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Old Posted Oct 11, 2017, 6:09 PM
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So far the impression I'm getting from their websites, in a nutshell:

Margot Aftergood:
"It is wrong to change the character of our neighbourhoods to higher density without first securing the support of the community"

Brent Alexander:
"We need to do a better job prioritizing expenditures. Residents want frivolous spending to stop."

"We need to make decisions based on evidence and competent planning. Residents want rational, evidence-based decisions that will improve the quality of life for all of our communities."


Dean Brawn
“Eliminate additional business taxes.”

"Negotiate a win-win agreement for the City and the International Olympic Committee (IOC)"

"The City must also return to lower business taxes to incentivize franchises like the Flames to invest and expand in Calgary. "

"Dean supports a term limits for municipal politicians. He intends to serve for a maximum of two terms."

"Dean is firm in opposing the current plan to relocate the residents of Midfield Park on September 30, 2017."

"Like so many decisions in council, the City has taken many decisions on bike lanes following a top-down approach. Countless business owners and residents of Ward 7 and Calgary have been negatively affected, in terms of traffic and parking difficulties, by the construction of bike lanes without proper consultation"

Marek Hejduk

"ACCOUNTABILITY AND COMMON SENSE"
- complains about the peace bridge
- thinks driver education and bike licensing > bike lanes

"SECONDARY SUITES IN THE CITY"
- proposes a separate body to approve/regulate secondary suites and airbnb to keep those from wasting council meeting time

"OLYMPIC BID"
- "for now we should let the Olympic bid lie until we are all financially and emotionally prepared for it."

"RE-EXAMINE THE FLUORIDE ISSUE"
- "Calgarians know that removing fluoride has put our children and our seniors at risk regardless of their socio economic background."

Druh Farrell

"Vibrant, Healthy Neighbourhoods"

"Safe Streets"

"Smart Development"

"Complete Flood Mitigation"

"Economic Resiliency"

"The Tough Questions - Megaprojects must provide financial accountability. The Olympics or sports arenas are highly profitable businesses that often transfer financial risks to citizens. Druh will continue to ask tough questions around debt and tax impacts, risk versus reward, and public benefit of such projects."


Anything in quotes are directly lifted from their websites.
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So Margot seems like the Nimby candidate
Brent seems kind of like a Greg Clark, fiscally aware but somewhat progressive
Dean is the conservative candidate
Marek is... kind of random, feels more like a 'these are my 4 personal concerns' platform than a vision.
Druh is the pro-innercity, pro-densification candidate

I think in my mind after that quick browse it's between Druh and Brent for me.
Does anyone do any polling for ward races?
Which of those was endorsed by Jay Westman?
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Old Posted Oct 11, 2017, 6:13 PM
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Which of those was endorsed by Jay Westman?
Brent.
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Old Posted Oct 11, 2017, 7:09 PM
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Brent.
Thanks.

Personally, I think Druh has done a good job and works hard. Just the negative posts by "saving calgary" convince me more so.
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Old Posted Oct 11, 2017, 7:11 PM
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Anyone available to go to the Ward 7 All Candidates Forum tonight? I'm unfortunately already booked.
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Old Posted Oct 11, 2017, 10:19 PM
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http://www.lrtonthegreen.ca/press-re...or-green-line/
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The poll was conducted by Asking Canadians and uses an online panel, which is considered by experts to be more accurate than IVR “robo-dial” polls. The poll was conducted between October 7 and 10.

The poll results are very clear:

70% of Calgarians support the full 46 km route and 28 stations for the Green Line to be built in stages as approved by City Council
77% of Calgarians support proceeding with the 20 km phase one the Green Line which has been fully funded the municipal, provincial and federal governments.
70% of Calgarians oppose delaying construction of the Green Line
57% of Calgarians agree that a candidate’s position on the Green Line will impact their vote this election.

The poll also asked respondents about the current mayoral race:
When asked which mayoral candidate do you intend to vote for, the results were as follows:

Andre Chabot 3%
Naheed Nenshi 41%
Bill Smith 26%
Other 2%
Don’t know / Not sure 28%
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2017, 3:19 AM
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Settled $2.2M lawsuit from 2010 alleged Bill Smith failed in duty as 'reasonably competent solicitor'
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgar...deal-1.4349741
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Do we really need 2 threads for this?
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2017, 5:18 PM
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The only accurate poll will be the election results. As I mentioned in the other thread, I'm voting for Nenshi despite not liking him. Right now the only thing that might change my mind is seeing a bunch more annoying posts from you.
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Why I'm not voting for Jeromy Farkas this election.

I'm just going to go ahead and say it: Farkas has lied throughout this campaign.

Time and again he has been untruthful, has misrepresented information, has offered conflicting positions, and has generally behaved in ways that I believe are unbecoming of the position he is running for. I don't use the word 'lie' lightly, but given the pattern that has emerged from his campaign, the sheer number of examples, it would be hard to explain in any other way.

1) He attended a SWBRT meeting in March as a representative of the Palliser-Bayview-Pumphill community association, in order to represent the members of those communities. Once there, he turned his participation into a campaign event and fund raising effort. It's shady to use your community position to further a personal agenda: https://i.imgur.com/Qcpcc0B.jpg

2) He claimed that the City 'prohibited' participants of that session from discussing 'Safety'. https://i.imgur.com/ErVyzuy.jpg Not true; safety was raised at 2 of the 5 breakout sessions that I participated in personally, and both times it was raised by the City staff/engineers. The feedback document published by the City contains the word 'Safety' over 100 times. Safety was not prohibited. (Feedback document: http://www.calgary.ca/Transportation...-apr282017.pdf)

3) He recorded that information session. He claims that he asked permission from those at his table. https://i.imgur.com/UjNcj9N.jpg He went on to record at least 2 people (ward 11 voters) at that table secretly, and did not let them know that he was recording and broadcasting them. http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-...ncil-candidate Two other participants were recorded who were at a different table.

4) He first claimed that he discontinued the recording and broadcast by his own decision https://i.imgur.com/hqi4LCF.jpg but later stated that he was asked to discontinue the broadcast by the people running the session https://i.imgur.com/k2i9qCp.jpg

5) Despite stating that he had the explicit permission to record the session for social media, he later claimed that social media was banned at the session https://i.imgur.com/0jdteDT.jpg

6) He has claimed repeatedly that he 'lives in an R-1 community' https://i.imgur.com/3Fh0XW3.jpg but he lives in Palliser. Palliser is less than 30% single family homes, and has a much greater percentage of multi-family homes. Like these towers on 90th ave https://i.imgur.com/P2GsxHu.jpg

7) He claimed that people who did not comply with the new Green Bins could go to jail, which of course is not true https://i.imgur.com/1fGujNO.jpg

8) Jeromy said that the SWBRT would cost $200 million. The combined BRT network (4 lines) has a budget of a little over $200m, not the one leg https://i.imgur.com/LxNP1w1.jpg

9) He said that ideology has no place in Calgary City Council https://i.imgur.com/3dC3OhG.jpg but then he made a big point about designing his lawn signs to mimic Conservative signs, so that everyonce could see his 'political leanings' https://i.imgur.com/V8Wo5Nt.jpg

10) Despite speaking to the importance of being open about one's political leanings, he has omitted any mention of being a riding president for the Wildrose https://i.imgur.com/rH2M0f4.jpg from his 'About' section on his campaign website.

11) He said that he will stop the SWBRT project if he gets elected https://i.imgur.com/5OHTg0Z.jpg, but given that his would be just one vote on council, it's hard to see how this would be achieved.

12) Jeromy says that City administration proceeding with tendering a project that has been approved and funded is somehow a case of the 'tailing wagging the dog' https://i.imgur.com/esZisRS.png However, City administration's job is exactly to undertake projects that are approved by the elected council, and to carry out those decisions. In fact, if the City admin had NOT moved the project forward, THAT would be a case of unelected people attempting to second-guess council's direction.

I believe that running for council and representing everyone in a Ward means that you act with integrity and honesty.

Whatever you think of a person's politics or leanings, integrity should be at the core of any good candidate, and I just don't see that here.
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Wow, had not heard about this before. Hopefully this liar does not get elected. Also hope the victim in this can get his job back.
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Old Posted Oct 15, 2017, 6:21 AM
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Wow, had not heard about this before. Hopefully this liar does not get elected. Also hope the victim in this can get his job back.
Wow is right. I hope the police revisit their decision not to investigate because it's paramount we find out who cloned that guy's FB account. I wouldn't be surprised in the least if it is someone connected to her.
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