Volume 94, Issue 48

Thursday, November 23, 2000


NEWS

Operation Massive loses over $30,000

Student gets promoted As PM

Affiliates looking for piece of pie

Layman House closes

Remembrance Day bill introduced in Ontario

Fantino asks for less cell phone use

London North Centre candidates get candid - contenders answer light-hearted questions

London North Centre candidates get candid - contenders answer light-hearted questions

Joe Fontana - Liberal Party incumbent


Q: What was the last CD you bought?

A: Santana, "Smooth".



Q: What was the wildest thing you ever did during your university years?

A: I spent my first year at the University of Waterloo studying engineering. I may have blown up a lab or two, but unintentionally, I might add.



Q: What well known Canadian figure do you identify with or admire and why?

A: Pierre Trudeau and my dad. Pierre Trudeau just made such a profound impression on me. I went out and joined the Liberal Party because of him. My dad taught me my work ethic. He used to say the only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.



Q: What's your drink of choice?

A: Ameretto, tequila shooters and red wine.



Q: If you could bring three things to a deserted island, what would they be?

A: I'd bring my drums, because that's what I do to relax and a good book. I'd also bring golf clubs. I love to relax, get out there and take out all my frustration on a little white ball.



Q: If your party leader could be a superhero, which superhero would he be and why?

A: I don't have a superhero comparison, but to a certain extent, Jean Chretien is a hero to me. He's a compassionate and passionate man.



Nancy Branscombe - Canadian Alliance


Q: What was the last CD you bought?

A: It would have to be Andrea Boccelli's new album, "Arias". I've always been a real opera buff.



Q: What was the wildest thing you ever did during your university years?

A: I was never that wild. There might have been a time when I drank too much, couldn't hold my liquor and then upchucked for most of the night.



Q: What well known Canadian figure do you identify with or admire and why?

A: I guess I'd have to choose Barbara Amiel, Conrad Black's wife, because she's irreverant and always marching to her own drum and I respect that. She is a bright and interesting woman and she has always spoken her own mind.



Q: What's your drink of choice?

A: I'd have to say Scotch.



Q: If you could bring three things to a deserted island, what would they be?

A: I'd bring a dictionary, my husband and a soft pillow.



Q: If your party leader could be a superhero, which superhero would he be and why?

A: I'd have to say Stockwell Day would be Batman, because he's trying to save the country and he knows how to rock 'em and sock 'em.



Colleen Redmond - New Democratic Party


Q: What was the last CD you bought?

A: Phish, because I really love their sound. I have three teenagers and they're always getting me interested in their music.



Q: What was the wildest thing you ever did during your university years?

A: I didn't go to university, but I did take some courses. I'm running for a federal office and I can't think of anything I'd like to have get out in the open. But, I did have a lot of fun [in my youth].



Q: What well known Canadian figure do you identify with or admire and why?

A: I'd have to say David Suzuki, because he's taken a stand on many issues which most scientists won't even touch or acknowledge.



Q: What's your drink of choice?

A: No comment.



Q: If you could bring three things to a deserted island, what would they be?

A: Well, I guess a knife on a practical level and a flint to start fires. I'd also bring a stocked fridge with a very long extension chord.



Q: If your party leader could be a superhero, which superhero would she be and why?

A: Alexa McDonough would be Wonder Woman, because she can put that cord around people and make them tell the truth.



Lorie Johnson - Progressive Conservative Party


Q: What was the last CD you bought?

A: I guess it would have to be the latest by Diana Krall. I'm a big fan of jazz.



Q: What was the wildest thing you ever did during your university years?

A: I wasn't too wild. I was married at 17 and worked to put my husband through university. I took courses at university after I had children, but I guess being married at 17 is kind of wild.



Q: What well known Canadian figure do you identify with or admire and why?

A: Off the top of my head, I'm not quite sure. I guess I'll say Shania Twain, because "man, I feel like a woman."



Q: What's your drink of choice?

A: I'm pretty boring. I drink a lot of water.



Q: If you could bring three things to a deserted island, what would they be?

A: Sunscreen, a bag of books and a sailboat so I could get off the island.



Q: If your party leader could be a superhero, which superhero would he be and why?

A: He's not exactly a superhero, but I would say Joe Clark is like William Wallace from Braveheart, because he strongly believes in his country. He is willing to fight the good fight, no matter what the cost.




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