Posted by Phil Andrews
One question and answer was excised from the recent Q & A feature with Guelph Coun. Gloria Kovach. It was dropped both for space reasons and because it was the only question not directly linked to Kovach's time/perspective on council.
Here is the exchange that was dropped from the feature:
As a former Guelph federal Conservative candidate, what’s next for that party’s fortunes in this riding?
I did run two elections ago, for a by-election and an election. I think it was one of the longest elections in Canadian history. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I can tell you that the Prime Minister was gracious enough to call me after Jen’s death and then he asked me go up (to Ottawa) and we had a lovely conversation. I think he’s doing a fantastic job. It’s unfortunate we don’t have a Conservative representative in the city, but at the same time there will be an election next year at some point. Whether I’m engaged in that campaign or not, I haven’t given thought to it.