Post Tagged with: "2016 municipal elections"

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

February 22, 2017 at 1:30 pm

 Water, water I have a confession to make: I like listening to people discussing things they know about, no matter how dry (or in this case, wet) the subject matter. It’s a trait that seems to be growing stronger over time — I suspect it may even be a response to ourRead More

Civic Centre, CBRM

Dr StrangeJob’s Biased Post

October 26, 2016 at 11:06 am

The election is over, the votes are counted and I lost. It’s time to move on, but I can’t, because while Mayor Clarke claims the recent mayoralty campaign was the dirtiest of his career and Rankin MacSween remains stoically baffled by Clarke’s accusations, nobody is taking responsibility for the deplorableRead More

CBRM Election Results: Cecil Clarke’s ‘Biggest Mandate’ Ever?

CBRM Election Results: Cecil Clarke’s ‘Biggest Mandate’ Ever?

October 19, 2016 at 10:52 am

It’s a facet of a healthy democracy that never fails to impress me: the final handshake. Two candidates who have fought a long, hard campaign shake hands — one graciously accepting defeat, the other graciously acknowledging victory. And then there’s what happened in the CBRM on Saturday night. As reportedRead More

The Positive Change Jar

Buddy, Can You Spare Some Positive Change?

October 19, 2016 at 10:51 am

Newly re-elected CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke has promised “100 More Positive Changes for CBRM” and I, for one, am willing to trust that he will deliver — trust, but verify. I’m a little concerned that his immediate, post-election description of his plans included no reference to these positive changes. HeRead More

Dr StrangeJob: On Daft and Lying

Dr StrangeJob: On Daft and Lying

October 19, 2016 at 10:50 am

What were you doing when the CBRM election results were announced? I was reading an article about assisted death and ruminating on Kübler-Ross’s five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance). Note to self: do not contemplate serious philosophical, moral, or ethical issues while reviewing municipal election results.Read More

Dr StrangeJob Predicts the Losers

Dr StrangeJob Predicts the Losers

October 12, 2016 at 7:33 am

“Old age and treachery always overcomes youth and skill.” – Waylon & Willie Dr StrangeJob is no loser, but he does concede he will not win the CBRM mayoralty race. Yes, he is statistically the most favored candidate, not to mention the only mayoralty candidate actually liked by No,Read More

Why is She Only Profiling the Women?

Why is She Only Profiling the Women?

October 5, 2016 at 3:46 pm

I was going to start this introduction to my interviews with all 10 women running in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality elections this fall by asking the rhetorical question: “Why do we need women on council?” I was then going to answer (I know, I know, you’re not supposed toRead More

Bernard, Lynch, McDougall

Districts 5, 6 & 8: Bernard, Lynch & McDougall

October 5, 2016 at 3:35 pm

District 5 Nadine Bernard Nadine Bernard, a resident of District 6, began by explaining her decision to run in District 5: [I] figured District 5 would be…more my territory for a few reasons. I do anti-poverty work, I sit on the Cape Breton poverty commission here, but I also sitRead More

MacDougall, Coombes, Camus, Sheppard

Districts 9, 11 & 12: MacDougall, Coombes, Camus & Sheppard

October 5, 2016 at 2:28 pm

District 9 Lois MacDougall Born in Glace Bay, District 9 candidate Lois MacDougall has lived there her whole life, with the exception of a period, during her childhood, when she lived at the Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children in Montreal. I was born with no hip and ultimately, over theRead More

Dr. StrangeJob Is Mad as Hell

Dr. StrangeJob Is Mad as Hell

September 28, 2016 at 12:17 pm

It just isn’t funny anymore Dr StrangeJob is angry! Every level of government—federal, provincial and municipal—is currently under scrutiny for questionable spending of taxpayer dollars: the recent federal staff relocation reimbursements, the latest provincial MLA frivolous self-promotional kitsch, the Guysborough County expense scandal and the ombudsman’s Richmond County expense claimRead More