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Statement from mayoral candidate Marianne Meed Ward: Negative tactics have no place in this election or any election, as smear campaign ramps up in last seven days

Statement from mayoral candidate Marianne Meed Ward: Negative tactics have no place in this election or any election, as smear campaign ramps up in last seven days

“Our campaign, and only our campaign, continues to be the target of numerous, sustained personal attacks, lies and defamation, which are ramping up in the last week of Burlington’s mayoral race. Negative personal attacks and smear campaigns have no place in this election, or any election, anywhere, against any candidate. These tactics divide our community.

Statement from Marianne Meed Ward, Burlington mayoral candidate, regarding the idea to annex Waterdown to Burlington, revise Places to Grow

Statement from Marianne Meed Ward, Burlington mayoral candidate, regarding the idea to annex Waterdown to Burlington, revise Places to Grow

The idea of annexing Waterdown to Burlington is a diversion from the central concern of residents this election, which is overdevelopment of Burlington, due to the decisions by the current mayor and council.

Before annexing another community, that hasn’t asked for this, we need to clean up our own back yard by amending the Official Plan, advocating reasonable growth not overdevelopment, and respecting residents enough to include them in decision-making before the fact.

Burlington 2018 Election Voting Information

Burlington 2018 Election Voting Information

Election day is October 22nd. There are advance polls and internet voting options. If you need a ride to the polling station on election day or for the advance polls or have questions on how to vote, please contact us at 905.333.4669 or email at Marianne4Mayor@gmail.com

Burlington 2018 Election Debate Schedule

Burlington 2018 Election Debate Schedule

The Burlington 2018 municipal debate schedule includes one for each of the ward council candidates; two mayoral debates (the BurlingtonGreen debate includes an all-candidates meet and greet), plus the Chamber of Commerce mayoral Q and A (advance registration is required) and a mayoral forum on Millennial issues.

What Burlington’s fall from 9 to 31 best city in MoneySense rankings tells us:

What Burlington’s fall from 9 to 31 best city in MoneySense rankings tells us:

When we trumpet that Burlington is Canada’s best mid-sized city, according to MoneySense, it can create complacency where we rest on our laurels and take things for granted, instead of driving to improve the quality of life for all our residents. We must ensure that as we grow and change, we retain our small-town feel, community character and quality of life, not detract from it.

Council votes 5-2 on mayor’s motion for 18 storey highrise across from City Hall; this is overdevelopment and forces out local businesses

Council votes 5-2 on mayor’s motion for 18 storey highrise across from City Hall; this is overdevelopment and forces out local businesses

Though the new Official Plan is not yet approved, Burlington’s current mayor put forward the motion for the 18 storey building across from city hall. This approval represents overdevelopment and forces out local businesses. I’m prepared to give up my safe councillor role as four more years of the current mayor and it will be too late for our downtown.

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