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REPORTING · 15th April 2013
Walter McFarlane
Robin Austin opened his campaign office on Tuesday, April 9th located outside the Upper City Centre Mall, next to Bradley’s Bait and Tackle. Austin was also celebrating his Birthday that day and brought cake.

He explained the goal was to bring people into the political process, beyond voting. To do this, they are going to nice to their opponents and only talking about the issues.

Austin expressed when he first ran, he did not expect to be elected but it was Kitimat who put him into office. The second time he ran, Kitimat once again sent him a strong mandate. He said there is an opportunity to form government.

“The transition from being in opposition to hopefully being in government, what everyone in public life dreams about, because I get accused all the time of what have you done for Kitimat, what have you done for terrace. Our political system is designed so on election night, one group gets all the power and the other group gets to sit on the sidelines and complain and throw rocks and whatever,” said Austin.

He stated they are going to talk about inequality, access to post-secondary education, housing, child care, Enbridge and issues. Austin promised not to get involved in the name calling because he has total respect for anyone who would put their name up for public office.