We are in the midst of a Municipal Elections in the various villages and towns on the Island. The vote is on 7 November, but we can vote as early as 29 October. In some municipalities no one wants to run for Office and the incumbent is retiring, the question is who will govern such places? Would they come under trusteeship of the Provincial Government?
In Charlottetown, we have some Councillors who are retiring, some are re-offering and should not. In the 10 Wards many are single candidate meaning they you are elected by acclamation, not a good thing. For Mayor there is 3 candidate but only one is very well known and a previous unsuccessful candidate, one is totally unknown and of course the out going mayor who is not very popular, due to too many scandals and mistakes not to mention a lack of judgement.
We received our voting cards today, people here are automatically registered to vote based on their home address and health cards and or driver’s licence, very simple process. NO there is no voter fraud. At the voting place you have to show your health card or driver’s licence to get a ballot. Strangely enough, a lot of people do not bother to vote, but municipal government is the closest thing to the citizens and the city provides basic services like garbage removal, snow removal, public works. Also in Charlottetown, this being a big village everyone knows the Mayor and his family and the Councillors, you may have been to school with them. So it is very direct democracy.
This time of the year is squash time in many sizes and types of, selling at many farms for $2 or so. Squash are very good to eat and very filling. Last night found an easy recipe with garlic, olive oil, lemon juice. I also cooked some chicken thighs in the oven and drizzled pesto over it. Made a nice dinner.
Recently I developed a taste for Sweet potatoes and Red Sweet Potatoes, Will has a recipe for sweet potato cake and we are making that tomorrow. I find that a sweet potato has more taste than the regular potato. Easy to cook in the oven and just good as is.
Speaking of Will, he has now completed week 3 of treatments and it is going well. So 3 more weeks to go.
Cathy Patton said:
Sweet potatoes hav a lot of nutritional value too. Hope you take a picture of the cake when it’s made.
Diane Delisle said:
Nous avons déjà voté ici. Les résultats des élections seront finalisés lundi.
Go Will go!!!💪✊ Déjà la moitié derrière vous.
Merci des bons voeux
Moving with Mitchell said:
Hope Will is doing well with the treatments. Half way there!
The treatments are going great and he has no reaction so far to them. Hopefully it will continue this way.
Pierre Bédard said:
Bravo pour Will!
Ici aussi on vote. Une centaine de municipalités ont adopté le vote en ligne dans l’espoir d’augmenter le taux de participation des électeurs. À Ottawa, notre cher Jim Watson ne se représente pas (il ne gagnerait pas). Qui gagnera: Bob Chiarelli, 81 ans? Catherine McKenney (they/them)? Mark Sutcliffe, le candidat business qui continuera le régime Watson? Je parie sur Sutcliffe qui fait moins peur que McKenney et qui fait appel aux banlieuesards.
McKenney je n’aime pas beaucoup, trop activiste. Chiarelli est beaucoup trop vieux. Sutcliffe ? on verra.
I like sweet potato too. I think of them as a cross between a regular potato and pumpkin.