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Kitchener City Council Election Discussion
#31
(07-26-2018, 06:41 AM)jamincan Wrote: If they don't live in their wards, why not just make everyone councillors-at-large?

Because our society is obsessed with local representation. Whether it makes sense or not.

To be honest, I was rather surprised you didn't have to live in the ward you were running for, doesn't really make sense to me.
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#32
Agreed !!!
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#33
(07-26-2018, 07:08 AM)jgsz Wrote:
(07-25-2018, 09:47 PM)danbrotherston Wrote: You do not have to live in the ward where you are running, the only residency requirement is:

"live in Kitchener or are the owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of someone who owns or rents there;"

Yes, I realize you don't have to live in the ward you want to represent.  It's just that Howe promotes himself as a neighbourhood kind of guy and for him to represent a ward he doesn't live is smacks of opportunism.

James lost to Sarah Marsh last time out in Ward 10 and Sarah is running again in this year. I find it strange that he would try a different Ward.
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#34
(07-26-2018, 07:08 AM)jgsz Wrote:
(07-25-2018, 09:47 PM)danbrotherston Wrote: You do not have to live in the ward where you are running, the only residency requirement is:

"live in Kitchener or are the owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of someone who owns or rents there;"

Yes, I realize you don't have to live in the ward you want to represent.  It's just that Howe promotes himself as a neighbourhood kind of guy and for him to represent a ward he doesn't live is smacks of opportunism.

Or maybe he just wants to give people a choice, not much of a democracy with only one choice on the ballot.
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#35
Similar questions by CBC to the Kitchener Mayor candidates.
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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