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#221 Rob Randall

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 03:38 PM

I don’t think [Ben] intended to seek federal office in this election.

 

 

I think middle-age white guy academics are pretty far down the NDP's farm team.


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#222 rmpeers

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 04:36 PM

I think middle-age white guy academics are pretty far down the NDP's farm team.


Although I dislike the casual racism/sexism/ageism of the older-white-guys-bad mentality, I support it in this case. Although I suppose one of his acolytes will get groomed for the job instead...

#223 Mike K.

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 05:26 PM

I think middle-age white guy academics are pretty far down the NDP's farm team.


Didn’t a middle-aged white guy professor and coincidentally a former city councillor lead the party to its best election results ever, just a few years ago?
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#224 LJ

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 12:23 PM

Do we think Helps will be the new Green party leader provincially?


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#225 Nparker

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 12:31 PM

I am fairly sure Ms Helps intends for her post-mayoral career to be more lucrative than provincial politics.


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#226 rmpeers

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 01:06 PM

Didn’t a middle-aged white guy professor and coincidentally a former city councillor lead the party to its best election results ever, just a few years ago?


Yes, but that was back before a bunch of not-terribly-bright "woke" people decided it's perfectly acceptable to marginalize a person for being older, white and male.

#227 rmpeers

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 01:09 PM

I am fairly sure Ms Helps intends for her post-mayoral career to be more lucrative than provincial politics.


Had crossed my mind too. I'm sure money is a big motivating factor, but ego, power, glory etc might add to the enticement of a new political role. Question is though, whoever gets appointed as leader, where will they run?

#228 Nparker

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 01:13 PM

...Question is though, whoever gets appointed as leader, where will they run?

The Greens will need to find a "safe" riding. I am not sure Oak Bay-Gordon Head is a slam dunk going forward without Weaver.



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Posted 08 October 2019 - 01:20 PM

The Greens will need to find a "safe" riding. I am not sure Oak Bay-Gordon Head is a slam dunk going forward without Weaver.


True, the Doctor definitely has an Oak Bay vibe about him. Not sure if other Greens would fare as well there.

#230 RFS

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 01:22 PM

Lisa Helps could win Victoria as a green hands down.

#231 Nparker

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 01:25 PM

Lisa Helps could win Victoria as a green hands down.

Head-to-head with Carol James?


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#232 RFS

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 01:27 PM

Head-to-head with Carol James?


It would be a battle for the ages, but I think helps could take it.

#233 G-Man

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 01:32 PM

That would be awkward for the Mayor's Chief of Staff for sure.
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#234 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 01:37 PM

she’s not the chief of staff.

#235 Rob Randall

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 01:43 PM

True, the Doctor definitely has an Oak Bay vibe about him. Not sure if other Greens would fare as well there.

 

Indeed. That riding has always been a tough nut to crack unless you're a member of the white shoe crowd.


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#236 Mike K.

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 03:31 PM

Yes, but that was back before a bunch of not-terribly-bright "woke" people decided it's perfectly acceptable to marginalize a person for being older, white and male.


Then they went and named a park after one.

Sometimes I don’t think the horse knows how to pull a cart.
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