Jilian Saweczko, the Conservative candidate for our ward, did not attend the only all candidates debate in York South–Weston, which was held tonight.
The start of the debate was delayed in the hopes that Saweczko would arrive. Organizers kept an empty chair for her throughout the night.
At the end of the debate, the moderator said “If I could just clarify one thing… we did actually send three, or four? … five invitations to [Jilian Saweczko]; we got a reply from the campaign manager saying she would be here. Her website is Jilian.ca. If you would like to send a question or a comment, be my guest. Ask about democracy.”
Before submitting these questions to our major Federal Election candidates, Weston Web invites readers to add their own through the comments facility of this article. These will be added to the list and presented to candidates on Wednesday, April 13. Responses from candidates will be published as they are received.
An All Candidates Meeting for the upcoming Federal Election will be held on Wednesday, April 13th at the Mount Dennis Legion, 1050 Weston Road, just south of Eglinton (west side), from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Weston Village Residents’ Association, the Mount Dennis Community Association, the Greenhills Community Association and the Silverthorn Ratepayers’ Association.
Two more candidates have announced that they will be running in the York South – Weston federal election. Sonny Day will be running for the Green Party, and Jilian Saweczko will be running for the Conservatives.
Day does not appear to have run for election before. According to his bio, he works as a consultant at York University and has lived in Weston for more than 10 years. He has worked with the Greens since 2008. His first campaign meeting was tonight.
Saweczko has run for the Conservatives twice before, in 1997 and in 2008. Those times, she ran in the Parkdale – High Park riding, where she lives. According to her MySpace page, she is an entrepreneur and internet consultant (and makes more than $250,000 a year!). She sells prepaid legal services and Tupperware.
Alan Tonks is the incumbent and will be running for the Liberals. He will be starting his campaign on April 2, with a grand opening of his campaign office from 2pm to 4pm.
Mike Sullivan, longtime Weston activist and resident, is running for the NDP, and was first out of the gate. He launched his campaign before the election was even announced.