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mrsocko





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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:51 pm    Post subject: Is it Time for Political parties in Municipal Politics. Reply with quote

Dippers control Toronto council. They expouse there philophies of spend and control. The only reason the have this power is because the NDP is good at getting out the lefty support at election time. Turnout is usually awful. An indentifyable CPC candidate might get the conservative vote out.

If we could elect conservative mayors in big cities we might be able to turn the tide in these cities toward the CPC.
Craig
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never vote in city elections because I don't know who is conservative and who is not. Unless you go to the debates or do your research you won't know. I think it is a good idea. I would vote if I knew who represents my views.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think so.

It would boost the election turnouts too.

I think it should be left up to each municipal region.

Let them have the ability to add or not add party banners to the politics.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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TealTories





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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live in Calgary and it is obvious what Bronco is.
He is a liberal through and through, and I dont follow municipal politics closely at all. (15 minutes of news a day).
Craig I know you live in NW, I am not certain where although if your in my district our Alderman (Helen Larocque) she is a liberal maybe even an dipper as well.
She voted yes on the 1st recycling proposal. Destroying private business and increasing our taxes 10-15%.
When I worked on the federal campaign I was on the phone bank with Rick McIver I like his policies. He was opposed to the recycling program and he was the alderman proposing to put the support our troops decals on the city vehicles.

But I agree with the premise of letting voters know what political stripe you represent.
Reform





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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's easy for Medicine Hat....

We normally re-elect mayors with 80-85% of the vote but this year our incumbent isn't running but the frontrunner is a previous mayor and it's easy to find his stripes.... He sought and received the nomination for the provincial NDP's in Medicine Hat 30 years ago.

But I always find we hatters like people who save money in Ottawa, save money in Edmonton and spend like drunken sailors in Medicine Hat
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've talk to municipal politicians and they hate the idea of parties, but when I ask them why they never give me a straight answer. They have Parties in UK municipal politics.
TealTories





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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grinny wrote:
I've talk to municipal politicians and they hate the idea of parties, but when I ask them why they never give me a straight answer. They have Parties in UK municipal politics.


My guess would be that they would all be liberal or NDP'ers running.
Then no one would vote.
mbennett





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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TealTories wrote:
Grinny wrote:
I've talk to municipal politicians and they hate the idea of parties, but when I ask them why they never give me a straight answer. They have Parties in UK municipal politics.


My guess would be that they would all be liberal or NDP'ers running.
Then no one would vote.


Well of course there would be CPC canidates. In cities like Calgary, Saskatoon, and Edmonton, they would probally win.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With voter turn out in most municipal elections so terrible, it may be worth a try.

I vote in every election that is put before me, but in Mississauga its normally an easy choice.

I would have no issue with parties at a City level, because those folks in Toronto may not be too willing to vote NDP, if they understood that Miller was a raving socialist.
TealTories





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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mbennett wrote:
TealTories wrote:
Grinny wrote:
I've talk to municipal politicians and they hate the idea of parties, but when I ask them why they never give me a straight answer. They have Parties in UK municipal politics.


My guess would be that they would all be liberal or NDP'ers running.
Then no one would vote.


Well of course there would be CPC canidates. In cities like Calgary, Saskatoon, and Edmonton, they would probally win.


Yeah look at Ottawa.
cerl7011





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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Knave





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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cerl7011 wrote:
I think so. I've heard of something starting in T.O...the Toronto Party of something.


Just the Toronto Party;

http://www.thetorontoparty.com/
Knave





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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grinny wrote:
I've talk to municipal politicians and they hate the idea of parties, but when I ask them why they never give me a straight answer. They have Parties in UK municipal politics.


The Parties in UK municipal politics are often extensions of their national counterparts....
hamiltonguyo





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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cerl7011 wrote:
I think so. I've heard of something starting in T.O...the Toronto Party of something.

It would be great to see parties in Hamilton. My only worry would be that the party list would end up looking like this...

The Socialist Party of Hamilton
The League of Hamiltonian Socialists
The New Socialists of Hamilton
The Communist Party of Hamilton
The Hamilton Liberals
The Hamilton Social Democrats...

And The Ancaster Conservatives.

erl



I could see

Hamilton New Democrats

Hamilton Progressives (Eisenberger and Clark, other PCers who are pro-Transit, anti-sprawl)

Hamilton Liberals (The old Dianni gang)

Hamilton Conservatives (Lloyld Ferguson, and Dave Mitchell, *shudders*)
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