PtboPics: Author Ann Douglas At The Mother Of All Book Launches At Glow Maternity

Last night at Glow Maternity, Peterborough's Ann Douglas (a contributor to PtboCanada) launched her completely revised and updated edition of The Mother of All Pregnancy Books.

The first copy of the new book being signed

Ann Douglas (pictured at right) discussing her new book


[Contributed by PtboCanada's Julie Morris]

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Peterborough's Ann Douglas Asks Election Canada To Crack Down On Online Political Debates That Turn Into Personal Attacks


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Election Peterborough: How Social Media Will Have An Impact (And How To Interact With Local Candidates)

In the past, it was much easier for politicians to avoid any meaningful dialogue with constituents while they were out on the campaign trail: to hide behind attack ads or to stick to carefully prepared key messages written by party spin doctors.

That is beginning to change, thanks to social media.

We, the citizens of Peterborough, can now do the following:

 • engage with the political candidates on Twitter and on Facebook, asking that they run a campaign that is about issues and that they steer clear of personal attacks, half-truths, and hyperbole;
• insist that they provide factual, verifiable answers about their political record and that they spell out their plans for our riding in as much detail as possible;
• attend public events featuring the candidates and share audio and video footage of those presentations with our fellow voters via social media;
write to the candidates about issues that matter to us and share their responses so that everyone can benefit from what we learn.
I intend to monitor the Facebook pages and Twitter feeds for Dean Del Mastro (CPC), Betsy McGregor (Lib), Dave Nickle (NDP), and the Green Party candidate (when that person is declared). I hope you will, too.

I hope you'll ask them questions and engage them in conversation so that, come voting day, you'll have a clear sense of which candidate will do the best job of representing the interests of the citizens of Peterborough Riding.


Dean Del Mastro
twitter: @votedelmastro

Betsy McGregor
twitter: @betsymcgregor

Dave Nickle
twitter: @davenickle

[written by PtboCanada contributor Ann Douglas]

[Related: Election Race Has Begun In Peterborough (And Jabs Already Starting To Fly)]

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Most Clever Political Lawn Sign We've Seen In The Patch So Far












[via Ann Douglas on Facebook

[Related: Paul Ayotte & Daryl Bennett mayoral lawn signs]

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