Agree or Disagree: It should be mandatory that all political candidates participate in all candidates forum.

Joan Crockatt drew the ire of Mayor Naheed Nenshi and many Calgarians. She is a Conservative Candidate in a Calgary Centre Bye-Election. There was a debate on Sunday at Calgary Centre Riding. The debate was focusing on city issues. Crockett decided to go door knocking on Sunday instead.

This drew the ire of Mayor Nenshi, which you can read here.

Now this will not be the first or the last time candidates have missed forums. As a matter of fact, Mayor Nenshi might remember that in the previous mayoral election, there were many candidates that did is forums. It happens in provincial elections as well.

So, do you think it is a fair expectation that all candidates should go to the debates or forums? Are some overreacting to Joan Crockatt?