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2020 City of Victoria By-Election | April 4, 2020


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#481 Bernard

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 08:22 AM

Other than the Together Victoria candidate, who else has declared they are running?


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#482 Rob Randall

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 09:34 AM

Jeremy L. Caradonna and Rachael Montgomery (her new campaign office is at 843 Fort).


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Posted 21 January 2020 - 09:46 AM

Jeremy L. Caradonna and Rachael Montgomery (her new campaign office is at 843 Fort).

 

It would appear Jeremy Caradonna also has an election website.  They both seem cut from similar cloth to the TV nominated candidate.  


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#484 Rob Randall

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 10:07 AM

It's like Bea Holland and Helen Hughes are from another century. Well, technically they are but you know what I mean. We are in a different era.


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"[Randall's] aesthetic poll was more accurate than his political acumen"

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#485 Mike K.

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 10:15 AM

The Helen Hughes' and Bea Hollands' are still here, they're just not interested in pursuing municipal politics.


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#486 rmpeers

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 12:03 PM

How much of a heads up to we get once the election date is announced? Right now, with all the red-carpet hype around the TV nomination, it feels like a fait accompli, with Victoria doomed to get another cookie-cutter councillor who says a lot of nice buzzwords but achieves little to actually help anybody. But free catered lunches, though, that's some great leadership.

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#487 Nparker

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 12:33 PM

...Right now, with all the red-carpet hype around the TV nomination, it feels like a fait accompli...

You're only getting that feeling because it is a fait accompli.


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#488 rmpeers

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 06:19 PM

With the date now set for April 4, hopefully we will soon get a better sense of the candidates.

#489 Nparker

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 06:57 PM

With the date now set for April 4, hopefully we will soon get a better sense set of candidates.

There. Fixed that for you. ;)


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#490 Jackerbie

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 08:37 AM

With the date now set for April 4, hopefully we will soon get a better sense of the candidates.

 

Trivia: the Chinese Qingming Festival, known as "Tomb-Sweeping Day" or "Ancestor's Day" in English, is observed on April 4 this year



#491 Jacques Cadé

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 09:25 AM

City has its pages up for the byelection: https://www.victoria...candidates.html

 

Nominations close Friday, February 28 at 4:00 pm. The fence-sitters have lots of time yet.



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Posted 29 January 2020 - 09:43 AM

City has its pages up for the byelection: https://www.victoria...candidates.html

 

Nominations close Friday, February 28 at 4:00 pm. The fence-sitters have lots of time yet.

 

They might have time, but when name recognition is part and parcel of a successful bid, sooner rather than later is a strategic advantage.  That said, I understand why there might not be moderates clamoring to stand up to be a rather small minority on a council that is likely to continue to make rather awful decisions.  Frankly, I wouldn't be surprised if more voters consider "not being on the current council" a huge asset come the next election.


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 10:22 AM

City has its pages up for the byelection: https://www.victoria...candidates.html

 

Nominations close Friday, February 28 at 4:00 pm. The fence-sitters have lots of time yet.

 

I argued the same point last spring and I was wrong. The new election spending rules favour early entrants. You can raise and spend as much money as you would like ahead of the 30 day window and that may be a differentiator here.



#494 Belleprincess

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 10:32 PM

There are a lot of “progressive” candidates. I was thinking that tv would win by a landslide but their vote might be split. Does anyone know of any centrist/ left leaning/ non sjw candidates?
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Posted 30 January 2020 - 12:07 AM

There are a lot of “progressive” candidates. I was thinking that tv would win by a landslide but their vote might be split. Does anyone know of any centrist/ left leaning/ non sjw candidates?

None of the above!



#496 rmpeers

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 06:06 AM

There are a lot of “progressive” candidates. I was thinking that tv would win by a landslide but their vote might be split. Does anyone know of any centrist/ left leaning/ non sjw candidates?


Yes. Why can't there be some moderate old-school lefties on the menu? Is it because they'd be decried as fascists by Isitt's crew?
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#497 A Girl is No one

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 07:01 AM

Well.. Rachael Montgomery has a real job and a real degree. That might set her apart a little.

Oh and she has a kid... so not progressive! 😋

Although...she says she’s a nurse but I can’t see nursing work in her linked in profile. only government office type work which I find a little disturbing.

I wonder where she lives...

#498 Belleprincess

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 07:01 AM

Yes. Why can't there be some moderate old-school lefties on the menu? Is it because they'd be decried as fascists by Isitt's crew?


Probably

#499 Belleprincess

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 07:06 AM

Well.. Rachael Montgomery has a real job and a real degree. That might set her apart a little.

Oh and she has a kid... so not progressive! 😋

Although...she says she’s a nurse but I can’t see nursing work in her linked in profile. only government office type work which I find a little disturbing.

I wonder where she lives...


She lives in esq. someone suggested her to me also. I’ve looked into her and she reminds me too much of Lisa helps. Rides a bike, climate change/ environment warrior, “we need to think in the future,” supported by that Carmen candidate. That’ll be a strong no from me. Would love to see someone from the business community on council.
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#500 Nparker

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 07:12 AM

...Would love to see someone from the business community on council.

Alas, I think those days are behind us.


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