Comment 42155

By 'Nuff Said (anonymous) | Posted June 18, 2010 at 09:20:43

@ moylek:

"Anomaly" was referring more to the point that Linc's feat in the '60s hasn't been repeated since, anywhere in the city, as far as I know.

To be clear, I'm not calling for a quota driven system or even speculating as to why his 1968 election was a one-off (though the service was multi-term). The more valuable "simple statistics" would arguably be the relative demographics of contenders, and I suspect the most striking imbalance of all might be gender... although here again, Hamilton West's Ellen Fairclough was a groundbreaker once upon a time.

Interesting that both of these Hamiltonians served under the oft-maligned Tories.

(Hamilton West was also the riding that hosted federal bids from Baldasaro/Tucker in the '80s.)

I made the mistake of muddling the ridings in my initial post, but Ancaster's political fortunes were wrapped in the Hamilton-Wentworth muddle for the longest time.



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