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The Debate Over Safe Injection Sites

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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…

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BRT Overview

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?

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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?

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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…

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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…

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School Trustees 101

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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?

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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…

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

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…

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