EDITORIAL: We won’t bring you gutter stuff during the Canadian election campaign

Federal election campaigning over these next 11 weeks will no doubt get rougher, nastier and cruder than we’re used to. This time around, politicians and their handlers will have more time on their hands to invent new ways to lower the bar.

Of course, the media should report on the gutter stuff, as it will help voters consider the character of those who would govern us.

That said, we sincerely hope the media in general will dig into issues important to Canadians, rather than dwell on trivialities. This newspaper will strive to bring to you stories that matter to you, related to our six local ridings, during this federal election campaign – not superficial stuff.

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