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Feisty

John, enquiring minds would like to know!

When will the Mississauga News or its Muse be publishing the names of candidates running for Councillor or School Board Trustees positions who do not reside in the ward they are running in?

In fairness to the citizens of this fine city, I only feel it apporpriate that they know who (which candidates) actually resides in their ward. Those running in a ward other than their prime residence may lead one to believe that their looking for an easy win. One that could not be achieved in their own residential boundaries.

One would think that a representative would be more compelled and driven with passion to landscape, pick weeds and nurture their own front yard rather than someone elses.

Brenda McNair

I disagree that there is not much anti-Saito vote in ward 9.

I have knocked on lots of doors in ward 9 with Bill McBain in past weeks, and have heard many comments from voters who are ready for a change. In particular, they are concerned with increasing traffic congestion, and the poor city planning & lack of support for effective public transportation which are contributing to this problem.

Many voters have also brought up concerns regarding public safety in their neighbourhoods. One of Bill McBain's campaign priorities is to promote family-friendly neighbourhoods, which would help to improve safety by getting people out of their cars and using pedestrian-friendly public spaces.

Judging from what I've heard, the incumbent may be surprised by the results on election day.

Brenda McNair

The Mississauga Muse

John, you wrote:

"Ward 9 protest candidate Antonio Ferreira Baptista, who is charged with uttering death threats against incumbent Pat Saito over a poem he wrote"

That just inspired me to write my own poem!

Ahem.

75-year-old Antonio Baptista
Wrote a poem slamming Councillor Sait-o
Had Baptista only reflected
On how he'd be affected
She wouldn't have charged him with HATE-o.
(Or was the bogus-charge Death Threats, I forget-o)

John, you wrote:

"As with everything else, the incumbents usually have the advantage of being experienced before the camera and coming off best, though not always."

"As with everything else" --you said it, John.

Check THIS "everything" out. Pat Saito's "ad" COMPLETE WITH Corporate logo at the Riverwood Official Opening on October 14, 2006. (And the election is on November 13th)

http://static.flickr.com/103/285744128_5fd592ab7b.jpg

So, Incumbents can use the Corporate logo, huh?

So I bought Corporate FLAGS! And went to yesterday's Kiddies Hallowe'en thingie at the Living Arts Centre.

A Peel Regional Police officer took this pic of me and my imaginary friend (I'm the one on the left)

http://static.flickr.com/100/285319463_867a707252.jpg

re:

"Cooksville Munden Park Homeowners Organization all-candidates’ session dealing with the mayoralty at St. Timothy’s School Wednesday night. They’ll broadcast it the next night at 7:30 p.m."

Hope to see you there tonight, John.

Signed,
The Mississauga Muse

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