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Rebecca Blaikie was proposed for deletion. This page is an archive of the discussion about the proposed deletion. This page is no longer live. Further comments should be made on the article's talk page rather than here so that this page is preserved as an historic record. The result of the debate was keep

Not notable in her own right. RickK 05:55, Aug 13, 2004 (UTC)

Keep, though for heaven's sake with a little more content. She stood for election against Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin in his electoral district in Montreal in 2004. Cannon fodder, for sure, but far enough above the radar to merit note. The previous NDP candidate against Martin made a documentary about the experience, which was widely screened. Most Google hits seem to be mainstream news articles, most from media 'outside Montreal'; she's of some national interest. If the piece was more than one line about who her dad was we might not be having this discussion. Yes, I would add to it myself. Don't have time this very moment, but if it isn't deleted... Finally, a Canadian politician's progeny who has done even less of note, but is moderately famous and gets an entry: Justin Trudeau. 06:33, 13 Aug 2004 (UTC)

  • Delete. Standing against an incumbent who is going to win easily isn't notable. Her public profile as the daughter of a mid rank politician won't be that high either. If she was standing for experience this time and gets nominated for, and wins, a seat in the next election, then she can have a page. But at the moment, I don't see sufficient importance. Average Earthman 10:55, 13 Aug 2004 (UTC)
    • I don't know how familiar you are with Canadian politics, but Bill Blaikie is far from a mid rank politician. He is, in fact, a major figure in Canadian political life. On his importance alone, his daughter would be a keeper for doing anything that got her in the news...like, say, standing as an electoral candidate. Keep. Bearcat 10:10, 14 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep we have many articles on less notable candidates in the Canadian election. - SimonP 12:48, Aug 13, 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. I disagree with Avg. Earthman; standing for election (assuming you're from a leading party) is in fact notable. [[User:Meelar|Meelar (talk)]] 13:33, 2004 Aug 13 (UTC)
    • Even if you get less than 5% of the vote? Average Earthman 17:31, 13 Aug 2004 (UTC)
      • Yes. If anything, the fact that she ran against a leading political figure makes her more notable. Either way, this is over my personal line for keeping. [[User:Meelar|Meelar (talk)]] 17:32, 2004 Aug 13 (UTC)
  • Keep - Could mature into a (short) article. We're not starved for namespace in and around "Rebecca Blaikie". - TB 14:39, Aug 13, 2004 (UTC)
    • I've gone ahead and built the article up a little bit - TB 14:48, Aug 13, 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep, particularly since Topbanana's edits. Ambi 02:28, 14 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep, although I think there's too many articles on obscure politicians but why single her out? RedWolf 03:26, Aug 16, 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. It would be a shame to have every character in the Pokemon universe but not a real person who was considered newsworthy. --LeeHunter 19:00, 16 Aug 2004 (UTC)

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