CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Dallas Green, Ward 3 Councillor

“The last Ward 3 Councillors have not taken homelessness and affordable housing seriously. That have voted against hundreds of new homes in Guelph as well as the “Home for Good” initiative, to help the homeless of Guelph. City council must start working together to provide the best for the city.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Dallas Green, Ward 3 Councillor”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Lana Haines, Ward 5 Councillor

“I have always been active in the community and see this as an extension of my past work. I will advocate for a fiscally responsible and accountable local government. I believe having a team of people with diverse perspectives, who can work together, will benefit our city.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Lana Haines, Ward 5 Councillor”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Laurie Whyte for Ward 2/3/4 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee

“I have developed strong, respectful working relationships with senior administrators, present trustees, school administrators, teachers and other education workers. I have proven my willingness and ability to collaborate with others to jointly identify programs to help all students and have an understanding of the structure through which the Board of Trustees’ must operate.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Laurie Whyte for Ward 2/3/4 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Cathy Downer, Ward 5 Councillor

“Guelph faces many challenges – climate change, impacts of growth, pandemic recovery, care for vulnerable people…and the list could go on. As a Guelph City Councillor I have taken a leadership role on many issues with positive outcomes. I want to continue with this important work with the support of Ward 5 residents.”
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CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Morgan Dandie, Ward 2 Councillor

“Since moving here, I have become involved in many aspects of the community, and now I want to be a Councillor for Ward 2 in order to provide service to the greatest number of people at the level of government closest to their day-to-day life. I believe I have the ability to to understand nuances of issues to address these seemingly different groups and collaborate to create a greater sense of community connection.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Morgan Dandie, Ward 2 Councillor”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Elia Morrison, Ward 2 Councillor

“I am running because while Guelph is an amazing place to live, we have a long way to go to ensure that we are a city that is equitable and affordable for everyone. As a city we have been unwilling to make the bold choices that will lead us to a greener, more affordable, and inclusive future – a future that I hope to help move us towards.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Elia Morrison, Ward 2 Councillor”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Carly Klassen, Ward 2 Councillor

“Prior to becoming a full-time entrepreneur, my professional experience was focused on helping organizations build and execute marketing strategies, building relationships with stakeholders and helping people to collaborate on completing projects. I know how to analyze and synthesize information, negotiate, compromise and make decisions. I like working with people and seeing projects through to completion.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Carly Klassen, Ward 2 Councillor”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Luc Cousineau, Ward 3 Councillor

“I was born in Guelph, and after a few years away I returned 10 years ago. The city has changed a lot in that time, and so have I. Through my work at a major not-for-profit in the city, followed by my work in graduate school and as a university teacher and researcher I have discovered how absolutely essential working toward a socially just world is for everyone.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Luc Cousineau, Ward 3 Councillor”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Dominique O’Rourke, Ward 6 Councillor

“I’ve lived in the fastest growing part of the city for 22 years so I experience the impact of intensification and feel the gap between infrastructure and growth. As the mom of two teens, I know what it’s like for our family to juggle budgets for post-secondary, the mortgage and essentials. I share my teen’s concerns around the environment and their ability to someday own a home.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Dominique O’Rourke, Ward 6 Councillor”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Katherine Hauser for Ward 6 and Puslinch Upper Grand District School Board Trustee

“After the uncertainty and stress of Covid, I want to be front and centre for the schools, education workers and our kids, helping to get the ship back upright so that every single student is supported and heard. I want all of our kids to feel included, represented and prepared for their brilliant futures.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Katherine Hauser for Ward 6 and Puslinch Upper Grand District School Board Trustee”