In this, my first municipal election in Ottawa, I hear a lot of split vote talk which is intimidating and disruptive to the democratic process. Individual voters must evaluate candidates with an open-mind and cast their ballot for the one they believe is best suited to serve their ward.
In Kitchessippi ward anonymous notes were sent to the supporters of challenger Michelle Reimer in an attempt to dissuade and deter their commitment. Reimer remains a strong, qualified and committed candidate.
This base tactic is nothing short of bully-tactics. The fear-mongering over vote splitting is disgraceful and, as so often with cowardly tactics, unfounded. Let us put forth that anyone who feels the need to fear-monger over vote-splitting would be better off using this energy to build a better campaign for their preferred candidate.
It is particularly sad in this instance that the tactic was aimed at a female candidate in a city that is very poorly represented by elected women.
On October 27th, Be Brave. Vote with your beliefs not governed by fear.
The advanced voting has kicked off and the end is in-sight for this exciting and engaged Municipal Election. Rideau-Vanier candidates still have (at least) 3 more debates and one is tonight in the heart of Sandy Hill.
So come out listen to the issues and share your own from 7-9PM at the Sandy Hill Community Centre where the focus will be on Transit, Employment and access to good food and affordable housing in Ward 12.
A shout out to Vanier Community Service Centre, Sandy Hill Community Health Centre and Lowertown Community Resource Centre who organized tonight’s debate.
7-9PM, October 2nd
Sandy Hill Community Centre, 250 Somerset Street East
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Tagged #Ottvote, Catherine Fortin-LeFaivre, David Georges Oldham, Lowertown Community Association, Marc Aubin, Marc Vinette, Mathieu Fleury, Rideau Vanier, Sandy Hill, Sandy Hill Seen, Vanier, Ward 12
Another week, another Campaign launch for the Rideau-Vanier Councillor seat in Ward12!
Tomorrow, Thursday July 3rd, Marc Aubin launches his campaign at local favourite Das Lokal at 190 Dalhousie St. 5-8PM
Wonderful to see so much advocacy and involvement in local politics – with the level of interest being shown there is no way but up for Ward12.
After much speculation Monday marked the day that Marc Aubin officially threw his hat in the ring as challenger for the Councillor seat in Ward 12 Rideau-Vanier.
Aubin brings with him a wealth of local advocacy experience as the former President of the Lowertown Community Association and the former Chair of the King Edward Avenue TaskForce. Marc is born and bred in the Ward from a family that has lived locally for several generations. We look forward to learning more about Aubin’s vision from his recently launched campaign website .
Ward 12 is shaping up with strong voices bringing much needed vision and advocacy – bring it!
We’re mad for politics and have no doubts about the fantastic potential of Rideau-Vanier. This Ward should be a crown jewel amongst Ottawa neighbourhoods given it’s historic significance, it’s creative, diverse edge and it’s proximity to absolutely everything.
Council elections are this fall and we urge all Ward 12 residents and businesses to get out and meet the Candidates. An informed decision is the best decision. Let’s meet and greet the Challengers & Incumbent to find out who is going to activate & best champion the potential in our Ward. Let’s looks for committed vision and pragmatism to make improvements now.
Tonight, in the Byward Market, Catherine Fortin-LeFaivre is launching her campaign. Fortin-LeFaivre has worked extensively in the back rooms of Federal politics and tells us she is committed to taking her experience and acting locally in the community’s best interest.
Come out to meet Catherine and tell her what’s important to you.
Peter Devine’s 73 Clarence St in the Byward Market