Talk:Paul Ainslie

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NPOV and EL[edit]

The collapsed block above is copied from a discussion on my talk page which concerns the content of this page. I felt that it would be more appropriate for users to continue the discussion here. Ivanvector (talk) 19:19, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

2006 election[edit]

From what I can tell from reading various sources, Ainslie's appointment to ward 41 (prior to the 2006 election) did not come with a condition that he not run in the following election, contrary to what the article says. He only said at Council that he wouldn't, but that doesn't make it a requirement of the appointment. Unless there's a source I'm missing, this section should be rewritten. I also have not found any sources to back up the claim that David Soknacki endorsed Ainslie for ward 43 in 2006. His subsequent decision to run in ward 43 did generate controversy, I'm not disputing that. Ivanvector (talk) 01:55, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

The municipal rule is that appointments to council state that appointees are given a term which will run to the end of the current council for the ward of the member that they are replacing conditional on the agreement that they will not run for that post in the next election. This is part of the municipal code. I don't have a citation for that but it is written somewhere. It is always mentioned for every appointment that I have seen in the past ten years, so I am assuming that it is a general rule rather than an adhoc one. Most recently it came up during the Peter Leon appointment to replace Doug Holyday. This was mentioned in the news during that appointment process. I will look further into this. EncyclopediaUpdaticus (talk) 05:15, 17 April 2014 (UTC)