Three candidates have confirmed their attendance at our Forum on May 3rd at 2 pm. David Xiao, through his campaign manager, has declined our invitation. Here is his response to our invitation. I wanted to present this so you can decide for yourself regarding his rationale for not attending…with 17 days notice…..
“Dear Mr. Burns:
We are in receipt of your invitation below, and thank you for thinking of us, and more specifically, David Xiao, our PCAA candidate. I brought t…his issue up at our Campaign Meeting last night, and after quite some deliberation it was unanimously decided, with David Xiao present, that this would not be the highest and best use of Mr. Xiao’s time. The times suggested are prime door-knocking hours, and Mr. Xiao, who is looking to accomplish a third term, vastly prefers one-on-one conversations with constituents, and this is a continuation of his face-to-face efforts in which he has been engaged for the past 6 years. At the rate at which he makes his rounds, the forum timing would prevent him from meeting a substantial number of constituents, who generally also want to spend time with Mr. Xiao. As there are less than 20 days left in the campaign, every hour is precious.
Therefore, on behalf of the Edmonton-McClung PCAA and David Xiao, we thank you and respectfully decline your kind invitation, and wish you success in this endeavor with the other candidates.
Sincerely, and on behalf of David Xiao:
the David Xiao Campaign.
We welcome all to attend including the candidates who will be in attendance:
AP John Hudson [Twitter]
NDP Lorne Dach
WR Steve Thompson [Facebook, Twitter]
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