Campaign hypocrisy

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

To the Editor:
It’s that time of year again. The time where we get bombarded with campaign flyers and speeches about whom we should vote for. While I don’t intend to knock the importance of democracy and student elections, I do wish to point out something I noticed the other day.

While walking through the University Community Centre atrium I was handed a flyer for Chris Reynolds outlining his campaign strategy. I recognize environmental sustainability has become HUGE in the last couple years as politicians finally address this crucial issue. Imagine my excitement when I learned Chris’ campaign platform included a long-term plan for environmental sustainability.

However, I was extremely disappointed that I was reading these “good intentions” off a piece of non-recyclable paper. These flyers inevitably get thrown out or tossed aside by busy students who likely don’t even read them. If you want to align yourself with sustainability, why not begin with your campaign methods? Candidates, please be more careful not to contradict yourselves in the future!
"Kim Cavicchia

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