Who Has Watson Alienated Prior To 2018 Election?

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    Ken Gray
    Keymaster

    Well, let’s see.

    There’s the French community on language and the shelter.

    Rural folks who resent paying a storm-water fee.

    The residents of Barrhaven and Kanata who are paying billions to not get light rail to their communities when it could have been completed and running to those suburbs in 2014.

    Downtown residents who are sick of zoning being ignored for huge condos.

    There’s a start.

    Anybody else?

    cheers

    kgray

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    #739969 Reply

    Ron Benn

    Add to the list the residents who think that we need to address the guns and gangs problem with solutions pointed at today’s safety issues, in addition to, but in priority of, the proposed first semester sociology course rhetoric about needing long term, unmeasurable, feel good diversion programs.

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    Bob LeDrew

    The people who think Lansdowne Live was a terrible deal for taxpayers?

    The people who think the city’s 150 celebrations were far too much of an opportunity for Watson to send out news releases with his name in the lede?

    The people with family members in city-operated extended care facilities?

    Vanier?

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    #739974 Reply

    Ken Gray
    Keymaster

    Did you work in the media at one time, Bob?

    You spelled lede correctly.

    cheers

    kgray

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    Ken Gray
    Keymaster

    Seniors who are a few years from needing extended care?

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    #739976 Reply

    Ken Gray
    Keymaster

    Roads with big bumps in them?

    People appalled by sinkholes?

    People angry at the failed attempt to cut snow-plowing levels around the Canada Day holiday?

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    #739996 Reply

    Bob LeDrew

    I’ve spent most of my life wrangling words, first as a journalist (mostly for radio, but a bunch of magazine stuff), then a pit stop to study PR, then the last 20 or so as a communications dude, with a lot of time in higher-ed comms.

    I even know the difference between a deck and a cutline. ;-)

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    Chaz

    Just had to:
    Lede – mid 20th century neologism from a deliberate misspelling of lead, intended to avoid confusion with its homograph meaning a strip of type metal used for positioning type in the frame.

    Lede -(chiefly US journalism) The introductory paragraph of a newspaper or other news article.

    In 1990, William Safire was still able to say that “lede” was jargon.

    Damn journalists.
    skoal,
    Chaz :) :)

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    #740085 Reply

    The Voter

    Barrhaven residents who are still mourning the loss of their neighbours in the OC/VIA crash and are waiting for any action on the underpasses that will make their community safer and potentially save lives.

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    #742783 Reply

    Erwin Dreessen

    Environmentalists/conservationists who have, under Jim Watson’s tutelage, seen the adoption of a toothless Environmental Strategy, a toothless Protection of Wildlife during Construction “Protocol” and — to come soon — a toothless Site Alteration By-law.

    The recently adopted Urban Forestry Strategy could be of another kind, but it’s too early to tell.

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    #742785 Reply

    Ken Gray
    Keymaster

    Erwin:

    Anyone outside the environmental file?

    Thank you for this and cheers

    kgray

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    #742796 Reply

    The Voter

    Any rational person who loves this city. Or is that too narrow a category?? ;-)

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    Bob LeDrew

    How about those who believe in harm reduction via things like safe injection? Not gonna get any votes from them.

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    #742824 Reply

    Ken Gray
    Keymaster

    Yes Bob, that’s the problem with being a life-long politician.

    Given enough time, you alienate everyone.

    Wonder if that time has come to the mayor?

    cheers

    kgray

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