Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Surprise: Tory pollsters backs Baird on LRT decision

For those of you who don't follow the Ottawa Mayoral race, TB President John Baird put funding for Ottawa's Light Rail Transit proposal on hold a couple of weeks ago until after the election.

Baird denies that this has anything to do with current Mayor Bob Chiarelli (and former Liberal MPP) support of the project, nor John Baird's admitted Conservative affiliation, nor mayoral candidate (and conservative donor) Larry O'Brien's opposition to the project.

I am certain this is all true.

And a new poll featured in the Ottawa Citizen from the Holinshed Research Group indicates that though most Ottawa residents agree that John Baird was interfering in the election (a charge Baird denies), 49% agree with Baird's demand that the project be ratified by the new council.

The Citizen contained no information on who funded the poll, it is mysteriously absent from the Holinshed web page.

And oddly, I'd never hear of the Holinshed Group, but they are currently hiring.

If you're interested, it's worth a look.

And if you worked in the Conservative Opposition Research Bureau in the mid- to late-nineties, you'll know the president, Frank Hall.

Networking is always key, no matter what you do...


Mike said...

I saw my councillor, conservative Jan Harder, on Rogers last night lambasting Baird good. Funny how the proposal has been brought up over 200 times in the last two years, voted on at least 20 times yet Baird claims he knew nothing about it until it cam across his desk in September? He lives in Jan Harder's freakin ward, In Ottawa for gawd's sake.

Jan and Bob Chiarelli just got my vote.

petroom said...

Not related, but I thought I'd point this out:

Anyone-But-Iggy Web Poll

Would be nice to see more votes for Dryden!