How Vern White Can Win

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    Ken Gray
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    Former police chief and now Senator Vern White has been very seriously considering running for mayor.

    Here is how he wins.

    Mayor Jim Watson is weak in the rural areas and probably the suburbs if the Conservative senator runs.

    The French community is furious with Watson for being so stubborn on bilingualism at the city and because of the location of the Montreal Road homeless shelter

    Watson is strong downtown. So if someone on the left runs, say a Diane Holmes or Clive Doucet or Diane Deans, there goes the mayor’s last bastion of strength.

    White defeats Watson in a walk under these circumstances. And White is the perfect candidate to discuss gun violence, a major Watson weakness.

    Get used to saying Mayor Vern White.

    cheers

    kgray

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    Patrick Uguccioni

    Problem with your theory Ken, no matter how many times you out it out there, is both Mr. White and Ms. Deans have said privately and publicly they are not running for mayor. Not sure what your motivation is in repeating this over and over and over.

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    Sisco Farraro

    But why would Diane Deans run for mayor, especially if, as you say, Vern White would win? If she runs and loses her bid for the mayoralty then she loses her seat on council too doesn’t she? If so, where’s her incentive? She’s one of the councillors who does a good job at city hall in my opinion and it would be unfortunate to lose her.

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    Ken Gray
    Keymaster

    Pat:

    To the best of my knowledge, I think you have your facts wrong.

    Both White and Deans have said they are considering running for mayor.

    Unless they’ve said something I’ve missed, I believe those are their latest words on the topic.

    cheers

    kgray

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    #748813 Reply

    Ken Gray
    Keymaster

    Sisco:

    Her incentive is that she doesn’t like Watson and he doesn’t like her.

    cheers

    kgray

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    #748833 Reply

    Robert White

    Senator Vern White cannot run in the municipal election unless he resigns his seat as a Conservative senator, and if he resigned his seat as a senator the Conservative Party of Canada would no longer support him.

    Furthermore, Diane Deans must resign her seat as a riding council politician to run as a mayoral candidate, and if she fails to win, she would be out of council entirely.

    Neither Vern White or Diane Deans will run for mayor.

    RW

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    #748934 Reply

    The Voter

    Deans doesn’t have to resign her Council seat to run as a mayoral candidate. It means that if she loses, she will be off Council in the next term.
    Does anyone know – Pierre Page? – if you can simultaneously run for two positions on the same Council? Can you run for mayor and ward councillor? I know that in the US, you can be in the running for two positions at once. In 2012, Paul Ryan ran for Vice-President and Congressman – he won the Congress seat but not the V-P position. Technically I suppose that, since his success in the run for V-P depended on Mitch Romney being elected President, he wasn’t running directly for the position.
    Does a Senator have to resign to run in an election or does he just have to resign if he wins? The province passed legislation to force you to choose one level of elected government position after Claude Bennett tried to retain his city seat when he was elected to the legislature but I think it applies only after you win the second election, not while you’re campaigning.

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    sisco farraro

    Voter. That is the $64,000 question. The next question ($65,000?) is what happens if you win both positions, especially the one you want least by a very large margin?

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