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Smart Car Confidential reveals little known facts about Marianne – trained opera singer, takes dog to drycleaner, helped form Moms in the Hood; watch trailer

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Think you know me, Ward 2 City Councillor and mayoral candidate Marianne Meed Ward? I had the privilege of riding for coffee with James Burchill for his ongoing series Smart Car Confidential.

He takes local business, community and political people for a coffee, car ride and conversation. Our spin around the block blended personal and professional, and revealed some little known facts about me that may take you by surprise, like:

  • I’m a trained opera singer
  • take my dog to the drycleaner
  • what my kids think about my political calling
  • biggest issues facing Burlington and what we can do together.

Check out the trailer here: Smart Car Confidential MMW.

Full episode airs June 15, 9am, and is syndicated across Metroland Media’s online edition of Inside Halton. Link will be posted here when available.

James has now interviewed all mayoral candidates. Thanks for providing this personal and professional look at Burlington’s choices for the municipal election on Oct. 22! Thoroughly enjoyed participating.

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Marianne Meed Ward

Marianne Meed Ward

A Better Burlington began in 2006 after my neighbours said they felt left out of city decisions, learning about them only after they’d been made. As journalist for 22 years, I thought “I can do something about that” and a website and newsletter were born. They’ve taken various forms and names over the years, but the intent remains: To let you know what’s happening at City Hall before decisions are made, so you can influence outcomes for A Better Burlington. The best decisions are made when elected representatives tap the wisdom of our community members, and welcome many different perspectives.This site allows residents to comment and debate with each other; our Commenting Guidelines established in 2016 aim to keep debate respectful. Got an idea or comment you want to share privately? Please, get in touch:

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