Regional council hopefuls set to spar tonight at Vellore Village

7 Oct

The race for regional council could be the hottest of this municipal election in Vaughan. We’ve got three incumbents clinging to their seats with 10 hopefuls — including a former mayor and several long-time candidates, a former trustee and some council watchdogs — vying to overtake them.

Thanks to our media friends the Vaughan Citizen and its community links panel who are hosting a regional council debate tonight. It’s your chance to see the candidates go head-to-head: Where do they stand on the issues? What’s their vision for Vaughan? How do they carry themselves? Who’s got good ideas?

Thursday, Oct. 7 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Vellore Village Community Centre, 1 Villa Royale Ave., in the cafetorium.

Daniele Zanotti, CEO of the United Way of York Region, has been given the daunting task of moderating the large debate (12 of 13 candidates have confirmed attendance, according to organizer Kim Champion.)

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

The panelists will be members of the Vaughan Citizen’s Community Links group and members of the Vaughan Social Action Council. There will also be time for audience questions. If you’ve got a burning query for your regional hopefuls, come on out and put them on the spot.

Please bring a non-perishable food donation for the Vaughan Food Bank.

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