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2014-03-06 at 13:36

Stockton can't run for mayor

By Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com

David Stockton’s candidacy for mayor of Thunder Bay was shortlived.

A day after filing his nomination papers at the city clerk’s office, Stockton’s name was removed from the candidates’ list after city officials discovered he’s not a Canadian citizen.

Under the Municipal Act, one must be a Canadian citizen over the age of 18 to run in a municipal election in Ontario.

To date only two candidates -- Mayor Keith Hobbs and Douglas MacKay have filed to run for mayor. A third, city hall critic Henry Wojak, attempted to file earlier in the week, but was told he had to re-file for legal reasons. The city has imposed a trespass order against Wojak after he sent repeated and allegedly abusive emails to city staff and elected officials. 

In other nomination news, Andy Wolff has competition in the Current River ward race. Cameron Nielson filed to seek the seat currently held by Thunder Bay-Superior North provincial NDP candidate Andrew Foulds. 

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pc says:
Not in TB so I don't have a personal stake in all this.
But if Mr. Wojack ran and won do you honestly think he could get any co-operation from the rest of council.
It would be like Rob Ford and the TO city council.
Only it wouldn't be funny since it would be in your own city.
To get him in as an effective mayor you would have to change the majority of the council.
3/9/2014 10:06:56 AM
fastball says:
And lobotomize the town.
3/9/2014 11:30:04 AM
pandora says:
is the media going to reference the alleged allegation at every opportunity they can.
3/8/2014 8:22:37 AM
enoughisenough says:
This is slowly turning into a Rob Ford case...Thunder Bay style!
3/8/2014 12:48:42 AM
gone for good says:
You do realize there is medication available for your condition.
You should probably look in into that.
3/7/2014 11:57:45 PM
trips says:
@gone for good ...the same cloth would be abusive phone calls which you and wojack have in common .."brother"
3/7/2014 9:17:56 PM
Renegade120860 says:
In this city, we need, desperately, our own version of Calgary's mayor Naheed Nenshi.

In reality, this election is shaping up to be as laughable as when Angus Corey ran against incumbent mayor Jack Masters.

Welcome to "Toondar Bay"!!!!
3/7/2014 6:15:19 PM
Eastender says:
If mr Wojack were to apologize for his abusive behaviour, then I feel tne trespass order should be lifted. Has this been considered by either party? Or has the line in the sand been drawn?
3/7/2014 5:46:23 PM
chezhank says:
Shoot me why don't you....."abusive"?

henry wojak
mayor in waiting
3/8/2014 8:37:53 AM
fastball says:
Whether the emails were personally abusive or not remains to be seen...however, if your selected email is typical, I'd say that cc'ing 21 people into each and every email you send is probably abusing the system, and pushing the boundaries of tolerance.
And please....Voltaire, Hank? What's next - a picture of Christ suffering on the cross the next time Council won't let you commandeer their projector for yet another of your presentations at a City Council Meeting?
I'm not sure if you're suffering from delusions of grandeur, or a persecution complex. But jeez, ease up on the drama.
3/8/2014 8:12:18 PM
gone for good says:
Nice one B, real nice.
3/7/2014 5:37:40 PM
gone for good says:
Just could not resist throwing a shot eh troll?
3/7/2014 5:35:53 PM
gone for good says:
You mean honesty and integrity, then yeah, I guess I am.
3/7/2014 5:33:26 PM
trips says:
@gone for good ..tbay source reports the news they don't make it....your cut from the same cloth as wojack "brother"manitoban
3/7/2014 12:26:14 PM
gone for good says:
Well if thats an example of abusive then Tbay Source needs to stop this form of defamation.
I do not see any abuse whatsoever.
The matter should be dropped immediately and an official apology should be made public to Mr Wojak.
This is not responsible journalaism at all.
Looks more like a witch hunt to me.
3/7/2014 9:55:41 AM
spazz says:
"after he sent repeated and allegedly abusive emails to city staff and elected officials"

IF you had bothered to read the article before reacting to it in anger you would have noticed the word "allegedly" in there. This website isn't defaming anyone. You obviuosly have access to a computer with an internet connection, maybe use some of that bandwidth to check the definition of strange words before you start throwing them around.
3/7/2014 1:34:11 PM
dynamiter says:
Why is there not a credible alternative to Mr Hobbs?? It would seem to be a thankless job but given the amount of furor in and around the event center and the CN bridge and other pressing issues - that somebody with some moxy would put his/her name up for consideration.
3/6/2014 11:05:57 PM
Spartan says:
I agree we should get rid of a few councillors, they just don't seem to get it. Mr Hobbs however, is doing the best he can, remember he came in after the previous mayor never spent any money on infrastructure. So yes, the taxes had to go up. When I didn't like the way our union was run, I stepped up to the plate and got involved, then elected. Took up a lot of my personal/free time and and company time, however I started to make it better, accountability for our members. Perhaps, instead of complaining and whining that Mr Hobbs and others are just wasting money, then throw your hat in the ring and do something about it. Remember, you represent the citizens of Thunder Bay, not yourself and the special interest groups.
3/6/2014 5:42:47 PM
chezhank says:
I wish the media would post this abusive email that the mayor used and would have reduced the tax levy to $0.9 million and that council discussed for an hour at budget talks on Feb .11,2014.

----- Original Message -----
From: Keith Hobbs
To: 'valhenry@tbaytel.net'
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 9:05 PM
Subject: Re: Zero Sum Game budget 2014

I like part of that Henry. I am going to propose a debenture, but put $1M into EIRP and save 1.5 M

From: valhenry [mailto:valhenry@tbaytel.net]
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 08:47 PM Eastern Standard Time
To: Darrell Matson; John Hannam; Rebecca Johnson; Paul Pugh; Linda Rydholm; Ken Boshcoff; Trevor Giertuga; Mark Bentz; Larry Hebert; Iain Angus; Brian McKinnon; Aldo Ruberto; Andrew Foulds; Joe Virdiramo; Keith Hobbs; Tim Commisso; Carol Pollard; letters@chroniclejournal.com ; Leith Dunick ; John Hay; valhenry
Subject: Re: Zero Sum Game budget 2014

Decision Package 4

Defer EIRP contribution of $2.5 million for one year as the Fed Gas Tax from rate suppoted will be back for operating budget capital.
Projects on the EIRP funded for this year can be debentured thus not affecting the budget except for a reduction in the tax levy incease from 5.5 to 3.0 with new assessment we have a tax levy increase of $0.5 million.

henry wojak
mayor in waiting
3/6/2014 5:10:06 PM
fluffy says:
I might throw my name in also. I promise to keep increasing taxes and spending money like I didn't earn it. I should slide right in there.
3/6/2014 3:35:02 PM
Dockboy says:
Why not, this city is going to the dog's anyways.
3/6/2014 3:22:28 PM
CM Punk says:
We really need to get new faces on council.
The clowns on there now are furthering this city into the red.

As noted on the news as I did numerous times, there was and is only one renew TBay fund which was tagged for the arena marked at $30 or 35 million.
Now apparently its dwindled down to $20 million.
This ship is about to sink.

Tamara Johnson should perhaps think about running for mayor if the city prevents HW from even filing papers.

Thunder Bay screw job.
3/6/2014 3:18:46 PM
gone for good says:
Abusive email.....really?
Would like to see those.
Then that matters closed.
3/6/2014 3:17:30 PM
anarnosti says:
Thunder Bay should have its own soap opera... and these are the days of our lives..
3/6/2014 3:15:09 PM
YellowSnow13 says:
Very good. He should become a Canadian before getting into politics. How long has been in Canada? If it's more than 5 years, what's the hold up?
3/6/2014 2:03:09 PM
Papercut says:
Do they have to be human????

Because I want to enter my Dog....I think he would do a good job.
3/6/2014 1:50:37 PM
Tannoy says:
Theres no rule that says a dog cant play football! errr I mean run for mayor!
3/7/2014 9:10:25 AM
sg says:
My cousin tried to do that in S. Ontario. :)
3/7/2014 10:54:50 AM
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