I wish we had a vocal tea party movement here, we need one against our current mayor and councilors. They have refused to allow Edmontonians to vote about keeping our municipal airport open. They discussed it behind closed doors and then told us, we could have no say in the matter.
My ward has one old councilor, Iverson, and luckily one brave guy going up against him. Iverson is famous for his U-Pass project which forces ALL students to help pay for those students who ride the bus/LRT. A great idea if you are a socialist! He is also the guy who wants us to only idle our cars for 2 minutes in the middle of winter. When it is 40 below, our cars need more time to warm up, but he obviously wants us to all abandon our cars for transit, I wonder if he rides his bike in the winter? Will he force his future kids to ride with him? A better example of a greenie progressive you will never find, the guy is a poster boy for greenie swill. My vote is going for the only option, Al Slemko. I have no information about him, but he can't be worse than Iveson.
Anyways, for all you Edmontonians, here is the breakdown of who is running in which wards.
It's not good for a persons blood pressure to get riled up on a Monday, so to calm my nerves, and yours, I offer you two videos, one of the northern lights dancing and one of a man made fountain. I much prefer mother nature's display, but both take your mind off of politics, if only for a moment.
Thank goodness for beauty. Now, let the campaign to boot the mayor and ALL councilors begin!