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    congrats! we are still vetting candidates in my riding. the president of our e.d.a. told me the numbers today of how many ridings in ont. alone still need candidates and we still have a ways to go to fill those spots. so everyone be brave like this guy and become a candidate in your area to represent your fellow canadians!

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    [QUOTE=”CanadaPoli-Admin, post: 12564, member: 1″][MEDIA=twitter]1127299179552890881[/MEDIA][/QUOTE]
    That’s so great! I was just thinking about what a good idea that woulld be!!! You’re my favourite Youtube channel too!!

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    Well there goes the mysteriousness of canadapoli. Congrats. I think you’ll do great!

    Why did we all think your name was Jerry? So weird.

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    [QUOTE=”Jay, post: 12571, member: 471″]congrats! we are still vetting candidates in my riding. the president of our e.d.a. told me the numbers today of how many ridings in ont. alone still need candidates and we still have a ways to go to fill those spots. so everyone be brave like this guy and become a candidate in your area to represent your fellow canadians![/QUOTE]

    The option to do that has already passed, not sure if you knew that.

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    [QUOTE=”Classical Conservative, post: 12586, member: 189″]The option to do that has already passed, not sure if you knew that.[/QUOTE]
    from my understanding, the date was just a guideline and we were still able. i may have to check that out.

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    I wish you the best of luck in this endeavor Mark. I have some advice (unsolicited I know, KEK) but where you just announced and this should be an exciting and happy time, I will throw it out there tomorrow on this same thread (if you care to read it). Again, good luck to you.

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    I’ll have a read, absolutely. and the advice is welcome. πŸ™‚ (unless it’s where to shove my microphone, i’ve had that one today already lol).

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    Hopefully you win Mark. You’re the correct choice for that riding. If they don’t vote for you then that’s merely another argument against democracy.

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    Well done sir and well said
    Max and the PPC are fielding great candidates and now you have thrown your hat into the ring
    Excellent Best of luck to you
    I now look forward to voting again
    We need our country back

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    [QUOTE=”Unibrow, post: 12591, member: 407″]I wish you the best of luck in this endeavor Mark. I have some advice (unsolicited I know, KEK) but where you just announced and this should be an exciting and happy time, I will throw it out there tomorrow on this same thread (if you care to read it). Again, good luck to you.[/QUOTE]
    Hello and I hope you (and anyone reading this) had an excellent Mother’s day. Now my 2 cents, which is worth much less with inflation. First and foremost if you have not started already, you need to be canvassing your riding. Start tomorrow. Do it every day possible. Every day possible. Where you are an unknown candidate in an unfamiliar political party, it is essential. While doing that, you will need to be at farmer’s markets and the like each week and in different parts of the riding to get your face with the name. That is most important, your face with your name. Let’s say the election is over and hypothetically you did not win. Take a small break, then continue to get your face/name out there, getting yourself in an even better spot for the next election. Second, please do not b.s. people to come up with an answer you do not know. You lose a person in a way that is almost impossible to get them back. Tell them you do not know, but you will find out/look it up and then, Third, GET BACK TO THEM in a timely manner. That is something people do not forget. They may not like the answer or if one could even be found but they will remember you got back to them. Fourth, make it easy for constituents to contact you. Story time: My father-in-law was in politics, both provincially and then federally. His home phone number was always listed in the local phone book just as it was before he entered politics. People used it (believe me!) but they really respected the fact they could call him at home. I can confidently say that he would call anyone back who missed him. Fifth, have a competent team around you that can think before they act/speak. If someone cannot give you that confidently then that person should have minimal duties if any. I know that sounds obvious but friends/family or even some helpers directly from the political party can make it difficult to deal with such a situation. Now a little advice about some not so nice election b.s. that you will encounter. You (Mark) have a political board on the internet. You (Mark) will be chained to any and all opinions put forth on such board. Twitter account not so much but still important to stay aware of. Where some PPC candidates will endure mudslinging and the odd twitter thrown back in their faces, you will probably have quotes from this board thrown at your face. Fair? No. Will it even be you being quoted? It will not matter, you run/own the board. Now I do not want you to shut this board down, I really enjoy it here. Politically it may be an albatross for a party candidate. Do not expect opponents to play fair. I repeat, do not expect opponents to play fair. Finally, be you. Anytime and every time. Good luck Mark and God bless.

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    [QUOTE=”Unibrow, post: 12658, member: 407″]do not b.s. people to come up with an answer you do not know. You lose a person in a way that is almost impossible to get them back. Tell them you do not know, but you will find out/look it up and then, Third, GET BACK TO THEM in a timely manner.[/QUOTE]

    ABSOLUTELY! that’s one of the first things i tell people. I will not give you a talking point, i will talk to you. and I will not tell you i know something when i do not. πŸ™‚

    [QUOTE=”Unibrow, post: 12658, member: 407″]but they really respected the fact they could call him at home. I can confidently say that he would call anyone back who missed him[/QUOTE]

    That’s a stand up man. πŸ™‚ I hope to engage people and particularly people who WANT to talk to me. πŸ™‚ lol

    [QUOTE=”Unibrow, post: 12658, member: 407″]Fifth, have a competent team around you that can think before they act/speak. If someone cannot give you that confidently then that person should have minimal duties if any. I know that sounds obvious but friends/family or even some helpers directly from the political party can make it difficult to deal with such a situation[/QUOTE]

    Yes, I’m trying. My current team is great, so i’m hoping for continued good luck. Smart people who are very engaged.

    [QUOTE=”Unibrow, post: 12658, member: 407″]You (Mark) have a political board on the internet. You (Mark) will be chained to any and all opinions put forth on such board. Twitter account not so much but still important to stay aware of. Where some PPC candidates will endure mudslinging and the odd twitter thrown back in their faces, you will probably have quotes from this board thrown at your face. Fair? No. Will it even be you being quoted? It will not matter, you run/own the board. Now I do not want you to shut this board down, I really enjoy it here. Politically it may be an albatross for a party candidate. Do not expect opponents to play fair. I repeat, do not expect opponents to play fair. Finally, be you. Anytime and every time. Good luck Mark and God bless.[/QUOTE]

    100% correct. I have thought about this and have had disagreements about censoring this board with board members who’s hearts were in the right place.

    Here is my thought out answer to this. Let me know what you think. I value the opinions here.

    Answer:

    Free speech is vital to a democracy and an honest conversation. What is said online has been shaped by reddit, facebook twitter, youtube and the rest. Bad moderators or owners of the platform are shutting down conservative views or any views they disagree with. I wanted a place where people would be able to freely converse about the important topics of the day (and in this case specifically about Canadian politics). That place didn’t exist anymore and so I created it. I refuse to censor anything on my platform that is not directly inciting violence or threatening someone. Anything else is allowed to be discussed on my platform. Is that wrong? Is that not how ideas should be debated and sorted out? Should people with abhorent opinions be removed totally from the conversation or should they be allowed to hear why they’re wrong. Debate and defend their position. And through that process arrive at something akin to understanding? Maybe they learn something? Maybe they grow as a person and lose their unpopular viewpoint? One thing I know with absolute certainty – the pathway to harmony isn’t through silencing opposing ideas.

    That’s a first draft. I’ve thought about it but haven’t articulated my response yet. I think it’s valuable to have dialogue. I think the conversation is important, and that doesn’t happen if the speech is silenced or shaped. Or piled on by a group of people trying to shame someone into agreeing with them.

    thank you for taking the time to write this out. I will heed the advice.

    I have heard from multiple people that door knocking without something to leave behind is kind of a waste of time. What would you say are the most high value areas to canvas / get out there? I’m willing. I’m in the game now. When i get into a game, i learn it and try to do my best at it. Let’s 80/20 this and do the most valuable stuff,

    My local hockey team is in the memorial cup. I can do something there. Hm. i need to reach out to my team on that. Okay. maybe do a ‘person on the street – potato or trudeau in 2019?’ create content while at the same time promoting the party.

    I will not shut this board down. I will win or lose on the reality of me and what I believe. I think that i’m a pretty reasonable person. πŸ™‚ (but i also realize that the media can spin anything).

    Thanks again! Really!

    Mark. πŸ™‚

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    You could try doing what Steven Crowder does and what Sargon aka Carl Benjamin does. Set up a ‘Change my mind’ table to discuss issues in a public forum. Might try it at Unigoo to start (if it hasn’t been infected with Cry Bullies like Laurier and Ryerson……and Toronto and McMaster and UWO and Queens).

    BTW: Congrats and good luck. Lived in Gwelf many years ago while at Moo U, but not now.

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    some links to mark in the news:
    [URL]https://theguelphpost.ca/2019/05/11/mark-paralovos-chosen-as-ppcs-2019-candidate/?fbclid=IwAR3hVta8g2Af4x_GqaIY3IJ1JuVgGDryfjpl9tV54qWUVDd-NRbNFGEbBPc[/URL]

    this one has a video:
    [URL]https://theguelphpost.ca/2019/05/08/ppc-nominee-shares-his-plans-ahead-of-nomination-meeting/[/URL]

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    [QUOTE=”CanadaPoli-Admin, post: 12564, member: 1″][MEDIA=twitter]1127299179552890881[/MEDIA][/QUOTE]
    Good for you. I am glad to hear it. After listening to you, and your perspectives for the last year or so, I have gotten a good idea about your values, and because of that I would be thrilled to see you get in. I am in BC so I can’t vote for you, but I support your candidacy completely. I hope that all goes well for you. Canada needs more voices such as yours.
    [QUOTE=”CanadaPoli-Admin, post: 12564, member: 1″][MEDIA=twitter]1127299179552890881[/MEDIA][/QUOTE]

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    [USER=1]@CanadaPoli-Admin[/USER] I’m listening to your livestream with Kelly Day. Heard that you are quite tall, which is good. People who are taller have an electoral advantage over those that are not. Your facial features also seem fairly symmetrical, which is also helpful. Your name is a little difficult for many and not well known. You seem to be pretty decent with speaking too, though I’m not going to make a judgement on that yet.

    2 out of 3 is pretty good.

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    and previously worked for 15 years with children’s mental health β€” experience he says will allow him to work well with other people in government.

    classic

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    [QUOTE=”joe muferaw, post: 12721, member: 374″]15 years with children’s mental health β€” experience he says will allow him to work well with other people in government.[/QUOTE]

    And i do Mean that. πŸ™‚

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    [QUOTE=”Classical Conservative, post: 12720, member: 189″]Your name is a little difficult for many and not well known.[/QUOTE]

    Ah yes, but it rhymes with ‘For all of us!’ so i think that helps! A little. I agree, every advantage helps!

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    [QUOTE=”CanadaPoli-Admin, post: 12749, member: 1″]Ah yes, but it rhymes with ‘For all of us!’ so i think that helps! A little. I agree, every advantage helps![/QUOTE]

    Well I hate to mention this but a name like “Trudeau” (though hopefully it’ll become the opposite soon, except his youngest son seems entirely unimpressed with daddy’s virtue signalling, anyways I digress), is a help because it’s well known. I haven’t seen anything about rhyming names. Though odd names with little quirks might help, but I haven’t seen anything on that as I said.

    Another thing that everyone “hates” but works is attacking your opponents. A person is more likely to vote for you if the opponents seem good. That’s probably a big reason why Sheer is so popular right now, people see them as a viable option when compared to the Liberals not because they like the “conservatives” but because they hate the Trudeau liberals. Though if you attack your opponents it has to be done the right way I think, not in how Justin Potato Trudeau did where he kept saying things about the “previous government”.

    I suppose I just want you to win. I really don’t think that the PPC can form the government, but if the conservatives form a minority and the PPC can get enough seats to affect things then it’ll be better than if the Cons get a majority which is better than the Liberals who are amazingly better than the Greens or NDP.

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    [QUOTE=”CanadaPoli-Admin, post: 12681, member: 1″]ABSOLUTELY! that’s one of the first things i tell people. I will not give you a talking point, i will talk to you. and I will not tell you i know something when i do not. πŸ™‚

    That’s a stand up man. πŸ™‚ I hope to engage people and particularly people who WANT to talk to me. πŸ™‚ lol

    Yes, I’m trying. My current team is great, so i’m hoping for continued good luck. Smart people who are very engaged.

    100% correct. I have thought about this and have had disagreements about censoring this board with board members who’s hearts were in the right place.

    Here is my thought out answer to this. Let me know what you think. I value the opinions here.

    Answer:

    Free speech is vital to a democracy and an honest conversation. What is said online has been shaped by reddit, facebook twitter, youtube and the rest. Bad moderators or owners of the platform are shutting down conservative views or any views they disagree with. I wanted a place where people would be able to freely converse about the important topics of the day (and in this case specifically about Canadian politics). That place didn’t exist anymore and so I created it. I refuse to censor anything on my platform that is not directly inciting violence or threatening someone. Anything else is allowed to be discussed on my platform. Is that wrong? Is that not how ideas should be debated and sorted out? Should people with abhorent opinions be removed totally from the conversation or should they be allowed to hear why they’re wrong. Debate and defend their position. And through that process arrive at something akin to understanding? Maybe they learn something? Maybe they grow as a person and lose their unpopular viewpoint? One thing I know with absolute certainty – the pathway to harmony isn’t through silencing opposing ideas.

    That’s a first draft. I’ve thought about it but haven’t articulated my response yet. I think it’s valuable to have dialogue. I think the conversation is important, and that doesn’t happen if the speech is silenced or shaped. Or piled on by a group of people trying to shame someone into agreeing with them.

    thank you for taking the time to write this out. I will heed the advice.

    I have heard from multiple people that door knocking without something to leave behind is kind of a waste of time. What would you say are the most high value areas to canvas / get out there? I’m willing. I’m in the game now. When i get into a game, i learn it and try to do my best at it. Let’s 80/20 this and do the most valuable stuff,

    My local hockey team is in the memorial cup. I can do something there. Hm. i need to reach out to my team on that. Okay. maybe do a ‘person on the street – potato or trudeau in 2019?’ create content while at the same time promoting the party.

    I will not shut this board down. I will win or lose on the reality of me and what I believe. I think that i’m a pretty reasonable person. πŸ™‚ (but i also realize that the media can spin anything).

    Thanks again! Really!

    Mark. :)[/QUOTE]
    Whoever told you canvassing without having something to leave behind has a point, but waiting for something to handout or leave is wasting valuable time, imho. High density neighbourhoods in your riding are prime, as well as CPC vote rich areas (poll numbers from last fed.election of much value here).Press/push your party for something you can give out/leave for voters but DO NOT WAIT till you get something before you begin canvassing.There is a lot of leg work involved but valuable to do if you want to be known.I admire your want of a free speech space and your keeping the board going.Just be as prepared as you can be for trouble from it, including new members just showing up to start/cause you trouble hoping it sticks to your candidacy. Again, good luck to you Mark.

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    [QUOTE=”Unibrow, post: 12753, member: 407″]Whoever told you canvassing without having something to leave behind has a point, but waiting for something to handout or leave is wasting valuable time, imho. High density neighbourhoods in your riding are prime, as well as CPC vote rich areas (poll numbers from last fed.election of much value here).Press/push your party for something you can give out/leave for voters but DO NOT WAIT till you get something before you begin canvassing.There is a lot of leg work involved but valuable to do if you want to be known.I admire your want of a free speech space and your keeping the board going.Just be as prepared as you can be for trouble from it, including new members just showing up to start/cause you trouble hoping it sticks to your candidacy. Again, good luck to you Mark.[/QUOTE]
    When I say poll numbers I mean polling station numbers in your riding from the last fed.election.They break down the vote each candidate received in each area of the riding.Valuable info. to have access to.

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    After following your videos for close to a year, and all our interactions here on the forum and in person, I would vote for you in a heartbeat. Shame I’m down highway 6 in Hamilton. Nonetheless, I think you are the right candidate with the right policy positions in the right party to properly represent Guelph. Just remember me if you ever plan a get together at The Albion. If I’m not away for a work trip, I’ll make the drive up to enthusiastically cheer! (Or any other event that serves alcohol, though my limit is one drink when I drive).

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    [QUOTE=”TheGoliard, post: 12760, member: 65″]Just remember me if you ever plan a get together at The Albion.[/QUOTE]
    I will absolutely do an evening at the ‘bin. And I’ll make sure you know about it. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the support!!

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