Laurie Garbutt (Ward 4) – Candidate Questionnaire

Laurie Garbutt has taught in the public school system for 28 years, serving as a Staff Officer and on the Executive of the Upper Grand Local of the Ontario Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) since 2011. Through her work with the ETFO, Garbutt helped to develop the CURB KIT (Common Use Resources for Bullying: A Prevention Toolkit for all Classrooms) for all schools in the Upper Grand District School Board, which was supported and endorsed by the Human Rights Commission of Ontario. Outside of school, Garbutt is heavily involved in the arts working with theatre groups, performing, musically directing, or working with various production teams and baords in the Royal City’s artistic community. Garbutt says she, “strives to give endless volunteer hours and expertise to our growing city,” and now she wants to include city council in that capacity. Her responses to the candidate questionnaire are below: Continue reading “Laurie Garbutt (Ward 4) – Candidate Questionnaire”

Rob Dunn-Dufault (Ward 4) – Candidate Questionnaire

Rob Dunn-Dufault grew up in Hamilton, but he’s made Guelph home for over 20 years now. After studying Chemistry at the University of Guelph, he stayed in town, married and is currently raising his three children in Ward 4. Continue reading “Rob Dunn-Dufault (Ward 4) – Candidate Questionnaire”

Mike Salisbury (Ward 4) – Candidate Questionnaire

Mike Salisbury loved being city councillor so much that even though he lost his seat to now-mayoral candidate Cam Guthrie in the 2010 municipal election, he’s rolling the dice again in the open field of the Ward 4 race. Continue reading “Mike Salisbury (Ward 4) – Candidate Questionnaire”

City Hall Reporter Wants to Become the Reported

All those years of reporting and blogging about local issues and the business of City Hall apparently gave former Guelph Mercury journalist Scott Tracey a kind of Stockholm syndrome. Or maybe he’s just now of the opinion that if he can’t beat them, join them. Or, the more likely, he’s being driven by a sense of civic pride and commitment. Regardless of the reason why, Tracey is throwing his hat into the ring for this fall’s municipal election running in the very busy Ward 4 race. Continue reading “City Hall Reporter Wants to Become the Reported”