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—–Original Message—–
From: Aaron Wherry
To: Chow, Olivia
Sent: Fri Sep 25 15:35:36 2009
Subject:

Olivia…

Any chance you’ll run for mayor of Toronto?

Wherry.

—–Original Message—–
From: Chow, Olivia
To: Aaron Wherry
Sent: Fri 9/25/2009 6:07 PM
Subject: Thanks for thinking about me

I will let you know on Twitter if I am interested.

Olivia Chow’s Twitter feed is here. As of this writing, no expression of interest has been made.


 

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  1. safe to say that the days of a personal answer are done Aaron. why give it to you to publish when they can do it themselves?

  2. To add fair and balancedness …
    Dude! (Mr/Ms A. Moose)
    This is a blog. It is not letters to the editor at the Times of freakin' London .
    All social media are valid sources of background in the current milieux of intertube information innovation.
    I for one find it a refreshing change from the way it used to be.

  3. Why not Jack Layton himself, the man of the people? He'll be looking for a new job soon. Speaking of which, where is Jack? He seems to have disappeared from TV altogether, along with seemingly the entire NDP caucus

    • Where has Jack gone? Propping up Steve requires a lot of rest!

      Olivia for mayor of Toronto is a very plausible idea. There's a certain tone to Jack's comments on his own candidacy that might hint as much : http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/09/25/sorry-toronto/

      In the next federal election, she would likely face a tougher dogfight than Jack. And having your partner lose an election while you win ours can make things a little awkward… Ask Helena!

    • Where has Jack gone? Propping up Steve requires a lot of rest!

      Olivia for mayor of Toronto is a very plausible idea. There's a certain tone to Jack's comments on his own candidacy that might hint as much : http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/09/25/sorry-toronto/

      In the next federal election, she would likely face a tougher dogfight than Jack. And having your partner lose an election while you win ours can make things a little awkward… Ask Helena!

    • Where has Jack gone? Propping up Steve requires a lot of rest!

      Olivia for mayor of Toronto is a very plausible idea. There's a certain tone to Jack's comments on his own candidacy that might hint as much : http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/09/25/sorry-toronto/

      In the next federal election, she would likely face a tougher dogfight than Jack. And having your partner lose an election while you win ours can make things a little awkward… Ask Helena!

    • Where has Jack gone? Propping up Steve requires a lot of rest!

      Olivia for mayor of Toronto is a very plausible idea. There's a certain tone to Jack's comments on his own candidacy that might hint as much : http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/09/25/sorry-toronto/

      In the next federal election, she would likely face a tougher dogfight than Jack. And having your partner lose an election while you win ours can make things a little awkward… Ask Helena!

    • Where has Jack gone? Propping up Steve requires a lot of rest!

      Olivia for mayor of Toronto is a very plausible idea. There's a certain tone to Jack's comments on his own candidacy that might hint as much : <a href="http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/09/25/sorry-toronto/” target=”_blank”>http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/09/25/sorry-toronto/

      In the next federal election, she would likely face a tougher dogfight than Jack. And having your partner lose an election while you win yours can make things a little awkward… Ask Helena!

  4. Go Twitter!

  5. After David Miller, I doubt very much that an NDP'r would win a mayoral election in Toronto for a very long time.

    • You would think….but then again, Miller beat Hall and Tory. Somehow Miller was considered the moderate choice, and he was NDP before the election.

      Right now, it will be union versus non union….the union will back their candidate, its just how many non city union candidates there will be and how credible they are. Whether you agree or disagree that will be the issue on which the elction will be fought, since controlling spending is what the City requires.

  6. Given that she has a good chance of losing her seat to the Liberals if an election were held today….I bet that figures into the conversation around the Jack and Olivia Kitchen table.

  7. Former Winnipeg mayor, Glen Murray, for mayor of Toronto?

  8. Gotta love our elected officials. Keeping communications to 140 characters or less. It's good to know that they're going above and beyond to keep us informed.