Riding debate by the
Ontario Provincial Candidates on video and has posted it
so that "everyone" in the riding has the opportunity to
become informed about the party platforms and to see
their candidates in action "on demand" whenever they
have time. They can even "fast-forward" the video so
that it will take much less than two hours.
I host a weekly radio show called
The Learning Clinic Meet The Candidates Radio
Show, every Monday at 12 noon. Since a lot
of people are unable to tune in to the live broadcast, I
video record the interviews and keep them archived so
people can access them at any time,
This is the world in which we live.
We must accept and use technology to our advantage.
I look forward to using technology to communicate with
my constituents and to help improve the opportunity for
local residents to become truly engaged in their
I think that each member of City
Council should have their own Facebook Site and even a
web site where the Councillor can keep in touch with
constituents and answer questions. This will be archived
over the four years so that it becomes a source of
education for all voters. It will be like an on-going
history of the term.
I will also be continuing with my
Monday afternoon live talk radio show at Lauentian
University. I will be inviting fellow Councillors and
the Mayor to join me at least once a month to discuss
issues that we are dealing with at City Council. This
will hopefully become a call-in show where local
residents can ask questions. The radio show is streamed
and is also video recorded so that people can watch the
show at their convenience.
The next ten years is going to be
all about communication, education and engagement. We
must embrace modern technology if we are going to be a
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