Posted by Phil Andrews
In a story published days ago about the pool of candidates seeking to serve as mayor or councillors in Guelph, Coun. Jim Furfaro suggested the lot of politicians offered much talent and diversity.
The diversity assertion is up for debate and we'll explore that for a story.
Certainly, there are some candidates who have self-identified as being disabled persons. There is some range of age among candidates. There are also male and female candidates.
But there appears to be no visible minority candidates, for example.
We looked into this issue in connection with the 2010 civic election as well. That journalism ruffled a lot of feathers locally. Ironically, it was produced by our former staffer who is now running for council.