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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. * Catherine McKenna, federal minister of the environment and climate change. * Farm Boy CEO Jeff York.
** Kinda in-between **
* Stuntman Stu. * Peter Mansbridge.
** And just for fun… **
* Henry Burris. * Eugene Melnyk. * Kathleen Wynne * [ 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).