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Ward Zero – Episode 14: Polls, economic plans and vaccine passports as a ballot question

Welcome to Episode 14 of the Ward Zero podcast!

In this episode, Esmahan Razavi kicks things off with a hot take on tweets/misinformation from the account Save Calgary.

The trio of cohosts, which includes former mayoral candidates and civic watcher Jeremy Zhao and LiveWire Calgary editor Darren Krause, dive into recent ThinkHQ mayoral polling and discuss if there’s time for other candidates to jump up to challenge Jeromy Farkas and Jyoti Gondek.

Is the vaccine passport a ballot question, particularly when Jeromy Farkas voted against it and Jyoti Gondek voted for it? The hosts chop that one up.

Darren goes semi-hot-take on economic plans laid out by Jeff Davison and Jyoti Gondek – he’s tired of aspirational documents filled with buzzwords. Yes, there’s information in there, too…

Plus, quick hits including: Jan Damery’s transpo plan, how there are only two incumbent public school trustees running, and Esmahan raises the awareness of the women of colour running in this year’s municipal election.

Any feedback (or your 15 to 30-second audio hot takes!) can be directed to darren.krause@livewirecalgary.com.

Ward Zero – Episode 14