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June 2, 2022 11:33 pm  #1


Former Hamilton Broadcaster Comes In Last In His Riding

There will be a lot of analysis about the Ontario election results, but there's only one candidate that I know of who had an extensive broadcasting background - and he finished dead last of the three major parties in his riding. Jason Farr was a longtime disc jockey on CKOC, among other places, before entering a career in politics as a city councillor. 

He ran as a Liberal in Hamilton East-Stoney Creek and came in last. He was up against another very well known name in the city - former CFL-er Neil Lumsden, who was elected as a Conservative.

Maybe The Grand has an opening...

 

June 3, 2022 8:02 am  #2


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Not true. Jason Farr did not come in last. Cameron Rajewski did.

Source: https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/elections/ontario/2022/results/#/ridings/25215

 

June 3, 2022 8:09 am  #3


Re: Former Hamilton Broadcaster Comes In Last In His Riding

You are correct Chrisphen. RA said he was dead last between the three major parties, which is also correct.

 

June 3, 2022 8:37 am  #4


Re: Former Hamilton Broadcaster Comes In Last In His Riding

Former CHCH news personality Donna Skelly won her seat in Flamborough/Glanbrook.  She was the incumbent for the PC's and received more than double the votes of second place with the NDP's Allison Cillis. 

 

June 3, 2022 8:57 am  #5


Re: Former Hamilton Broadcaster Comes In Last In His Riding

Thanks for mentioning that. I'd forgotten about her. At least one former broadcaster found a path to victory!

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June 3, 2022 10:28 am  #6


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Former Newstalk1010 contributor/host Knia Singh ran as an independent in the riding of Humber River-Black Creek. Dead last 103 votes.

 

June 3, 2022 10:39 am  #7


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RadioActive wrote:

There will be a lot of analysis about the Ontario election results, but there's only one candidate that I know of who had an extensive broadcasting background - and he finished dead last of the three major parties in his riding. Jason Farr was a longtime disc jockey on CKOC, among other places, before entering a career in politics as a city councillor. 

He ran as a Liberal in Hamilton East-Stoney Creek and came in last. He was up against another very well known name in the city - former CFL-er Neil Lumsden, who was elected as a Conservative.

Maybe The Grand has an opening...

No need to worry too much about Mr. Farr....  he is still the Hamilton City Councillor  for Ward 2.  He had previously stated that he would forego collecting his councillor pay from the City of Hamilton during the election period...  His nomination for the Hamilton East riding was official on April 19th,  He also stated that he would still be attending Hamilton City Committee and Council meetings for the purpose of voting on key reports and motions during the provincial election. 

During the April 18th media event with Liberal Leader Del Duca, Farr also stated that he would not commit to  running for re-election as Hamilton's Ward 2 councillor candidate in October's upcoming municipal election. 

So, Farr can start collecting his Hamilton councillor's pay packet as of today June 3rd.  And I'm sure that he will quickly contemplate the future and register soon as a Ward 2 councillor in the Hammer... 

Besides,  politics (albeit municpal) probably pays better than a radio gig on The Grand.....

Last edited by Glen Warren (June 3, 2022 10:42 am)

 

June 3, 2022 3:13 pm  #8


Re: Former Hamilton Broadcaster Comes In Last In His Riding

Hamilton city councillors are paid $97,357.26 per year.

 

June 3, 2022 3:38 pm  #9


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Hmm. Maybe The Grand is not only the name of the station but also how much they get paid every two weeks! https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/laughing.png

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June 3, 2022 4:44 pm  #10


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Don't be surprised if Skelly gets a cabinet job.

 

June 3, 2022 5:06 pm  #11


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Broodcaster wrote:

Don't be surprised if Skelly gets a cabinet job.

Quite possibly...  there were a lot of Cabinet Ministers and Assoc. Ministers / MPPs for the Conservatives in the last cabinet/caucus who chose not to stand for re-election.  Christine Elliott, Jane McKenna, Rod Phillips... 

New cabinet, new ministries, new faces, returning faces...  all will be known sometime this summer....
 

 

June 3, 2022 5:12 pm  #12


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mace wrote:

Hamilton city councillors are paid $97,357.26 per year.

In addition to the councillor wage, each councillor also receives a stipend for each committee that they sit on, as well as a boost to that stipend if they are appointed as the committee chair....  

As well, most municipalities consider the mayor and councillor positions as "employees" of the municipality. As such, they are paid benefits and pensionable earnings if they are under the age of 65...