Why There Will Be No Debates With All Candidates

September 27, 2018

I was disappointed to learn that the incumbent has failed to make himself available for the only 2 planned all-candidates meetings in College Ward. This is despite several follow-up attempts from organizers, with additional efforts to work around his schedule.

Ward all-candidates meetings are important for the decision-making process for many voters. Unfortunately, the incumbent’s lack of responsiveness is in line with what I’ve heard at the doors from many neighbours during this campaign. Residents are tired of the lack of follow-through on community priorities, and are looking for someone who will bring some new energy to City Hall.

I want to thank the 10 community associations who tried their best to organize these all-candidates events, but had their efforts ignored:

  • Bel-Air Community Association
  • Centrepointe Community Association
  • City View Community Association
  • Crestview Meadowlands Community Association
  • Copeland Park Community Alliance
  • Kenson Park Community Association
  • Leslie Park Community Association
  • Lynwood Community Association
  • Qualicum Graham Park Community Association
  • Westcliffe Community Association

Candidates should work hard to earn your vote. That means knocking on doors to listen to neighbours, and showing up to meetings to discuss issues important to you.

It’s time to bring new energy to City Council. If elected on October 22, I promise I will show up for you. I will be ready on day one to put my City Hall experience to work to help make our community even better.

You can watch a replay of the Rogers TV debate on YouTube.