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#461 Greg

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Posted 27 July 2021 - 05:01 PM

if the socialist Andrew Weaver runs. I’m not sure what I’ll do.

But we don’t need a socialist and near communist in charge.

 

I think Weaver is a pragmatist more than an ideologue. His natural bias may be pretty left-leaning, but data and facts seem to be relevant to his decision-making process. Which would be a nice change.


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#462 tommy

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Posted 27 July 2021 - 07:01 PM

^

 

a pragmatic social democrat

 

he could lead my new party the NPP - New Pragmatist Party ;-)


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Posted 27 July 2021 - 07:08 PM

I’d be willing to give Weaver a shot. I think his pragmatic nature is what lead to an unexpected great relationship with Horgan. You can disagree with their policies and politics but they are pragmatic and have good intentions at heart. Of course you can also argue that we don’t have time for pragmatism during a climate crisis or that despite good intentions they have done more good than harm. Interesting to note that a former NDPer Leonard Krog in Nanaimo has turned their former clown show city council around with pragmatic and not dogmatic leadership.
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#464 John M.

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Posted 29 July 2021 - 07:50 AM

if the socialist Andrew Weaver runs. I’m not sure what I’ll do.

But we don’t need a socialist and near communist in charge.

 

Andrew Weaver is a liberal with an environmentalist tinge. He supported the Campbell B.C. Liberals in 2005 and 2009. 


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#465 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 29 July 2021 - 01:18 PM

I just want to say that I appreciate Stephen Andrew's candour and openness on this forum.

 

Also, I am wondering if Together Victoria is intending to broaden its slate for the next election, i.e. are they planning to run 9 council candidates?  If  they do, I wonder if there is appetite from Stephen Andrew (or other incumbent non-TV council members such as Charlayne Thorton-Joe & Marianne Alto) to unite under a 'slate'? 



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Posted 29 July 2021 - 01:44 PM

I just want to say that I appreciate Stephen Andrew's candour and openness on this forum.

 

Also, I am wondering if Together Victoria is intending to broaden its slate for the next election, i.e. are they planning to run 9 council candidates?  If  they do, I wonder if there is appetite from Stephen Andrew (or other incumbent non-TV council members such as Charlayne Thorton-Joe & Marianne Alto) to unite under a 'slate'? 

 

Be wary. Technically neither Ben Isitt nor Jeremy Loveday ran under the "Together Victoria" slate, and yet they very much so were supportive of it (as evidenced by campaign contributions). I'm not fully convinced that there weren't additional candidates who ran and were aligned but were not elected.  Not sure a slate approach is the way to go as it can cut both ways (be an easy way to identify who NOT to vote for as much as who to vote for). Each candidate needs to be evaluated on their individual merits - so I'm hoping that whoever runs, has enough of a publicly available profile to get a sense of who they are and what they stand for or do not stand for. 


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#467 tommy

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Posted 10 August 2021 - 09:25 PM

c'mon...somebody must know something about,,,

 

,,, https://twitter.com/IfMayor



#468 A Girl is No one

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Posted 11 August 2021 - 07:53 AM

I would vote for this mayor!
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#469 John M.

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 10:02 AM

Okay, who's running? People should start getting their ducks in order now if they want to win. Heard any good rumours? 


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#470 A Girl is No one

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 10:10 AM

Okay, who's running? People should start getting their ducks in order now if they want to win. Heard any good rumours?

I’m still hoping for whomever is behind « if I were your mayor » Twitter feed

#471 Awaiting Juno

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Posted 16 September 2021 - 08:54 AM

Personally, in the category of seriously considering it. 


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#472 Mike K.

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 07:02 AM

Abandon the Dream Home, This Prof Says. You’ll Be Happier
UBC’s Nathanael Lauster urges city dwellers to shake off their ‘house addiction.’ - https://thetyee.ca/N...ill-Be-Happier/

It turns out Mr. Lauster lives in a house purchased for $2.475M, but calls such SFDs an “invasive parasite.” - https://twitter.com/...9002168325?s=21

In this coming election, be wary of advocates who want you to do as they say, but themselves don’t practice what they preach.
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#473 mbjj

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 06:08 PM

We don't live in a "dream home" just a small modest bungalow that still has a 1970s kitchen. But for people whose main hobbies are gardening, or tinkering with stuff, car repair, motor bikes, woodworking, etc., it's all pretty difficult to do in a condo or townhouse even. So are our hobbies now to be vilified as well? My husband has an awful lot of woodworking tools and made a lot of our furniture. Guess we are evil. 

 

I think all of my British relatives also live in houses, some of them a lot larger and better kitted out than ours! 


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#474 Mike K.

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 06:50 AM

We don't live in a "dream home" just a small modest bungalow that still has a 1970s kitchen. But for people whose main hobbies are gardening, or tinkering with stuff, car repair, motor bikes, woodworking, etc., it's all pretty difficult to do in a condo or townhouse even. So are our hobbies now to be vilified as well? My husband has an awful lot of woodworking tools and made a lot of our furniture. Guess we are evil.

I think all of my British relatives also live in houses, some of them a lot larger and better kitted out than ours!

Yes, great points.
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Posted 19 September 2021 - 10:06 AM

We don't live in a "dream home" just a small modest bungalow that still has a 1970s kitchen. But for people whose main hobbies are gardening, or tinkering with stuff, car repair, motor bikes, woodworking, etc., it's all pretty difficult to do in a condo or townhouse even. So are our hobbies now to be vilified as well? My husband has an awful lot of woodworking tools and made a lot of our furniture. Guess we are evil. 

 

I think all of my British relatives also live in houses, some of them a lot larger and better kitted out than ours! 

 

 

I'm having a nightmare of a time finding a condo that's got enough space to simply store my hobby tools and materials, let alone anywhere to use them.  

 

I think the condo lifestyle is more appealing to the sort of folks who enjoy every night out on the town and just need a place to hang their hat at the end of the day and 'Netflix and chill' on the weekends (just not in a wood framed condo, that's really not what the neighbors need to hear...)


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#476 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 10:11 AM

that’s a top post.

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 02:27 PM

Yeah, thats the way life is. Most people have to sacrifice or not get into something for some reason or another. As long as it isn't restricting basic human rights, I really don't have sympathy for it. If you choose to live in one of the most expensive cities in the country, you may need to sacrifice hobbies that require a lot of storage space. Alternatively, if you want a workshop, perhaps you choose to live 'in the boonies' with Mike K.


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#478 sebberry

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 04:28 PM

If you choose to live in one of the most expensive cities in the country

 

I hear this a lot, but quite often health, family, friends and employment make 'if you don't like it, leave' impossible.


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Posted 19 September 2021 - 07:19 PM

I'm having a nightmare of a time finding a condo that's got enough space to simply store my hobby tools and materials, let alone anywhere to use them.  

 

I think the condo lifestyle is more appealing to the sort of folks who enjoy every night out on the town and just need a place to hang their hat at the end of the day and 'Netflix and chill' on the weekends (just not in a wood framed condo, that's really not what the neighbors need to hear...)

Maybe get a partner/acquaintance to share a bigger condo, someone with similar interests.


Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

#480 Mike K.

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Posted 20 September 2021 - 02:00 AM

Yeah, thats the way life is. Most people have to sacrifice or not get into something for some reason or another. As long as it isn't restricting basic human rights, I really don't have sympathy for it. If you choose to live in one of the most expensive cities in the country, you may need to sacrifice hobbies that require a lot of storage space. Alternatively, if you want a workshop, perhaps you choose to live 'in the boonies' with Mike K.


Or become an anti-single-family-dwelling housing advocate. For some reason they’re all* owners of large houses.
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