McQUARRIE – Some things we’ll be hearing from candidates in election

A QUESTION I’m often asked these days is whether or not I’m again running for mayor or perhaps City councillor.  Well, if last year’s by-election taught me anything, it taught me that I’m not a natural politician.

Admittedly, I enjoyed running for mayor, learned a lot, met many wonderful people and heard some great ideas.  But along the way I discovered that the required ‘political persona’ of say anything to get elected was not part of my DNA.

This obvious genetic deficit is a political inadequacy of such consequence that I can’t even waffle or hedge my bets when it comes to telling you I won’t be tossing my hat into the ring this fall.  Those who advise on these kinds of things say one should leave a door open but no, that door is shut. I’m looking forward to writing about it in the months ahead but will not be a candidate.

But speaking of writing about it – an easy segue and setup if there ever was one – let’s have a look at what you might be hearing from those who will be running this fall.

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Bill McQuarrie is a Kamloops entrepreneur. He can be contacted at He tweets @bafflegabbed.


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2 Comments on McQUARRIE – Some things we’ll be hearing from candidates in election

  1. R A George // July 25, 2018 at 2:53 PM // Reply

    We’re sick to death of natural politicians.They bullshit too much. Give it another shot. I,m not a kamloopsian but would have given you my ” X ” if I was. If at first you don,t succeed,try try again.

  2. John Noakes // July 24, 2018 at 6:06 AM // Reply

    To the incumbents who decide to run: deal with the dark line on our street before asking me for my vote or speaking of pie-in-the-sky ideas.

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