Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Better Burnaby Voters Coalition endorsements

A group calling itself the Better Burnaby Voters Coalition, which seems to be a new ad hoc organization working solely by e-mail, has been e-mailing around a list of its endorsements for this Saturday's civic election. The list of endorsements is below:

Mayor (1)
Andrew STEWART, TEAM Burnaby

Gary BEGIN, TEAM Burnaby
Jeffrey CHIU, TEAM Burnaby
Sav DHALIWAL, Burnaby Citizens (incumbent)
Mark HILFORD, TEAM Burnaby
Paul McDONELL, Burnaby Citizens
Lee RANKIN, TEAM Burnaby (incumbent)
Barbara SPITZ, TEAM Burnaby

Ron BURTON, Burnaby Citizens (incumbent)
Helen CHANG, TEAM Burnaby
Kathy CORRIGAN, Burnaby Citizens (incumbent)
Trudy GORDON, TEAM Burnaby
Larry HAYES, Burnaby Citizens (incumbent)
Baljinder NARANG, Burnaby Citizens
Mondee REDMAN, Burnaby Citizens (incumbent)

The e-mails have been sent from the Hotmail address BetterBurnaby.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another Team Burnaby project obviously.

Who is this group?

Anyone can mix names and send them
out as "chosen candidates".

An old trick.

11/16/2005 1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understand it is a group that feels the lopsided representation on Burnaby city council is no different than what the province government had with no opposition for the past 4 years. Both are very unhealthy in our system.

11/16/2005 4:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More than likely a rump group of Harry Bloy's people.

Not much credibility when a Hotmail address is used, since most Hotmail addresses are used
as proxies to prevent easy tracebacks.

Wouldn't suprise anyone if this was cooked up by the Team Burnaby Campaign Chair or friend of his as a phantom group to try and "carry" Team Burnaby candidates by a "legitimate" group. This idiot
has been creative before and will
be again.

Besides if Team burnaby ends up with a majority, the lopsided would
just continue, but with mostly a group of people backed by others who obviously don't know their fundamentals.

Council is different. It's based on people, rather than partisan

Good example is Lee Rankin. He was
originally BCA, then independent and then ended up with Team Burnaby (original edition), and then the BVNPA, and then Team Burnaby (current edition).

He was originally NDP, then decided to be federal Liberal.

11/16/2005 9:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah well if its so lopsided why are there more BCA cronies on the school board slate?

11/16/2005 9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lopsided is the equivalent of no little or no opposition. Which means a balance of opinions and point of view on Council and school board. Right now we dont have that anywhere and its time for a change. BCA or TB having a 5-4 advantage on council (including Mayor) would be a lot more healthy than what we have right now.
It's now a cozy BCA house party.

11/17/2005 12:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a BCA house party, but does
Burnaby really want a Harry Bloy
House Party? Council candidates
leaning their ear towards BC Liberal Party hacks who are now
running the Team Burnaby campaign?

Don't think so.

Also the councillors are more people than partisan oriented.

With some team Burnaby candidates such as Hilford, it will be more partisan oriented than people oriented.

11/17/2005 6:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree we need balance on these boards...not a slanted approach.

11/17/2005 9:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you dont think the present council is partisan I have a piece of swamp land I would like to sell you.
Not sure what all the references are to Harry Bloy as I thought this was a municipal election. If we want to include provincial politics in this then we should look at the hacks that either had NDP provincial aspirations or have been NDP MLA's that are involved with BCA.

11/17/2005 9:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not sure of the group that sent this out. But I like the choices and applaud the inclusion of Chisholm. I have seen him in action and he has demonstrated he can keep both slates in check.

11/17/2005 9:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am surprised Chisholm would spend all this money on a seemingly decent campaign when he really does not have a chance to win.
You would think he would have spent that time, money and effort and gone for a nomination from one of the established parties.

11/17/2005 10:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read the article in the paper. He said he was a a part of the partisan part of provincial politics and had enough with both the BCA and Team Burnaby with their infighting and political hacks controlling the campaign. Independents do poorly, but some do make it through.

Best example is the late and great Chuck Cadman.

11/18/2005 10:26 AM  

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