Stage set for regional councillor candidate debate Oct. 7

30 Sep

This came through the wires yesterday from the Vaughan Citizen. They are going to host a regional councillor candidate debate on Oct. 7. Here’s the press release in its entirety:

THE VAUGHAN CITIZEN AND ITS COMMUNITY LINKS PANEL, TOGETHER WITH THE VAUGHAN SOCIAL ACTION COUNCIL, WILL HOST A DEBATE WITH ALL REGIONAL COUNCIL CANDIDATES RUNNING IN VAUGHAN

The Vaughan Citizen and its Community Links, together with the Vaughan Social Action Council, present an all-candidates debate for those seeking election at the regional council level in Vaughan.

Three longtime incumbents face challengers such as a former Vaughan mayor, several of Vaughan city hall’s most outspoken critics, as well as first-time candidates and community activists.

A significant portion of Vaughan residents’ tax bill — 48.8 per cent of every dollar — goes to the region, which provides services to more than one million York Region residents. Those services include transportation, housing, family and children’s services, public health, court administration, economic development and tourism, and more. This second-tier regional council is made up of mayors and regional councillors from York Region’s nine municipalities. Members of regional council elect the chairperson. Vaughan has four representatives at the region, three local and regional councillors and the mayor.

WHAT:            All-candidates debate for contenders vying for three local and regional seats in Vaughan’s 2010 municipal election

WHO:            Moderator: Daniele Zanotti, CEO of the United Way of York Region

Participating candidates: Joanna Cacciola-Lionti, Robert Craig, Domenic De Luca, Michael Di Biase, Mario Ferri, Joyce Frustaglio, John Ross Harvey, Carrie Liddy, Richard Lorello, Gino Rosati and Deb Schulte

Panelists: Members of the Vaughan Citizen’s Community Links group and members of the Vaughan Social Action Council

WHERE:            Vellore Village Community Centre, 1 Villa Royale Ave., in the cafetorium. Woodbridge, Ontario

WHEN:            Thursday, Oct. 7 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

CONTACT:                  Kim Champion, Editor, Vaughan Citizen, Tel: 905-265-4148

(Note: It says “all candidates”. I notice two missing – Mario Di Nardo and Krystof Klabouch. I’ll try to find out if they’ll be there.)

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