Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Parkdale - High Park By-Election Turns Nasty ... Literally

Globe & Mail, [Mud flies in west-end by-election]

A fifth candidate, John Turmel, who holds the distinction of running for office more than any other person in Canada, was forced to leave the debate early. "I barfed three times after eating a hot dog," he explained to the audience.

I wish I had been there.

Although, considering the Liberal Party's antics in the riding, it's not hard to see why Mr. Turmel lost his lunch.

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Mike said...


Good lord he's in Toronto right now? No wonder he's not running for Ottawa mayor again. Have fun with him Jim...he's a keeper.


Jim (Progressive Right) said...

Oh my, you're right.

Wikipedia : John C. Turmel

John C. Turmel is a perennial candidate for election in Canada, and according to the Guinness Book of Records holds the records for the most elections contested and for the most elections lost — 61 as of the March 30, 2006 provincial byelection in Nepean—Carleton. He also calls himself "The Engineer", "The Gambler", "The Banking System Engineer", "Bank Fighter Extraordinaire", "TajProfessor", and "Great Canadian Gambler".

SouthernTory said...

When did this happen. John Turmel was not at the all candidates meeting at Bishop Marrocco last night.

Jim (Progressive Right) said...


I don't know - that might be worth checking out. Maybe he left the debate before the debate actually took place due to the hot dog issue?

Steve Stinson said...

Turmel was there last night. He was highly entertaining and had some good jokes too, however, nothing of any relevance to the election.