Andrew Johnson tosses his hat in the ring

By  | February 8, 2011 | 29 Comments | Filed under: Politics


As expected, Andrew has announced that he is also running for the Provincial PC nomination.
What are your thoughts, Margaret or Andrew?

29 Responses to Andrew Johnson tosses his hat in the ring

  1. Lary Turner February 8, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    According to Linda Whetham, you can add her name to the growing list ….

  2. scot February 8, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    That would be great, probably better than the actual election.

  3. Mrs. R.D.M February 8, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Margaret. Highly unlikely I would vote P.C however. Funny, I heard Andrew was never interested in Mayor but ran to get his name known. Not really cool if true.

  4. Paul Lawson February 8, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    I won’t be voting PC nor Liberal. Who’s the Green party candidate?

  5. Pete Warner February 8, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    I was at Ernies and overheard talk that Paul Langan was running for the Greens not sure if it was federal or provincial.

  6. Allan Dettweiler February 9, 2011 at 6:45 am

    I’m looking for someone who is opposed to, and will speak up against, and fight, the slaughter in the hospitals we call abortion.
    Even the Greens are “pro-choice”. I probably won’t vote – for the first time ever.

  7. scot February 9, 2011 at 8:14 am

    …but Allen, if you don’t vote you can’t complain about the results, and I can’t see you keeping quiet, no matter who wins!

  8. scot February 9, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Oh oh, I feel a cartoon coming on. (It’s becoming a Jekyl/Hyde thing)

  9. Margaret Barr February 9, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Allan, you are probably correct that you won’t find an openly anti-abortion candidate or party. But there are other issues too…Please vote, no matter who it may be for…..

    At this point in time there are 6 confirmed candidates for the PC nomination. I don’t believe it is any longer a ‘secret’ who is running, as all 6 have now been confirmed and are actively campaigning. They are:(in alphabetical order)

    Barr, Margaret
    Clark, Victoria
    Johnson, Andrew
    Leone, Rob
    Sultana, Yasmeen
    Whetham, Linda

  10. Facetious Lee February 9, 2011 at 10:30 am

    They are in alphabetical order

    Andrew Johnson
    Linda Whetham
    Margaret Barr
    Rob Leone
    Victoria Clark
    Yasmeen Sultana

    (I couldn’t resist)

  11. Facetious Lee February 9, 2011 at 10:32 am

    I won’t attempt to put the candidates in order of age or wisdom.

  12. scot February 9, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Thanks Margaret, and when is the actual nomination?
    As always, we invite all the candidates to post here at The Citizen.

  13. Margaret Barr February 9, 2011 at 11:33 am

    The actual nomination date has not as yet been confirmed. However, we are expecting to learn the date within the next day or two.

    Facetious Lee: Your alphabetical order is correct too; except it will go by last name (at the nomination and the general election)..

  14. Thomas Kopeckney February 9, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Re: Andrew..big hat for a big ego!!

  15. Lary Turner February 9, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    What was it they said when Premier Ed Stelmack announced he was stepping down? ….. oh yes!…. “He’s leaving behind some average sized shoes to fill!”

  16. Margaret Barr February 10, 2011 at 9:44 am

    The now confirmed nomination date is April 16, 2011. The time and place has not yet been fully determined.

    If anyone here wants to be eligible to vote for the nominee of their choice, all they have to do is visit http://www.ontariopc.com and fill out the membership form (under the heading ‘take action’); or contact the nominee candidate and she/he will make arrangements to deliver hard copy forms to you.

    To be eligible you MUST be a resident of the Cambridge/North Dumfries riding and be at least 14 years of age; and your membership must be submitted prior to March 26, 2011….The membership fees are as follows: $5 for those aged 14 to 27; and for seniors..$10 for all others. To vote on April 16, you must provide photo I.D. which matches the address on your membership form……

    That’s the scoop…

  17. Paul Lawson February 10, 2011 at 11:25 am

    This is confusing. You can’t vote in an election until you are 18, but you can buy a membership in the Conservative party at 14? Can they vote to elect a candidate? And someone between 28 and 64 has to pay more to join the conservatives? Sounds like discrimination against the majority of eligible voters to me. Oh wait, it is the conservative party we are talking about, never mind.

  18. Margaret Barr February 10, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Paul, the membership rules, and fees, are EXACTLY the same for the provincial Liberals;(you can check this out yourself on their website); haven’t checked on the NDP..so don’t know about their policies…

  19. Paul Lawson February 10, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I am sure it would be the same. Sounds like all parties are just trying to indoctrinate the young into their way of thinking.

  20. Margaret Barr February 10, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Paul, seems you’re correct on that. As I said I don’t know about the NDP, but the Green Party minimum age for membership is also 14.

  21. Jimm Hillis February 10, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Re: Pete Warner’s comments about Paul Langan. I am waiting for a reply from Paul and then we will see what happens.

  22. Frank Mauser February 21, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Allan Dettweiler

    Your A Man Of my own heart. If you are looking for a Pro-Life Candidate as I am, vote for Yasmeen Sultana. She is not afraid to come out and say she is Pro-Life.

  23. Brett Hagey February 21, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    it’s funny; whenever I hear someone say they’re pro-abortion a little voice in me says ‘Buddy, yer lucky your momma didn’t think that way.’

  24. Allan Dettweiler February 21, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    The problem is that for most candidates, it’s more important to get elected than to take a stand on something that will lose them a lot of votes.
    All the leaders, federal or provincial, don’t give a crap about a moral issue like this if it means risking the big job.

  25. Allan Dettweiler February 21, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Frank, how do I get ahold of Yasmeen Sultana. Does she have a website?

  26. Frank Mauser February 21, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Allan,her website is http://www.yasmeensultana.info. Actually she came knocking on my door earlier today (in the bitter cold) and gave me some literature which states she is pro-life. I checked out her website and it is also stated there so please check it out and do exercise your right and vote.

  27. Scot Carroll February 25, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    How many times is he going to toss that damn hat?

  28. Margaret Barr February 26, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Frank, I have addressed this before, but will do so again: ALL the nomination candidates are “pro-life” as far as I know. The question to ask (to get a real answer) is: Are you anti-bortion//There’s a BIG difference!

  29. liskey March 3, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    I get the feeling that he will toss his hat into any race!

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