All candidates forum respectful
Despite a low attendance at the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce all-candidates forum on Oct. 15 at Bert Church Theatre (see editorial below), we feel it was a success.
All of the candidates were respectful, well spoken and informative.
During the election campaign there has been a number of controversial issues including the creation of a slate of four candidates called Team Airdrie United.
Many residents are concerned about bringing party politics into municipal government and asking questions about what ties the organization has to the provincial Wildrose Party.
Surprisingly, this issue was not brought up at the forum at all.
Candidates kept their opening statements and answers to questions very short, concise and respectful of each other.
There was no mud slinging or accusations, just 15 people explaining to residents how they would deal with the city’s issues and what they see for the future of Airdrie.
We commend the candidates for their tact and decorum. Residents attended the forum to learn about how the candidates would make Airdrie a better place if they were elected and that is what they heard.
We hope the forum helped citizens make an informed decision about who to vote for on Oct. 21.