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#241 Nparker

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 06:45 PM

Are we sure she isn't hoping to score the Victoria Beacon Hill nomination next year?


Things of course have changed in the Victoria-Beacon Hill riding since my earlier post. I'm still not sure the NDP would welcome Ms Helps with open arms though.
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#242 spanky123

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Posted 13 April 2020 - 08:54 AM

Things of course have changed in the Victoria-Beacon Hill riding since my earlier post. I'm still not sure the NDP would welcome Ms Helps with open arms though.

 

Why not, James' daughter still has her $110K a year job doesn't she?


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#243 Nparker

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 01:02 PM

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#244 rmpeers

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 02:35 PM

Any word yet on the coronation of the next Together Victoria candidate? (Aka byelection)

#245 GetLisaSomeHelps

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 02:49 PM

 

edited: misread


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#246 Rob Randall

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 05:24 AM

Seems like we are having difficulty articulating a response. I have none as well although I will point out it was ten years ago today we learned Sonya Chandler was quitting council which triggered a by-election.


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#247 Awaiting Juno

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Posted 15 June 2020 - 11:40 AM

I wonder if Geoff Young would consider taking a run at the Mayor's seat in 2022??  He would a phenomenal "transition mayor" to a more balanced council.  He knows the ropes, is thoughtful and analytical, and would likely enable many moderate minded to consider running for a seat on council.  I also think he'd get a significant share of votes, due to his name recognition - and most would really prefer to have his continued presence on council.  I think he'd be an excellent choice.


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#248 Mike K.

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Posted 15 June 2020 - 12:34 PM

I wouldn’t be surprised if Young retires.

T-J, however, would make fantastic mayor and she could remain politically active for a while yet, should she choose to.
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#249 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 June 2020 - 02:22 PM

t-j cries too much.  imagine her trying to handle the negativity that is directed at the mayor.  and she does not live in victoria.


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#250 rjag

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Posted 15 June 2020 - 03:44 PM

I would like to see Coleman run for the job. Isitt and his mob would have a hard time trying to call Chris a fascist racist etc 



#251 RFS

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Posted 15 June 2020 - 03:48 PM

Isitt will be mayor, young and helps will move on, and their seats will be filled by TV candidates


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#252 Nparker

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Posted 15 June 2020 - 04:12 PM

A grim but likely scenario, I'm afraid.
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#253 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 June 2020 - 04:21 PM

Isitt will be mayor, young and helps will move on, and their seats will be filled by TV candidates

 

it depends who runs against.  last time helps would have been gone if the others could have got their act together.


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#254 NotHudsonMack

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Posted 15 June 2020 - 04:24 PM

Isitt will be mayor, young and helps will move on, and their seats will be filled by TV candidates

 

The real test will be the byelection whenever if is rescheduled. If Stephen Andrews can win, there maybe hope for the city. If he cant face down the TV candidate then your scenario is likely. 

 

We are all gonna have to vote for Alto for mayor to stop Ben arent we? 


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#255 Mike K.

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Posted 15 June 2020 - 09:06 PM

it depends who runs against. last time helps would have been gone if the others could have got their act together.


That election remains one of the strangest periods of Victoria’s political history.

We’re still waiting for Geoghegan to deliver his proof of the conspiracy against him, or whatever it was. I can’t even remember what that hullabaloo was about.
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#256 Greg

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Posted 15 June 2020 - 09:31 PM

Yeah, the election where the gay atheist who used his law degree to build a career training workplace leaders about bullying, harassment and discrimination, is labeled as a hate-mongering right-winger.


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#257 Rob Randall

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Posted 15 June 2020 - 09:32 PM

Hammond just couldn't shake that "Mad As Hell" label.

 

Geoghegan claimed Hammond's campaign colluded (communicated? conspired?) with Paul Seal's commercial Facebook pages. Which there is no evidence whatsoever. Even if they did work together and money changed hands there's nothing wrong as long as it's declared after the election. The fact Seal was wanted on a fraud charge is beside the point. Innocent until proven guilty and all that. So Geoghegan was desperately grasping at straws and promised the goods for months and never showed an atom of evidence. 

 

I actually agreed with a lot of his platform. When I called Geoghegan out on this and asked to show us the goods he got all defensive and whiny with me. 

 

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#258 Mike K.

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Posted 15 June 2020 - 09:40 PM

Ah, very good.

I don’t think it was even a fraud charge, but a probation violation. I don’t know the details, however.

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#259 Rob Randall

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Posted 15 June 2020 - 09:56 PM

I don't even think Geoghegan really believed there was any conflict. It was a manufactured scandal. He claimed another campaign was also going to provide evidence and that BC Elections was investigating. A shameless attempt to inject some good old-fashion Socred-style dirty tricks into a municipal election campaign--one of the few remaining spaces that are mercifully free (virtually) of dirty tricks. 


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#260 rjag

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Posted 16 June 2020 - 07:51 AM

it was like Geoghegan was playing the 'useful idiot' to dilute the anti-Lisa votes enough to let her slide in. He's a political analyst and a hard core Bernie Sanders fan, surely to goodness he knew that there was zero chance in hell he'd win, so whats the alternative strategy? Make sure the other guy doesnt win by playing the part of a right wing business candidate which is really a mirage.


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