Deborah Meredith, Conservative Candidate, Vancouver Quadra has no time to discuss issues affecting autistic children and adults. She is too busy trying to get elected to waste her time talking to an autism advocacy group in BC until AFTER the election as shown in this response to a group who had sought an interview with Ms Meredith:
"If elected I would be happy to meet with you to talk about autism and the Canada Health Act. I am awfully busy right now trying to win this election as I'm sure you can understand."
Elections are generally the period when citizens seek answers from the candidates before deciding who to vote for. Ms. Meredith's contempt for autistic issues is matched by her party leader, the sweater guy, Stephen Harper, alleged health minister Tony Clement and Alberta Conservative Mike Lake, father of an autistic child receiving ABA in oil rich Alberta who doesn't think the federal government should ensure that autistic children across Canada receive the benefit of ABA therapy.