Nour Kadri for Ottawa’s Mayor

The more I read about him, the more I’m liking Nour Kadri for Ottawa’s Mayor as an alternative to front runners Catherine McKenney or Mark Sutcliffe.

Voter’s Prioroties

CTV has polled voters to determine their priorities in this election. Public transit efficiency, local economy, possible tax hikes, and affordable housing for all residents top the list.

Dog parks, tourism, and millions of dollars for new bike lanes are (understandably) lower.

Catherine McKenney

From what I’ve heard so far in this mayoral race, McKenney seems financially irresponsible, non credible, almost delusional. Accounting basics and common sense dictate you should take the budget into consideration when spending.

For example, does promising free bus fare to anyone make sense when our public transit system is already millions in debt? It sure won’t increase efficiency!

Mark Sutcliffe

While I prefer Sutcliffe’s “look for inefficiencies” approach to McKenney’s “spend, spend, spend” one, he appears too complacent to me. Perhaps that’s just his personality, but he gives the impression his heart is not in the mayoral race.

I do like the fact that Sutcliffe is new to politics, so offers a credible alternative to “more of the same” rhetoric and irresponsible/frivolous spending.

Nour Kadri The Alternative Candidate?

If you haven’t yet heard of him, take a moment to learn. Nour Kadri ticks all the boxes for Ottawa’s mayor in my opinion:

  • Intelligent
  • Well and diversely educated
  • Years of relatable (but not political) experience
  • Great speaker, well versed
  • Financially literate, with budget expertise
Nour Kadri

Unfortunately, Kadri was not invited to debate the front runners. He would have blown them out of the water. This tweet confirms that!

Conclusions

These are just my opinions of course. Do your own research before you exercise your right to vote. You’ve only got 11 more days to decide until the 24th of October election date!

Howie Mandel is asking you to talk about mental illness, today and everyday

 

Today is Let’s Talk Day, sponsored by Bell Canada.  Celebrities like Howie Mandel, Clara Hughes, Michael Landsberg and others are urging us to talk about mental illness.  Bell Canada has, once again, stepped up to help.  All day today Bell Canada will donate  5 cents to mental health initiatives for every:

• Text message sent by Bell and Bell Aliant customers

• Mobile and long-distance call made by Bell and Bell Aliant customers

• Tweet and Instagram post using #BellLetsTalk

• View of the official Bell Let’s Talk Day video on Facebook

• Snap using the official Bell Let’s Talk Snapchat filter

 

Results have been incredible so far since the inception of this promotion in 2011:

 

check out this LINK for more details on the amazing impact this money has made on so many organizations throughout Canada.

 Join forces with these amazing people all day to tweet, share, text, phone, snap, view, and post this important message around the world.

 

Howie Mandel is asking you to talk about mental illness

 

 

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 is Let’s Talk Day, sponsored by Bell Canada.  Celebrities like Howie Mandel, Clara Hughes, Michael Landsberg and others are urging us to talk about mental illness.  Bell Canada has, once again, stepped up to help.  All day on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 Bell Canada will donate  5 cents to mental health initiatives for every:

• Text message sent by Bell and Bell Aliant customers
• Mobile and long-distance call made by Bell and Bell Aliant customers
• Tweet and Instagram post using #BellLetsTalk
• View of the official Bell Let’s Talk Day video on Facebook
• Snap using the official Bell Let’s Talk Snapchat filter

Results have been incredible so far since the inception of this promotion in 2011:

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check out this LINK for more details on the amazing impact this money has made on so many organizations throughout Canada.

Please mark your calendars for January 25th so you can join forces with these amazing people all day to tweet, share, text, phone, snap, view, and post this important message around the world.

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My favourite tweet after Toronto Blue Jays win Wednesday night

This tweet on Twitter from Phil Kane @carbinekane was my favourite wednesday night, after the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers in game 5….

Attention Americans….your upstairs neighbour’s will be making a lot of noise tonight. We apologize.