Facebook proved a useful tool for engaging candidates in the Maple Ridge-Mission riding.
British Columbia History editor Andrea Lister posted the questions from the Step Up for History campaign brief (pdf) to the Facebook page of each candidate in her Maple-Ridge Mission riding. Within 37 minutes, she received this response from Green candidate Peter Tam:
“We have a Heritage Conservation Act. Like more capital expenditure the greens will match Fed and municipal funding for any major project such as the local museum slotted with a new downtown development. A physical building will allow unlimited number of activities for the community, a gathering place to build community and educated.
“[I am g]etting involved [in history in my community] by volunteering and participating in events that links with Historical society, also involve with fundraiser with Community foundation and Rotary that donate to the Historical society.
“In addition, I would like to introduce ways and means for historical homes to be retrofitted with green technology, preserving them while keeping them useful, making them energy efficient and keeping the characteristic of the original.”
Andrea had previously been unsuccessful in her attempt to engage candidates at a Maple Ridge-Mission all-candidates’ forum after her submitted questions were not selected by the forum moderators.