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Old 01-14-2021, 07:32 PM   #981
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Where is the best place to get information on mayoral candidates and councillors. I would like to read policy and voting history and such from somewhere that has these things amalgamated. Where do you all get your info?
Not much to go on now, sprawl will be a good bet

https://www.sprawlcalgary.com/candid...-election-2021

davealberta.ca will probably have something as well as we get closer.

But itís early days.
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Old 01-14-2021, 07:42 PM   #982
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Farkas was calling the public sector blood sucking vampires that needed a stake in them. Not sure how many public servants will be voting for him. Also received no repercussions for such comments. Rick bell article
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Old 01-14-2021, 07:50 PM   #983
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I guess my "threat" typo turned out to be a little bit prescient.
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Old 01-14-2021, 09:21 PM   #984
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Farkas was calling the public sector blood sucking vampires that needed a stake in them. Not sure how many public servants will be voting for him. Also received no repercussions for such comments. Rick bell article
The City of Calgary itself is one of the city's largest employers - anyone that works for the City would be complete idiots to vote for Farkas if they value their jobs. Hopefully they all realize and vote elsewhere.
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Old 01-14-2021, 09:51 PM   #985
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I will be so upset if Farkas somehow manages to pull out a win.
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Old 01-14-2021, 10:05 PM   #986
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I look forward to voting Farkas just to grind everyone here's gears in the unlikely chance a meteor hits the city he wins
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Old 01-14-2021, 10:57 PM   #987
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Old 01-14-2021, 11:07 PM   #988
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The City of Calgary itself is one of the city's largest employers - anyone that works for the City would be complete idiots to vote for Farkas if they value their jobs. Hopefully they all realize and vote elsewhere.
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Old 01-15-2021, 10:05 AM   #989
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I look forward to voting Farkas just to grind everyone here's gears in the unlikely chance a meteor hits the city he wins
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"Help everyone out" by creating more political chaos and instability. Great. Media doing media things. This is nothing more than to help vilify people and create anger and division.
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Old 01-15-2021, 03:20 PM   #991
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I look forward to voting Farkas just to grind everyone here's gears in the unlikely chance a meteor hits the city he wins
Personally I think he will do better than some of you expect so I would not recommend pity votes. Bill Smith ended up being close behind Nenshi and he had absolutely nothing going on other than "I'm not Nenshi". Farkas is much better at the game of politics than Smith and will get a lot of the votes from people that don't like Nenshi and there's a lot of those people.
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Yeah, simply by Farkas being a councilor (even for one term), and playing up the contrarian role to appear populist, is going to get him a lot of votes from those who believe city hall is a dysfunctional mess and love the "cut jobs, lower taxes" line. There's a lot of ignorant citizens out there that his messaging is going to be effective.

It should be a close race just like the one in Nenshi's first election when his main opponents were McIver and Barb Higgins; since it's not involving an incumbent. (Assuming Nenshi is not going to run again now) However, if there a fair number of candidates that share similarities to Farkas in philiopshy, that should end up splitting the vote on that side of the spectrum, and work in favour to Gondek if she doesn't have much competition on her end.
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The City of Calgary itself is one of the city's largest employers - anyone that works for the City would be complete idiots to vote for Farkas if they value their jobs. Hopefully they all realize and vote elsewhere.
A mayor has very limited ability to do anything that would cause job loss. Especially with a strong council.
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A mayor has very limited ability to do anything that would cause job loss. Especially with a strong council.
While thatís absolutely true for items that require council approval, thereís a huge number of procedural and administrative measures that donít require council approval that can be hugely swayed by the mayor. And that applies outside the City too, as the mayor often acts as our representative to other levels of government.
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