Like the campaigns themselves, Open Sources Guelph will kick its election coverage into high gear this week with the first of our candidate profiles. We published a full schedule of the interviews we have arranged, and in the weeks to come, we invite all voters in Guelph to tune and listen to our interviews with all the candidates and make your own mind about who to vote for on October 19.
This Thursday, September 10, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will talk with Marijuana Party candidate Kornelis Klevering.
This is the third time that “Brother Kase” Klevering has run in Guelph for the Marijuana Party, having run for the party in both the 2008 and 2011 election. He finished in fifth place in 2008 and in sixth place in 2011, but the number of votes cast for him increased between the two cycles. The question is: with legalization at the forefront of many party platforms this election, can Klevering and his fellow MPC candidates capitalize on the shifting social fabric?
Klevering also came to national prominence in the last couple of years through a series of court cases meant to overturn the 2011 Guelph election result because of interference from the robocall scandal of 2011. The case went all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada and ultimately came to not just this past summer when the court refused to overturn the 2011 results. We’ll ask Klevering about that as well.
We will tackle the Marijuana Party’s platform and its path to legalization, but we will also talk about the issues Guelphites want to know about this election including education, the economy, and the plight of immigrants. We will also be happy to take your questions, feel free to ask us via e-mail, social media or through the comment section below what you want to hear about from Klevering or any of the Federal election candidates running in Guelph this campaign.
Open Sources is live on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca at 5 pm on Thursday.