Archive for September 2018

What Is The Mayor Responsible For?

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On October 22, people all across Ontario will be heading to the polls and casting votes for their preferred candidates for municipal councils and school board trustees.  Voters elect heads of municipal councils directly on a ballot (mayors in larger cities and towns, reeves in smaller centres), while school board trustees will usually elect one…


Not voting? Here’s 5 reasons to change your mind

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Democracy is something that benefits everyone, and its health depends on all of us. If you’re not planning on voting on October 22, this post is for you. Think about reconsidering that decision, because in reality, your vote does matter, and could make the difference!   Results can be closer than you think!   Think…


School Trustees 101


School boards set goals for students and make strategic plans for the for education across the province, are made up of a team of elected officials. These elected officials are known as trustees, and their positions will be on the ballot this October!


What Is City Hall Responsible For?

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When a municipal election comes up, the average voter will probably know who is running for mayor and who is running for councillor of their ward. The average voter should also know what the London Mayor and Council are responsible for, and what’s out of their reach politically. Having this knowledge could make a huge…


Okay, but do I have to pick three candidates on my ballot?

So, you’ve visited, scoured Twitter, gone to candidate meetings, and know the issues that matter to you. Great! But what if you really only like one or two candidates for mayor or council? Do you have to make three choices on the new ranked ballot? We’ve gotten this question (or variants on it) a…