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Sat, November 10, 2006
Anweiler backing O'Brien

By SUN STAFF

Mayoral candidate Piotr Anweiler yesterday sent an open letter to the media in support of Larry O'Brien.

"I came to the conclusion that many Ottawans do not know my platform and some of them still do not know that we have seven candidates for mayor," Anweiler said.

"Rather than split the votes, I will support Larry O'Brien.

"Mr. O'Brien's platform is closest to my platform. We both agree on many issues, in many aspects and areas of our city economy," Anweiler added.

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Ottawa November 10, 2006

Good morning Ottawans

I would like to announce my decision that can have an influence on Monday's
Election and Ottawa's future.

Half year ago I signed my nomination papers for Mayor, because I wanted
changes (at that time there was no Mr. O'Brien among the candidates).

In the last few days I have conducted my own poll; I do not trust polls made
by other people (my name was never included in these polls).

Based on poll I have conducted, I came to the conclusion that many Ottawans
do not know my platform and some of them still think we have only three candidates for mayor.

As a consequence these voters will not vote for me and therefore, my chances
of winning are reduced.

Because of these circumstances, using my educated guess, and taking into
consideration many other factors I have made the decision to change my
approach.

Please remember that I am not changing my direction, my vision is still clear and focused, and my goal is the "Well Being" of our city and its citizens.

Mr. O'Brien's platform is closest to my platform.

We both agree on many issues, in many aspects and areas of our city economy.

Municipal government structures, procedures and management are different
than provincial or federal governments; therefore, political experience is not crucial in this matter.

The city is a corporation, so it should be run more as a business; hence,
the business experience is a greater asset.

After attending many debates I had an opportunity to talk to other mayoral
candidates and now I know them better.

I know their weaknesses and strengths; I know their vision.

I respect all of the candidates, they worked very hard and they are good;
but now, when the time is running out and we need to make a solid decision
for the city of Ottawa, rather than split the votes, I will support Larry O'Brien.

I would like to thank all my supporters, including those who have already
voted for me.

Please do not be disappointed and I hope you will understand my decision.

You want changes and I believe that Larry O'Brien can make these changes for
us.

I am asking you to vote for Mr. O'Brien, whose vision is similar to mine.

Thank you and vote smart Nov 13th.

Sincerely

Piotr Anweiler
Ottawa Mayoral Candidate
1400 Larose Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 7X7
613-728-0237
613-728-3803 (fax)
piotrek@anweiler.ca
www.anweiler.ca


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