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October 2014

"Why should I vote for you?" What did we learn?

Oct 24, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

This is the last day of “Why should I vote for you?”

When I brought this idea up to my boss Jeff Storey months ago, I said the Mayoral candidates don’t need any more exposure.

The candidates who need exposure are the brave man and women who put their name on a ballot, start with their own money, and try to instigate change at the neighbourhood level.

It seems for the last few elections the mayor has taken the hit.  The only thing that has remained constant (for the most part) is the city council.

That is where the problem is, most specifically in Wards 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, where none of the candidates even bothered to come on and talk to you.

Most outside or rural councillors are on an island by themselves.

Instead of learning about the issues during this series, we have learned there is a small group of councillors in the old city (and a couple of drinkers of the Kool-Aid on the mountain) that block vote.

They drive the city, and often into a ditch of mediocrity and complacency.

They are lifers, who do the best for their corner of the world that guarantees themselves many years in the chair. 

Some have done nothing else.

On Monday the city’s future is in your hands, if you want it.

I’m Scott Thompson.


Friday on The Scott Thompson Show!

The last, “Why should I vote for you?” Wards 14 & 15.  905-645-3221




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Like it or not Canada, we're now 'all in'...

Oct 22, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Yesterday was the ‘end of the innocence’ for our generation of Canadians.

This after a terror attack on our Parliament Buildings in Ottawa that saw Hamiltonian Corporal Nathan Cirillo, reservist and member of the Argylls of Canada (91st Canadian Highlanders regiment), gunned down in cold blood at the War Memorial.

Some may say the innocence was lost two days earlier when two soldiers were mowed over by a lunatic in a car outside a military centre in Quebec. One soldier dying from his injuries.

Post 9/11 we all wondered, where, when, what is next?

As Canadians we wondered, when us?

Well like it or not Canada, we’re now all in. 

Not because we sent fighter jets to join the coalition forces, but because we have an enemy who hates everyone who is not like them.

It’s ISIS against the world.  And as part of that world we can do two things.

Fight or flee.

I don’t think there are too many Canadians willing to give up what they’ve got due to some uncivilized barbarians.

The loss of innocence has turned to bravery.  And like with our ancestors before us, goodness will survive.

I’m Scott Thompson.


Thursday on The Scott Thompson Show!

“Why should I vote for you?” Ward 13  905-645-3221







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"Why should I vote for you?" Ward 11.

Oct 21, 2014 9:42 PM
Scott Thompson

We are on a 2 show winning streak in our ongoing series, “Why should I vote for you?” and have a 3rd confirmed.

The show designed to introduce you to your city councillor and their challengers, has had an incumbent councillor show up two days in a row.

This after none, zero, zippo, of the Hamilton incumbent city councillors from the old city showed up on The Scott Thompson Show to talk to you their constituents. (That’s Wards 2, 4,5,6,7, and 8)

Why it is the suburban or rural city councillors show up and the old inner city councillor’s run away scared making up any reason not to show, if they even return our calls?

With no sign of a city councillor until we got to Ward 10, it makes you wonder what kind of puppet show we have going on in the chambers and who’s the head Pinocchio.

With the first two incumbents brave enough to show being women, it certainly does confirm we have an old boys club down there (albeit neutered).

Clearly the web councillors in Wards 8 and under have spun does not extend to or influence the common sense of those outside the old city.

But they do influence enough to sway any vote in their favour, until now.

With the vacancy of courageous councillors like Brian McHattie, Brad Clark (who are running for mayor) and the passing of Bernie Morelli hopefully the new blood from attrition isn’t poisoned by this controlling mediocrity.

But only you can change things…

I’m Scott Thompson.


Wednesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

“Why should I vote for you?” Ward 12.  905-645-3221




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