Running for office: an important, but sometimes thankless, task
By Andrew CaddellOct. 24, 2018
When you win, you immediately have at least a few dozen new best friends; when you lose, you go home alone.
From left, candidates Jide Afolabi and Raylene Lang-Dion both lost in this week’s Ottawa municipal election, while incumbent mayors of Ottawa and Toronto Jim Watson and John Tory easily won again. The Hill Times file photograph and by Andrew Meade; photos courtesy of Facebook, Jide Afolabi
OTTAWA—This week’s municipal elections in Ontario yielded few surprises, as incumbents won in most cities, including in Ottawa and Toronto. That meant there were many candidates who went home disappointed after hearing the results on Oct. 22.
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