Voter dissatisfaction common on campaign trail

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Liberal candidate says voters want change in Ottawa

Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley Liberal candidate Jim Burrows has been hearing a lot of voter dissatisfaction on the campaign trail. He says voters are seeking a change in direction in Ottawa. Darrell Cole – Amherst Daily News

 

AMHERST - Jim Burrows is hearing a common thread among the voters as he campaigns in both sides of the riding for the May 2 election.

The Liberal candidate in Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley is hearing voter dissatisfaction with the Conservative government under Prime Minister Stephen Harper and they are ready to go in another direction.

"One of the main things I'm hearing is people are tired of Stephen Harper, it's something I'm hearing at a lot of doorsteps," said Burrows. "They feel we have a government that ignores democracy and doesn't respect them."

This is Burrows second attempt at winning the seat for the Liberals in this riding. Burrows finished third to Conservative Scott Armstrong in the 2009 byelection to replace longtime Conservative and Independent MP Bill Casey.

Along with hearing how upset people are with the Conservatives, Burrows is also hearing a couple of other common themes including dissatisfaction with negative attack ads and a young population that is increasingly indifferent to the political process. It's something Burrows saw as he went door to door.

 

dcole@amherstdaily.com

 

 

 

 

Organizations: Conservatives

Geographic location: Ottawa, Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley

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  • Dawn
    April 14, 2011 - 07:43

    You can't just blame Stephen Harper and his Conservative government. Things here have taking a drastic turn into the toilet when Darrell Dexter took the seat that Rodney McDonald used to hold. Everyone out west told us, "put the NDP in office and they will destroy your government like they did ours"...I can say that I didn't destroy our government but everyone who voted NDP did and now we are paying for it.

  • David Smithers
    April 13, 2011 - 16:55

    Maybe Burrows should listen to the people about negative attack ads himself and stop the negative talk on his Facebook. You don't have a chance in this lifetime of beating out Armstrong anyway.