Weblogs as a Political Tool

Yesterday I lauded Councillor Philip Brown for his call for the banning of cosmetic pesticides in Charlottetown. I also mentioned that he was the only Councillor to publish his email address on the City of Charlottetown’s website.

Within the hour, I had a note from Bruce Garrity, another City Councillor, noting that he had just had the City publish his email address. I emailed him back and asked for his take on the banning of cosmetic pesticides. Last night Bruce responded.

What’s more, when Bruce’s email address was added to the list [PDF file], so were the email addresses of the Mayor and all Councillors but Clifford Lee, Daniel Redmond and Mitch Tweel.

This isn’t disarming Iraq. But all politics, they say, is local.

There are 10 wards in Charlottetown. There are now two councillors (at least) on the record supporting this ban. I’ll email the rest, and ask them for their positions. Watch this space.


Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on March 12, 2003 - 17:25 Permalink

Yes, I sent an email to Bruce suggesting that he have City Hall staff check the list.

Jevon's picture
Jevon on March 12, 2003 - 19:10 Permalink

Now, to get these politicians blogging. That would be a leap!

Andrew Chisholm's picture
Andrew Chisholm on March 12, 2003 - 20:16 Permalink

mayor@city.charlottetown.pe.ca is checked by city clerks, not the mayor.

On several occasions I have emailed the mayor only to get a reply from one of MacDonald’s clerks. Very disappointing.

Rob Paterson's picture
Rob Paterson on March 14, 2003 - 18:48 Permalink

By the way what is all this virtual Charlottetown stuff(shit) — the most pathetic set of web pages I have seen for a long time. How much money did they get?

Christopher's picture
Christopher on March 15, 2003 - 04:17 Permalink

er, I believe you are looking at $9 million worth of world class technology there, Rob. And several years of work by well-known world class players. Should make you proud to be a taxpayer.

Alan's picture
Alan on March 15, 2003 - 21:43 Permalink

Makes me proud as a shining new taxpayer that is actually paying for it soon…