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Campaign blogs 'real authentic voice,' and could be 'future of politicking,' says Conservative candidate Turner

More than 50 federal candidates have blogs, leading some experts to suggest phenomenon could change the way elections are organized.

Despite recent controversies over blog postings by campaign workers, candidates and their campaign staffers who keep online journals say they have not been pressured to abandon their writing while on the election trail.

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Campaign blogs 'real authentic voice,' and could be 'future of politicking,' says Conservative candidate Turner

More than 50 federal candidates have blogs, leading some experts to suggest phenomenon could change the way elections are organized.

Despite recent controversies over blog postings by campaign workers, candidates and their campaign staffers who keep online journals say they have not been pressured to abandon their writing while on the election trail.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Thursday, December 18, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food Bank shindig at D'Arcy's, Dec. 17 Dec. 18, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Dylan Robertson
D'Arcy McGees was packed on Wednesday night as Hill journalists, staffers. GR and PR folks came out to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bourrie
Stephen Maher and Michael Den Tant performing alongside fellow Barrack Hill Balladeers at D'Arcy's Wednesday night.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Maher
Mark Fraser and Bobby Watt start off the evening with Irish folk song Carrickfergus.
Embassy News Photograph courtesy of Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Mark Fraser, Stephen Maher, Michael Den Tant and Celeste Côté.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
The Barrack Hill Balladeers had been practising for a while before their performance, said Stephen Maher. The crowd enjoyed them.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE