According to a CBC story, a candidate in the municipal election in Victoria is complaining there are too many people running for office.
A Victoria mayoral candidate says the large number of candidates running for council is turning the race into an unmanageable circus.
As if to underscore the point, one candidate turned up at a recent all-candidates meeting wearing a clown’s nose and hollering at voters.
Dean Fortin says with 35 people vying for eight seats on council, and eight candidates for mayor, all-candidates meetings have become difficult.
It’s called democracy.
And given the track record of ‘legit’ candidates, I’d be careful about pointing fingers.