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October 2014

"Why should I vote for you?" Ward 9.

Oct 20, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

"Why should I vote for you?" the series that was designed so you could get to know your city councillor and their challengers, had a feisty group in on Friday.

Ward 9 has an impressive crop of candidates vying for the seat left vacant by Brad Clark. 

One of the few councillors who has the courage to give up their position to take a run at the mayor’s chair, instead of always hiding behind it.

And another example of how strong a field of candidates you get when there is no incumbent.

When there is an incumbent, the field is usually much weaker. 

Simply because challengers know it’s almost impossible to defeat an incumbent because everyone already knows their name.

Therefore don’t bother running.

All the more reason for term limits, unfortunately there is as much of a chance of that happening, as there is a non-incumbent winning.

Unless you show the courage at the ballot box.

Ward 10 on Monday.

I’m Scott Thompson.


Monday on The Scott Thompson Show!

“Why should I vote for you?” Ward 10.  905-645-3221






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"Why should I vote for you?" Ward 8.

Oct 17, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

“Why should I vote for you?”  the series that was designed to connect you the voter with your councillor and those who are challenging them, has become the story it was intending to bring forward.

Instead of your incumbent councillors, in Wards 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and now Terry Whitehead in Ward 8 talking to you the voter, the bigger story has been the entitlement at city council thinking they don’t have to come on the public air waves and talk to you.

In the last 48 hours the emails and phone messages from disgruntled voters who have had enough is more than I can answer.

It came to a head last night at the social event of the season, Good Shepherd’s Harvest Dinner at Carmen’s, I was MCing.

Many I had never met were shaking my hand and begging me to keep holding their feet to the fire.

In the crowd of who’s who was one prominent source who, when asked why Councillor Terry Whitehead would confirm and then bail yesterday morning of at the last minute, they said, ‘the other councillors got to him’. Meaning those in the lower wards who had already declined.

Further proof there is way too much block voting that favours a few and denies so many.

They feel they don’t have to answer to anyone.

Ward 9 Friday with a full slate of candidates.

I’m Scott Thompson.


Friday on the Scott Thompson Show!

“Why should I vote for you?” Ward 9.  905-645-3221



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"Why should I vote for you?" Ward 7.

Oct 16, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

“Why should I vote for you?” is our ongoing series to help you better understand who your councillor is and who is running against them.

Yesterday’s Ward 7 edition had to be cancelled due to lack of participation.

Ward 7 incumbent councillor Scott Duvall said he cancelled because the other two challengers cancelled.

I’m not sure what difference that makes as this has never been billed as a debate, it’s called, “Why should I vote for you?”

It was designed to for incumbent (and challengers) to answer the question.

If a challenger does not want to appear that just gives you more time to talk to the voters. No?

So Scott Duvall joins the distinguished list of candidates who are afraid to come on the Scott Thompson Show and talk to you the Hamiltonian.

That list includes Ward 2’s Jason Farr, Ward 4’s Sam Merulla, Ward 5’s Chad Collins, and Ward 6’s Tom Jackson.

Five entitled incumbent councillors who feel they don’t need to talk to you.

Five entitled incumbent councillors who feel they’ll get your vote either way, because they are the incumbent.

…And they’re probably right, (again).

Ward 8 Thursday.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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