Municipal governments- is it time that candidates indicate their political preferences?

justfred

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I wonder if it is time to do this? If the electorate do not want I Left or Right leaning candidate, then they have the opportunity to vote for the party that they want. Some parties tax and spend, some do not.
 

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All one has to do is look at the candidates agenda to find their political leanings . Personally I nix any who has grand spending plans .
 
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Nick Danger

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Municipal politics is a nice change from the partisan crap that takes up so much time on the provincial and federal stages. Councillors and candidates at the civic level are free to address actual issues of concern without having to bow to their political overlords. Once someone moves beyond municipal politics the divide between electors and electees grows quickly.
 
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B00Mer

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Municipal politics is a nice change from the partisan crap that takes up so much time on the provincial and federal stages. Councillors and candidates at the civic level are free to address actual issues of concern without having to bow to their political overlords. Once someone moves beyond municipal politics the divide between electors and electees grows quickly.

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Municipal politics is a nice change from the partisan crap that takes up so much time on the provincial and federal stages. Councillors and candidates at the civic level are free to address actual issues of concern without having to bow to their political overlords. Once someone moves beyond municipal politics the divide between electors and electees grows quickly.
But if you look at civic politics , most large metropolitan areas have left and right wing parties vying for office . Different names same pile .
 
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spaminator

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I wonder if it is time to do this? If the electorate do not want I Left or Right leaning candidate, then they have the opportunity to vote for the party that they want. Some parties tax and spend, some do not.
political beliefs should be made public. all beliefs should be made public. 💡
 
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taxslave

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Municipal politics is a nice change from the partisan crap that takes up so much time on the provincial and federal stages. Councillors and candidates at the civic level are free to address actual issues of concern without having to bow to their political overlords. Once someone moves beyond municipal politics the divide between electors and electees grows quickly.
Not in the cities. NDP has farm leagues in city politics, just under different names. Smaller towns not so much, but you can usually tell by their spending priorities.
Vancouver is especially polarized.