As a voter I've been frustrated during my last-minute-scramble to edumicate myself about local candidates before I run out to the polling station. (Citizenship is only something we need to worry about during an election after all.)
That's when I find there is nothing online
. For federal parties and candidates, yes. But not a lot local ridings. There are only 308 federal ridings in Canada. How much effort would it take to videotape every debate and post them online, assuming one person from each riding took responsibility?
Not a lot.
But technical hurdles and manpower might not be the ultimate obstacle to complete coverage of these events.
Blip.Tv is hosting 234 MB Windows Media file
, 170 MB iPod compatible MPEG-4
and MP3 audio file
. YouTube copy can be found here. Transcript published here.
Labels: 2008-09-25, Calgary Centre-North, Candidate, debate, Doug James, Eric Donovan, Jason McNeil, Jim Prentice, John Chan, Peggy Askin, Riding