Your Key Question Before Election Day

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    Sisco Farraro

    This election year all councillors seeking re-election will brag about their accomplishments over the last four years:

    – the improvements they’ve made to their facebook page;

    – the distance in kilometres of roads that have been newly paved during their term in office;

    – etc., etc., etc., etc.

    There is one critical question each voter should ask themselves before they decide for whom to vote; “What has my councillor done that anyone else in the same role could not have?”

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    #755390 Reply

    Chaz

    Sisco,

    One critical question?

    I can think of a slew of questions.

    Forget the roads, your council just gave away the city.

    Every property owner should defer paying their property taxes and refuse to pay the interest they will try to charge you too.

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    sisco farraro

    You bet, Chaz. If I’d run the gamut the article would have run for pages and pages and I know Ken likes to keep these debate questions from getting too lengthy or people won’t participate. The question I asked will hopefully make the voter (not to be confused with The Voter) think for a minute or two about what value the candidate has actually contributed if any.

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    Alex Cullen

    After eight years of city councillors agreeing to Mayor Jim Watson’s two-per-cent tax cap on city budgets, councillors essentially emasculated themselves of any initiative and allowing important works (winter snow clearing, traffic calming, intersection improvements, etc.) to pile up as a result of insufficient funding.

    Will the newly elected city councillors agree to another four-year two-per-cent tax increase cap, or will they agree to a budget process that allows citizens to express their priorities and debate and vote on budgets that meet the city’s needs?

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