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The Debate Over Safe Injection Sites

October 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Supervised consumption sites, commonly referred to as safe injection sites, have been a hot topic in the city of London since the first facility of this kind opened its doors earlier this year. This temporary site is set to close soon after Election Day, October 22, which means what happens in the municipal election could…

BRT Overview

October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

London’s proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system is one of the defining issues for the city this election season, with many candidates making their decision about its implementation a key part of their platforms. It’s a major municipal transit approach that hinges on this election, too: Many candidates have staked out clear positions for and…

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What Is The Role Of Your Ward Councilor?

October 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The City of London has one Mayor, and one Councilor elected to represent each of the City’s 14 wards. The guide “The Municipal Councilor’s Guide” provides an overview of the many duties and challenges elected officials at the municipal level face. So, what is your councilor responsible for in your ward?

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What Is The Mayor Responsible For?

September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

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…

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

September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

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…

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School Trustees 101

September 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

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!

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What Is City Hall Responsible For?

September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

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?

September 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

So, you’ve visited Electipieda.ca, 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…

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The Importance of Municipal Politics

August 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

In Canada, we pay a lot of attention to provincial and federal politics. The news is filled with the intrigue and drama of parties and politicians, and many of us have strong opinions on what’s going on in Ottawa or Toronto. But what about at the local level of municipal politics? Do you know who…

The race begins… Electipedia.ca’s work continues. We need your help!

August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Now that nominations have closed, we’re continuing to add new candidates to Electipedia.ca. As always, we can use your help. If you have any information about any candidate (or if you’re working for a candidate) and can add information to any profile, please sign up and submit! We’ve been working to get the front end…