Thursday, December 21, 2006

Niagara Falls- St. Catharines Municipal Elections Mini Quiz

Inspired by the calgary grit, here’s a local mini quiz on the 2006 municipal election:

Q1: Name the two incumbent candidates in Niagara Falls who won fewer votes in 2006 than in 2003.

Q2: Which Niagara Falls alderman (soon to be councillor?) had the largest increase in votes between 2003 and 2006?

Q3: Name the only incumbent St. Catharines city councillor to support the Port development project and still hold onto his seat.

Q4: Which former NDP candidate won election to St. Catharines city council?

Q5: Was voter turnout higher in St. Catharines or Niagara Falls?

Q6: How many women were elected between the two city councils?


A1: Jim Diodati and Selina Volpatti
A2: Vince Kerrio went from 8929 votes in 2003 to 12337 in 2006 despite the fact that voter turnout dropped by roughly 7%
A3: Peter Secord in St. Georges Ward
A4: Jeff Burch, NDP candidate for St. Catharines in 2006 topped the polls in Merriton Ward
A5: 41.3 in the Falls vs. 40.7% in St. Catharines… turnout was down in Niagara Falls and up in St. Catharines
A6: Five: Dodge, Foss, Ioanonni, Fisher, and Wing. That represents only 25% of council seats.