This is the email that has gone out to candidates about the offer of 2 minutes on air for each candidate. I have no memory of Shaw having done this in the past. It seems that various media are actually going to put in more effort into this election than in past ones
Text of the email sent to candidates:
MUNICIPAL ELECTION 2014 on Shaw :
Shaw TV is pleased to provide 2014 Municipal Election candidates with an opportunity to present their platform to our viewers. Each candidate will have two (2) minutes of airtime to present their platform speech, which will be packaged together with the speeches of other candidates in your municipality.
We are scheduling appointments for each candidate to come to our Shaw TV Victoria Studio, located on the Caledonia Street side of the Save On Foods Memorial Arena and record their speech. Each candidate will be offered a 10 minute length of time to be briefed by our production staff and to record their 2 minute platform speech. All times are booked on a first come – first scheduled basis. Times are rapidly filling up, so we advise to call/email as soon as possible. Final video taping times are being booked for Tuesday, Oct. 28th, 2014.
This will be an important opportunity to access airtime prior to the November 15th election.
A variety of video taping times will be available for you to choose from, beginning with:
Friday, Oct. 17 – (9am to 4:30pm) a few later afternoon spots available
Monday, Oct. 20th – (9am to 7:30pm) lots of available times
Tuesday, Oct. 21st – (9am to 7:30pm) lots of available time
Friday, Oct. 24th – (9am to 12 noon) lots of available time
Monday, Oct. 27th (9am to 7:30pm) lots of available time
Tuesday, Oct. 28th (9am to 7:30pm) lots of available time
It is imperative that we hear from you at the earliest possible time due to production resources being very much in demand prior to the Municipal Election. To schedule your time, please contact Kim Robinson at (250) 475-7202 or by email email@example.com
The platform statements will be broadcast on Shaw TV prior to the election.