Special Constable ________, I Shake My Head at Your Ignorance

(Not All My Posts Will Be about the Police) This past Saturday I was involved in a charity ride called Ride for Refuge.  Ride for Refuge raises money for the displaced, vulnerable and exploited.  There were 864 people doing the ride in Waterloo. Catherine Fife was one of them.  Route distances varied from 10 km to 100 km.  There were a few different routes, so the riders were spread out over north Waterloo and Wilmot Township. I rode the 100 km route with 3 friends. As we were riding east along Hessen Strasse and approaching Moser Young Road, a middle-aged … Continue reading Special Constable ________, I Shake My Head at Your Ignorance

Tracey Weiler CPO Candidate – Waterloo Kitchener Byelection

Tracey Weiler our riding’s Conservative Party of Ontario candidate provided a response to our to questions. Thank you Dan for forwarding the response. Refer to the other candidate responses: Stacey Danckert Eric Davis Catherine Fife ———- Forwarded message ———- From: Dan Powers <dan.powers@ontariopc.net> Date: Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 5:16 PM Subject: RE: Your Questions for the Tracey Weiler Campaign To: Hi Graham, Thank you very much for your questions. Tracey has been knocking on hundreds of doors and meeting thousands of Kitchener-Waterloo residents over the course of this campaign. Because of her busy schedule, I’m afraid we will be unable to photograph Tracey with her … Continue reading Tracey Weiler CPO Candidate – Waterloo Kitchener Byelection

Catherine Fife NDP Candidate Kitchener Waterloo Byelection

Catherine Fife our ridings New Democratic Party of Ontario candidate provided a brief response to our to questions. We would love a more detailed response. Refer to the other candidate responses: Stacey Danckert Eric Davis Tracey Weiler ***************************************************************************** Graham Roe @roezone 23 Aug 12 @CFifeKW We have a few questions about your plans to support cycling at Queens Park wp.me/p17aR5-Dq #KitWat #onpoli #waterloobikes Catherine Fife @CFifeKW @roezone MPP @jonahschien has called for release of province wide cycling strategy. It is needed to improve cyclist safety #waterloobikes Continue reading Catherine Fife NDP Candidate Kitchener Waterloo Byelection

Eric Davis – Liberal Candidate Kitchener Waterloo Byelection

Eric Davis our ridings Liberal Party of Ontario Candidate provided a thorough response to our to questions. Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions and listen to our concerns! Refer to the other candidate responses: Stacey Danckert Catherine Fife Tracey Weiler *********************************************************************** How often do you ride your bicycle? If you do, why do you ride? I have a two-year old daughter, Isabella, and my wife and I are hoping to teach her how to ride a bike in the near future. Family bike rides are something that we are really looking forward to, and we want to teach … Continue reading Eric Davis – Liberal Candidate Kitchener Waterloo Byelection

Stacey Danckert and her bicycle – Green Party of Ontario – Kitchener Waterloo Byelection

Stacey Danckert our riding’s Green Party of Ontario candidate was the first to respond to our questions. Stacey, thank you for such a thoughtful response! Refer to the other candidate responses: Eric Davis Catherine Fife Tracey Weiler ****************************************************************************** I want to thank Peter Stirling for inviting me to respond to these questions as I think this is an issue that can easily get lost in the fray of an election. My responses are below and I should also say, I’m more than happy to talk directly to anyone interested in this issue via facebook. ● How often do you ride … Continue reading Stacey Danckert and her bicycle – Green Party of Ontario – Kitchener Waterloo Byelection

Kitchener Waterloo’s Byelection and Bicycling

Ever since Dalton McGuinty called the September 6th By Election in Waterloo I’m eager to hear if bicycling will enter the conversation. Especially since a cyclist’s death in our riding was one of the catalysts of the recent coroner’s report on cycling deaths in Ontario. Based on your feedback here’s what I’m asking the  leading candidates: How often  do you ride your bicycle? If you do, why do you ride? What are the top improvements needed in this riding to make bicycling better? Which of the recommendations in the coroners report caught your attention and why? How will you advocate on behalf of this riding’s cyclists at Queen’s Park? … Continue reading Kitchener Waterloo’s Byelection and Bicycling