If Stephen Andrew wins you can bet that TV and supporters will contest it. Based on the ridiculous comments about seeing signs of a candidate they don't support. Completely un-democratic.
Recall turnout being decent for the 2018 election. Might be so-so this year with the combo of people not knowing about the by-election. Hoping the city has it figured out how to facilitate the mail in ballots properly.
People now see beyond the veil of TV and council. People I personally know who vote Green and NDP are not convinced that they're progressive. They're tired of hearing justifications for break and enters and human excrement and used needles left around.
I hear comments like: 'This is the 2nd time our building has been broken into and I think that the choices of council have contributed to it' 'Tired of everyone being a victim and not having consideration for basic crime' 'Of course addicts know that their allies will protect them if they just say how hard it is and how much they want to change if only they had XYZ'