am800 THE SHIFT WITH PATTY HANDYSIDES’ interviews:
Listen to Michael Prue interview from Wednesday, September 21, 2022 – 3:37 pm
Listen to Joe Laframboise interview from Thursday, September 22, 2022 – 3:43 pm
the burg watch poll has not been compromised, despite suggestions to the contrary. Mayoral Candidate Aldo DiCarlo is still in the lead with 45.73% and for some time the results have been consistent.
the number of votes so far: Mayor 234, Deputy Mayor 206, Councillor 787.
there have never been any scientific claims regarding this poll; it was set up to allow anxious voters to have an opportunity to cast a ballot while waiting to ‘officially’ vote. as reported by Mary Caton in The Windsor Star, a higher than expected amount of residents showed up at the advance polls.
kudos to those who have exercised their right to vote; it’s how we effect change in a democratic society.
two days to go – make it happen!
The following was submitted via the feedback form on the ask the candidates page:
“One topic which hasn’t been addressed is a solution to the chronic flooding problems in town. One suggestion i would have is to have 5 or 6 topics and have the candidates prioritize them,1 through 6 or however many topics you feel are important.”
Response: Question 14 dealt with flooding issues; only Aldo DiCarlo, Scott Kendell and Glenn Swinton provided answers.
Thank you for the suggestion; however, “Ask The Candidates” was initiated, as stated on the question page, because in past municipal election campaigns when debates were organized the public had limited opportunities to ask questions. All topics submitted to date are important and if elected, candidates will be called on to address a variety of concerns to ratepayers.
The table posted earlier today indicates that some candidates are eager to answer the questions; others have not answered one; and some have not researched the issues.
The candidates are promoting their platforms and prioritizing their messages through their chosen marketing methods; this blog will remain a venue for ratepayers.
The poll has been updated to allow for readers to vote for the different positions of Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillor; unfortunately, the results for the Mayor and Deputy Mayor categories have been overwritten and start anew at 0%.
A Poll has been added to a new page to find out which candidates are worthy of your votes.