That's because a third-party candidate running for mayor of the regional municipality has a lot going for him: He's elegantly dressed, he has a clear platform and he's popular in the polls. Oh, and he's a cat.
"Tuxedo Stan," an adorable black-and-white cat, is head of his own political party, "The Tuxedo Party," whose platform is to improve the general welfare of cats in the area, "because neglect isn't working," according to the cat's Facebook page.Some of Stan's supporters showed up to support him at the mayoral debate (Facebook)
And Stan seems to be connecting with potential voters, with more than 55 percent of respondents in a recent CBC News online poll saying they would consider voting for him.
The ambitious feline does face an uphill climb. For instance, his nonhuman status prevents him from appearing on official ballots. Nonetheless, Stan has caught the attention of his two-legged competition, including fellow mayoral candidate Waye Mason, who wrote on Twitter, "I'mRead More »from Cat named ‘Tuxedo Stan’ running for mayor of Halifax, Canada