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Old 10-15-2021, 03:11 PM   #41
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wasn't jyoti on the defund the police train?
If you listen to Farkas on the last Jesperson podcast he's in favour of defunding the police, he says it himself. Of course that doesn't stop him from lying about his position and trying to scare people away from Gondek, who is by FAR a much better candidate and representative for the city.


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Old 10-15-2021, 03:25 PM   #42
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I don't understand the love-in for Gondek. More or less every time I heard her speak in debates or interviews (albeit I missed the last one) she sounds like someone who knows some of the things she needs to say but there is absolutely no substance or any sense of detail.

That top 5 leadership debate was comical. Every single time I was asking myself "what is she even talking about?"

I don't get what everyone is so impressed with. I guess being "Not Farkas" is good enough for people to be enamored with her
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Old 10-15-2021, 05:14 PM   #44
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I'm pretty set on voting for Gondek for mayor, even though nothing in her campaign really inspires me. I'm voting for her more to just block Farkas.

Who should I vote for in Ward 8? There's the old news guy with the severe fake tan, but who else?
I'd recommend voting for Courtney Walcott. Common Sense Calgary (I know, but they have the only ward by ward polling) have him in second, five points behind Bobrovitz, trailing 23-18%. You can have a look at his donor list here to get a feel for who supports him. Plenty of recognizable names to anyone who follows Calgary politics.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8hknssibht...%2014.pdf?dl=0
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I don't understand the love-in for Gondek. More or less every time I heard her speak in debates or interviews (albeit I missed the last one) she sounds like someone who knows some of the things she needs to say but there is absolutely no substance or any sense of detail.

That top 5 leadership debate was comical. Every single time I was asking myself "what is she even talking about?"

I don't get what everyone is so impressed with. I guess being "Not Farkas" is good enough for people to be enamored with her
Iíll take a shot: she is educated and has demonstrated in her 3+ years in council that she understands the issues facing the city (ie property tax distribution) and what it needs moving forward (ie downtown redevelopment). She may not be as eloquent as someone like Nenshi, but Iíve felt she articulates her points well during council debates and isnít going to back down from a fight worth fighting (ie racism). I also think sheís generally respected amongst her Council colleagues.

I wonít get into platforms because you can judge those for yourself.

Iíve also only watched one of the mayoral debates, so I canít really comment on those. However, I would say that sometimes itís easy to hear what youíre expecting to hear.
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Old 10-15-2021, 06:09 PM   #46
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I'm pretty set on voting for Gondek for mayor, even though nothing in her campaign really inspires me. I'm voting for her more to just block Farkas.

Who should I vote for in Ward 8? There's the old news guy with the severe fake tan, but who else?
The only flyers I got were for Courtney Walcott who's resume appears to be... basketball coach?
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I think he's a teacher, no? Pretty sure he teaches at Western.
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Old 10-15-2021, 06:25 PM   #48
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I got a bunch of robocalls today from Evan Wooley endorsing Walcott. I already voted for Auffrey anyway.
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Old 10-15-2021, 06:45 PM   #49
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Coun. Sean Chu disciplined for physical contact with 16-year-old girl
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calga...rges-1.6212651
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It'll be a cold day in hell before I vote for a Lake Bonavistian Southerner.
You know, you say that, but North Calgary has both Chu and Magliocca. North Calgary gonna North Calgary, I guess?

Maybe itís because theyíre closer to Edmonton?
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Old 10-15-2021, 06:55 PM   #51
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Those two clowns are on their way out!
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A city council without Chu, Farkas and Magliocca. It will be a beautiful thing
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In all seriousness, we should celebrate Fuzz for creating this new and completely necessary thread. Some might say it's purpose is simply to placate the like four strugglers who could put the effort into complaining there wasn't a thread for the election but couldn't take literally the exact same amount of effort and use it to create the thread they wanted. I wouldn't say that. But someone might.

Fuzz: Hand-holder of the simpletons, thread creator for the people
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What's the deal with Pootmans in ward 6? I moved into the ward right before he lost to Davison. How was he as a councillor? Anyone have any strong feelings for one of the other candidates?
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Pootmans didn't lose to Davison, he voluntarily stepped down and didn't seek re-election. Now, after one term on the sidelines, he decided to run again.

FWIW, I thought he was a decent centrist on council. Informed on the issues, educated, and works well with others, but gives off a "boring accountant" style vibe. He's unlikely to spark strong emotions either positively or negatively from anyone. That's not necessarily a bad thing for a council member.
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I got a bunch of robocalls today from Evan Wooley endorsing Walcott. I already voted for Auffrey anyway.
I actually ran into Walcott on my way home from work and wished him luck. I liked both Walcott and Auffrey but went with Walcott due to polling.
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I don't understand the love-in for Gondek. More or less every time I heard her speak in debates or interviews (albeit I missed the last one) she sounds like someone who knows some of the things she needs to say but there is absolutely no substance or any sense of detail.

That top 5 leadership debate was comical. Every single time I was asking myself "what is she even talking about?"

I don't get what everyone is so impressed with. I guess being "Not Farkas" is good enough for people to be enamored with her

I like that she seems to share my values and vision for the city. Plus, on her socials she's out in the city taking part in events and enjoying what YYC has to offer. I respect and admire that. Plus she seems to have a great personality and is someone I want representing me.



Her platform is also quote strong IMO. I'm wavering back and forth between Gondek and Damery (who I also think has a strong platform that matches my values). I will probably make my mind up on Monday. I enjoy voting for someone rather than against someone.
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News that does not relate to Chu, Gondek announcing some of her staff:

https://twitter.com/user/status/1451193360866103299
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Nice, Stephen Carter is a smart guy.
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Pootmans didn't lose to Davison, he voluntarily stepped down and didn't seek re-election. Now, after one term on the sidelines, he decided to run again.

FWIW, I thought he was a decent centrist on council. Informed on the issues, educated, and works well with others, but gives off a "boring accountant" style vibe. He's unlikely to spark strong emotions either positively or negatively from anyone. That's not necessarily a bad thing for a council member.
He was the only one who door knocked at my place. I would agree with this description.

I did vote for him though as I thought he would do a good job and some of my neighbors liked him from before.
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