The NDP Candidate appears unwilling to take questions from his Constituents...
I would like to thank the Presidents of the Kootenay-Columbia Liberal, Green and Conservative Associations and the Campaign Manager for the PPC Candidate for their quick response and willingness to participate in bringing democracy to Kootenay-Columbians via a non-partisan debate challenge.
NDP Candidate, Wayne Stetski, was quick to accept the challenge in the media, however, close to a month later and after multiple attempts to contact him the debate Committee, comprised of representatives from each Candidate, has yet to hear directly from him. Last election he had the following to say on this very topic:
"...one will have to wonder whether or not Mr. Wilks is really willing to take questions from his constituents in a public forum. Is he really willing to debate his opponents?”
The NDP Candidate must be willing to be held to the same account as he held David Wilks to during the last election. It appears that he jumped at the opportunity for the media coverage, however, when it came time to actually commit he didn't deliver on his promise. I would hope that Mr. Stetski is indeed willing to take questions from his Constituents and as such am re-issuing my debate challenge to him.
Will you, Wayne Stetski, accept the challenge to bring democracy to the people of Kootenay-Columbia via these debates and follow-through by contacting the debate committee? I look forward to hearing from you.
Rob Morrison, Conservative Candidate for Kootenay-Columbia.