Out of the three candidates left, only the campaign worker for one of the candidates bothered to email a response, followed by the candidate himself emailing me. The fact that a local candidate contacted me in this riding has weighed significantly to how I am voting. That personal effort to talk with me is greatly appreciated.
strategic voting also plays into account. If the local MP and the PM are of the same party, this riding is looked favorably on by the sitting government. If the local MP doesn’t match the party of the PM, this riding gets the shaft.
While I have supported the NDP in the past, including volunteered on a couple of campaigns, that is not happening this time. (Sorry Jack, that moustache has to go). I am not looking at the federal leaders from any party, if I do then I would have to hold my nose when voting.
So who am I voting for? Good question, when I get my ballot at the polling station, I will make my mind up then. Maybe.