The following are the two remaining all candidates meetings that we have seen published that are open to all the Midland voters. OurMidland.ca hosted ours last Sunday at the Native Friendship Centre and featured an open format. These next two events are highly moderated but your last two chances to see and hear from candidates before you choose your new council.
Rogers Television in Midland provided candidate profile videos and you can watch them here.
MidlandCommunity.ca & BIA All Candidates Debate
Monday October 1st, from 5:15pm to 7:45pm (all candidates other than deputy mayor and mayor) at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre, Midland. The deputy mayor and mayoral candidates are up from 8:00pm to 9:30pm. This format has questions submitted in advance picked from a pool and asked to candidates. Who gets which questions is decided by their moderator, Roy Ellis.
If you missed it, you can watch it online here.
The event is described online:
“Midlandcommunity.ca along with local Midland businesses invites you to attend two ‘Meet the Candidates’ events being held on Monday October 1st, at the ‘Rec Centre’ (North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Center). The first event is for candidates running to represent Wards 1, 2 and 3 and begins at 5:15 pm through to 7:45 pm. The second event will begin promptly at 8:00 pm through to 9:30 pm and is for candidates aspiring to be Mayor and Deputy Mayor who are elected by voters in all wards.
We believe two separate events will provide a more engaging evening and allow each candidate more ‘air time’ to address the things that matter most to the people of Midland. The separate event for candidates for Mayor and Deputy Mayor also recognizes these positions carry additional responsibilities including governing the County of Simcoe.
In an effort to make the best use of limited time we will not be fielding questions from the floor. Questions from the public can be submitted in advance to [email protected] .
Plan to attend these events to learn more about your choices for Midland Town Council for the next four years.
Campaign materials, placards etc. will not be permitted in the meeting room.”
Midland Chamber Of Commerce All Candidates
Thursday, October 4 at 5:00pm – North Simcoe Sports & Recreation Centre. The event will be televised on Rogers
“Meet the Candidates” evening will be hosted by the Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce. All Candidates are requested to be at the All Candidates Meeting at 5:00 p.m. of designated date.
Public session of the evening is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m.
MODERATOR: Peter Kostiw, President, Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce
Candidates will be seated in alphabetical order by Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councillors/Wards.
The Moderator will bring the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. for the official public session of the evening.
The Moderator will explain to the public the format for the 2018 All Candidates Meetings.
All Candidates will be given 4 minutes each for introductions followed by a reception to interact with the public. Introductions will be timed and a bell will sound 10 seconds prior to finish to close remarks.
Tables will be placed around the perimeter walls of the hall for printed material (pamphlets) and/or small items only. NOTE: signs, large posters, overhead audio or video tapes are not permitted.
Candidates are being asked to address the following questions/concerns in the introduction:
- Name and position you are seeking in this election.
- Number of years as a resident to the Town / Township.
- Employment (past and present) relevant to municipal council.
- Whether or not you have previously held a position on council in Southern Georgian Bay or another municipality in Ontario.
- Your understanding on how council functions and the role of a council.
- Describe your leadership skills and experience, and whether you have ever been on a Board.
- Explain whether you have an understanding of financial budgets, by-laws, residential / commercial / industrial development, role of governance, and inter-municipal relations.
- Explain your reasons for seeking election for municipal office.
- If elected, explain your expectations for the next 4 years on council as in what you hope to accomplish during your term.
- Expectations and timelines on the “Waterfront Master Plan”.
- Viewpoint on the proposed timelines on the downtown reconstruction project.