Please see below a media release issued by the Region of Halton.
On Sept. 12, Halton Region sent a questionnaire to all Federal election candidates running in its local ridings, asking them to share their positions on five key issues. To help the community make an informed decision on Oct. 21, the Region will post responses on halton.ca as it receives them.
“The topics we outlined in our questionnaire are issues of importance for Regional Council and those living in Halton. Halton advocates to the Federal government for legislative and funding changes to help preserve the high quality of life in our region. By sharing their responses with us, local Federal election candidates will help the community learn how their platforms align with resident priorities for our future.” — Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr
The Region’s questionnaire asked Federal election candidates in the ridings of Burlington, Milton, Oakville, Oakville North-Burlington and Wellington-Halton Hills about the following issues:
- investing in roads and infrastructure;
- confirming Regional and Provincial regulatory roles in the proposed CN truck-rail hub;
- addressing climate change and supporting community resilience;
- delivering universal access to broadband internet; and
- supporting safe, affordable and accessible government-assisted housing.
The questionnaire also asked if the candidates would vote against their party if necessary to reflect the best interests of Halton residents. To learn more about each issue and view candidate responses as they become available, please visit the Federal election page on halton.ca.
For information about the Federal election, such as riding details and voting locations, please visit elections.ca.
Ahead of Federal Election Day on Oct. 21, I have been and in the process of meeting all the federal election candidates from political parties that hold seats and running in the Burlington, Oakville North-Burlington and Milton ridings (part of the Milton riding is in rural Burlington) to speak to them about and ensure they are aware of the issues that are specific to our City – as well, to hear their positions on our local issues.