By Enrique Massot
The County News
As a candidate for Div. 1, this scribe won’t be able to report the news because of potential or perceived conflict.
Secondly, having had a hard time letting go writing stories, this candidate is now in full catch-up campaign mode.
However, the County News will remain as a place where information can be found and readers can comment. To achieve that, this publication will open the ELECTION 2017 section, where all Rocky View candidates will be welcome to submit their platforms and other messages to electors, unedited.
Candidates can send their submissions in emails or as attached documents. Postings should be around 750 words maximum. Photos, about two per submission, are accepted.
Beside candidates, opinion pieces from residents or organizations will be accepted as well.
In addition, the section CANDIDATE CONTRIBUTIONS will give an opportunity to candidates that so choose to disclose their election campaign contributions prior to the Oct. 16 election.
The Local Authorities Election Act mandates disclosure of contributions–four months after the election.
Early voluntary disclosure will allow voters to make a more informed choice, empowering citizens and improving the democratic process.