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Waterloo City Council Election Discussion
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Waterloo City Council Election Discussion
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#2
Both Rami Said and Tenille Bonoguore have announced they are seeking Melissa Durrell's to-be-vacated council seat. Might be one of the more interesting seats to watch, given all that happens in UpTown, and how vociferously people feel about that.
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Should be quite interesting. I've met Rami a number of times. Nice guy. No background in politics though as far as I know.
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#4
He ran for mayor in 2014, did he not?
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(05-17-2018, 09:03 AM)greybird Wrote: He ran for mayor in 2014, did he not?

Yes, Rami ran for mayor and I thought he did surprisingly well in the debates. (I say surprisingly primarily because of lack of political experience and how that often manifests itself in local debates.)

Waterloo 2018 Registered Candidates

Interesting that the first declared candidate for ward 7 is Devon McKenzie, a friend and business partner of Rami's (according to the articles on previous establishments, I don't know if Devon is involved in Patent Social).

I don't know any of them, but I think I met Tenille Bonoguore once outside her house with some neighbours who I know. Seems like I have quality candidates to choose from this election.
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(05-17-2018, 10:49 PM)tvot Wrote:
(05-17-2018, 09:03 AM)greybird Wrote: He ran for mayor in 2014, did he not?

Yes, Rami ran for mayor and I thought he did surprisingly well in the debates. (I say surprisingly primarily because of lack of political experience and how that often manifests itself in local debates.)

Waterloo 2018 Registered Candidates

Interesting that the first declared candidate for ward 7 is Devon McKenzie, a friend and business partner of Rami's (according to the articles on previous establishments, I don't know if Devon is involved in Patent Social).

I don't know any of them, but I think I met Tenille Bonoguore once outside her house with some neighbours who I know. Seems like I have quality candidates to choose from this election.

Very interesting to see Kelly Steiss running for mayor. I've worked with (or around) her from about 2012-2016. Nice family though. Hard worker. Easy to talk to as well. Plus her kids turned out great. She's a stable personality...would be interesting to see her vision for Waterloo.
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(05-17-2018, 10:49 PM)tvot Wrote:
(05-17-2018, 09:03 AM)greybird Wrote: He ran for mayor in 2014, did he not?

Yes, Rami ran for mayor and I thought he did surprisingly well in the debates. (I say surprisingly primarily because of lack of political experience and how that often manifests itself in local debates.)

Waterloo 2018 Registered Candidates

Interesting that the first declared candidate for ward 7 is Devon McKenzie, a friend and business partner of Rami's (according to the articles on previous establishments, I don't know if Devon is involved in Patent Social).

I don't know any of them, but I think I met Tenille Bonoguore once outside her house with some neighbours who I know. Seems like I have quality candidates to choose from this election.

I stand corrected.  I have a vague, vague memory of this.
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Tenille is a journalist (she is a parenting columnist for CBC KW) and is the founder of the Grand Porch Party. I don't think she has any direct political experience, but she's familiar with, and quite good at, community organizing.

(I'm lightly acquainted with her by way of having worked with her spouse for several years.)
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#9
More specifically, she was a columnist for CBC, and stepped down due to running, as is proper.
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#10
Yes, thank you for that clarification. My misrepresentation was unintentional and could have been very misleading.
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#11
Similar questions by CBC to the Waterloo Mayor candidates.
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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#12
Uptown candidate Tenille Bonoguore opposes height on King St but still says this:


Quote:We need vibrant new developments. We need towers. We also need to remember that it is the people, not the buildings, that make a city.
https://www.tenilleb.com/news/2018/9/18/...bout-scale



I frankly think she's completely wrong about King st, but shes right about people making the city.
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