Tag Archives: David Soknacki

How Olivia Chow can STILL win

A couple of weeks ago I offered a scenario in which Olivia Chow could still win.  At the time, I acknowledged her decline in pre-Labour Day polls, but argued that pre-Labour Day polls are irrelevant. Given the incumbent Mayor’s rare cancer, the unexpected candidacy of his brother Doug, and the withdrawal of David Soknacki, it’s…
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How can Chow possibly win?

It is now past Labour Day, the actual start of the 2014 mayoral campaign.  Everything until now has been a prelude.  Now that the race is on, conversations are starting with questions about who is going to win.  I’d prefer that people ask who SHOULD win, or why they should win, or how to help…
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Unsolicited note to the “un-politician”

Dear Olivia (c/o John Laschinger and Warren Kinsella): Maybe I’m holding you to an unfair standard, but I’m disappointed in you, and the campaign’s only a month old.  After tantalizing us with your candidacy for the past year, my expectations were high. Since your campaign launch, they’ve been lowered. As a humble consultant, often working in and around…
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A Muddy Affair: Paul Ainslie’s Selective Moralizing

Paul Ainslie is asking for our sympathy.  He says the Mayor has been a bully and a liar, and he just can’t take it anymore. I can’t take it anymore either.  Here is yet another Councillor acting like a victim after having enjoyed the power and privilege of being on the Mayor’s team. Councillor Ainslie…
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