Here I thought it was just a curious quirk of a by-election that New-Westminster – Coquitlam Conservative candidate Diana Dilworth hadn’t (and didn’t plan to) attended any all-candidates’ forums, but now it turns out that she’s actively avoiding the media too. The outlets that she’s avoided include:
In the Georgia Straight, I found this: "Conservative candidate Diana Dilworth didn’t return The Straight’s call before deadline."
In the Vancouver Sun: "Dilworth, a Port Moody councillor, was unavailable for comment Monday. However, her campaign manager issued a press release highlighting the economy and crime as the top election issues."
And, a week later in the Tri-City News: "Dilworth wasn’t available to comment before the Tri-City News’ deadline."
And of course the Tyee, who did eventually get a few token responses after essentially cornering the candidate at a Conservative rally.
Sounds like a bang-up candidate the Tories found with this shell.
(h/t Accidental Deliberations)