Survey by Natasha Mooney and Chris Connolly
Apt613’s election correspondents election correspondents Natasha Mooney and Chris Connolly have continued their investigations into the favourite Ottawa spots of the candidates vying to represent us. They sent out a questionnaire to local candidates in a number of Ottawa ridings, asking them to identify their favourite summer festival, greasy meal, etc. To fill out our survey, we added three meaty questions to the mix:
1) What are your roots in your riding and how have you been involved in the community?
2) Why should our readers vote for you?
3) How would you contribute to the vibrancy of Ottawa’s arts and culture scene?
In our second installment of our investigative survey reports, we’ve got the candidates of Ottawa-South. While most of them, despite several pleasant reminders from our team, chose not to respond, we’ve got the Pirate Party and Green Party candidates answers below.
Quirky fact: Beau’s made it to the favourite things list of three of the candidates. Find out which ones are prone to consuming the local brew below!
|Mick KITOR – Green Party|
| What are your roots in your riding and how have you been involved in the community
I was born in my riding, and moved back 6 years ago. I don’t feel its right to look for recognition for my volunteer work so I’ll keep that to myself.
Why should our readers vote for you?
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”Albert Einstein If people keep voting for the same political parties they should expect the same results.
How would you contribute to the vibrancy of Ottawa’s arts and culture scene?
Sadly I am not like to be an active participant; I will have to participate vicariously thought my actress wife, Tori Hammond.
Lunch hangout: White Horse Restaurant
Coffee shop: Not a coffee drinker
Bar: I love going to see my wife play at the Rainbow
Greasy meal: Poutine
Healthy meal: Indian
Community group: Children at Risk
Green space: Rockcliffe off-leash dog Park
Iconic landmark: Big Metal Ball in front of the NRC
Summer festival: Puppets Up
Local product: Rideau Bakery
Beavertail flavor: Killaloe Sunrise
Place to waste a Saturday: Princess Auto
Ottawa guilty pleasure: I don’t believe in guilt, useless emotion
Locally grown celebrity: Dan Aykroyd
Sporting venue: Twin Elm Rugby Park