At the door last night, a large number of questioning people,
Which means we either stumbled into a den of hidden voters, or people have twigged to the idea an election is just around the corner, Almost all of the questions were about Light Rail Transit.
And not the way you probably think. Given the personalities, and the crux of the discussions at both the Regional, and Mayoral level, you might imagine an angry. fist shaking voter demanding the LRT be stopped once and for all.
Not a chance, All but one one if the people I spoke with were in favour of the plan. Now, to be fair, a number of those opinions could be described as lukewarm, often motivated by the feeling canceling the project would be an enormous waste of money. There's no doubt that's part of my thought process too. Many also said the job from here forward is to get the best possible value for our dollar , and to ensure future spending is carefully monitored.
Demographically, this group cut a pretty wide swath through age and ethnic markers, but generally it's an upper middle class neighbourhood of families. The important demographic to me is they are interested in the future of the city and the region
I'm not going to claim I have discovered some strain of the mother lode of a "silent majority" out there. But I found it interesting to be having the discussions all of a sudden.
You will find in many of my writings a common theme, Information is power. It can never hurt to revisit a. issue, or have a discussion,