City to reject Recall Gondek petition, citing not enough support
City spokesperson says that nothing will happen from the unsuccessful petition, and MSM calls it racist (and sexist!)

Mike Campbell

April 3, 2024

The petition to recall Gondek will come up short in forcing Mayor Jyoti Gondek to resign as it heads into its final day to collect signatures. 

City to reject Recall Gondek petition, citing not enough support

According to the organizer of the campaign Landon Johnston, the petition has received over 56,000 signatures. The city provided Johnston 45 days to collect signatures before they cut him off and considered the recall petition successful or unsuccessful. 

As per the city rules, Calgary would need a total of 514,284 signatures for the petition to successfully recall Mayor Gondek, meaning Calgarians will be stuck with Gondek until at least 2025, unless she steps down herself. 

“The declaration of sufficiency or insufficiency [of the petition] will be provided at a Special Meeting of Council once the verification process is complete,” a city spokesperson told The Counter Signal. 

“Following the Special Meeting of Council, a press release will be issued as well.”

Smith says bar too high to recall Gondek

Premier Danielle Smith recently said the recall bar is too high given that only 390, 383 citizens voted in the 2021 mayoral election.

“If three times the number of people who voted for a person say that they want to reconsider it, then that seems to me to be a pretty strong expression of democracy, but it does give you an indication of just how high the bar actually is,” Smith said.

Smith further said the required amount should be closer to 40% of the electorate. 

Johnston agrees, telling True North that it’s “statistically impossible” to reach over 500,00 signatures and that “it was never meant to be 40% of the population.”

MSM calls people who don’t like Gondek racist (and sexist!)

On Wednesday, the Calgary Herald published an Op-Ed from Catherine Ford, who said the recall Gondek drive was done “under the guise of criticizing her style and leadership,” but, in actually, is due to racism and sexism.

“No one has uttered the “she’s not fit because she’s a woman” trope but I suspect that’s all part of it, too,” Ford said

A recent survey conducted among 1,116 Calgarians revealed a mere 30% approval rating for Gondek’s performance, with a significant 61% expressing disapproval.

Share this story

Help Keep your News Free

Share this story

It's crucial we stay in touch

Big Tech wants to censor us, that’s why you need to stay in touch.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE THESE...

Trending News

With the SBGG passing on April 12th, Germany will now recognize ‘gender identity’ as a secured trait, authorizing parents to change the sex of their children’s documents at birth. 

Alexa Posa

April 22, 2024

Trending News

The Centre for Isreal and Jewish Affairs said the Pride Centre breached the federal anti-racism strategy, supported attacks by listed terrorist entities, and “issued written support for the sexual violence waged against Jews.” 

Alexa Posa

April 22, 2024

Trending News

Franchise owners claim they were placed in situations that caused an “irredeemable conflict of interest” after the company Loblaws acquired Shoppers Drug Mart in 2014. 

Alexa Posa

April 19, 2024

Trending News

Yesterday, Canadians across the country took note of rising gas prices and were able to record them rising by up to 22 cents on average in real time as prices shot up from an average of $1.51 per litre to $1.73 in mere seconds.

TCS Wire

April 19, 2024

Trending News

Budget 2024 has revealed that the Trudeau government is exploring interest-free, Shariah-compliant “halal mortgages” for Muslims looking to buy real estate, and many Canadians aren’t happy about it.

TCS Wire

April 18, 2024

Trending News

“CBC/Radio-Canada is key to our democracy,” reads Budget 2024. And that’s why Trudeau is giving them $42 million for 2024-25 to continue producing “independent” and “high-quality” journalism.

TCS Wire

April 18, 2024

We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website.