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Ottawa 2018 mayoral candidates we'd like to see

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We would like to see former governor general David Johnston run for mayor, but accept that he probably will not. (Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall © OSGG, 2017)[/caption]

As speculation swirls around who’s running for city council in the upcoming Ottawa municipal election this fall, some notable names have been thrown around as potential mayoral candidates.

Some widely-disseminated suggestions of challengers to Mayor Jim Watson, who is running again , have included former police chief and Senator Vern White, Coun. Diane Deans, Coun. Rick Chiarelli and former MP Paul Dewar.

None of them have ruled it out – although Dewar said he was diagnosed with brain cancer in February.

But there are so many other eligible candidates, although they haven’t said they’re considering a bid (and most likely are not!) ** We would like to see… **

 * 
Mark Sutcliffe.

 * 
Algonquin College president Cheryl Jensen.

 * 
Former governor general David Johnston.

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Catherine McKenna, federal minister of the environment and climate change.

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Farm Boy CEO Jeff York.

** Kinda in-between **

 * 
Stuntman Stu.

 * 
Peter Mansbridge.

** And just for fun… **

 * 
Henry Burris.

 * 
Eugene Melnyk.

 * 
Kathleen Wynne

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[
 Hillary Clinton
](http://ottawastart.com/photo-that-time-hillary-clinton-skated-on-the-canal/)
.

 * 
Dan Aykroyd (did you know he was born in Ottawa?)

 * 
Tom Cruise (not born here, but spent some of his youth in Beacon Hill).