Nov 17th, 2014
I attended more than my fair share of all-candidates’ meetings during the recent municipal election. Here are a few good ideas gleaned from the campaign trail around the county. -Recorded votes: Make every council vote a recorded vote. This is an example of how electronic voting can serve democ...
Nov 8th, 2014
Mayor Hernan BURGOS 254 Rob KEFFER 4,741 Doug WHITE 3,764 Deputy Mayor Carl HORDYK 3,843 James LEDUC 4,622 Ward 1 Carolyn BUNN 282 Fabio DI GENOVA 126 Emanuele GIORDANO 60 Raj SANDHU 739 Ward 2 Gary BAYNES 948 Rajan JOSHI 42 Jim SLYKHUIS 426 Ward 3 Gary LAMB 411 Sarbie SINGH 274 Ward 4 Sam GIORDANO 6...
Oct 30th, 2014
Majority of elected were challengers New release from Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition Analysis of election results and Campaign Fairness’ poll results shows that around Lake Simcoe voters elected a high number of challengers, and that candidates who accepted corporate and union donations fared bet...
Oct 29th, 2014
By Susan Swail Environmental Defence Greenbelt Program Manager On Monday night, as election results were tallied across the GTA, there was at least one trend: where citizens were engaged on development issues incumbents often lost and new greener councils were elected. This isn’t surprising given tha...
Oct 28th, 2014
By Dominik Kurek Bradford West Gwillimbury Topic Rob Keffer has been elected as the new mayor of Bradford West Gwillimbury, after facing off against two-term incumbent Doug White for the position. Keffer, the outgoing deputy mayor, received 54 per cent of the votes, with 4,741, while White received ...
Oct 28th, 2014
Across Simcoe County, voters make clear they want change By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Updated October 29, 2014 Anti-sprawl candidates have swept to office in two battleground municipalities in Simcoe County. Not even a message from Premier Kathleen Wynne could save the pro-development incumbent...
Oct 27th, 2014
It’s Election Day. I’m going to vote. The old-fashioned way – I’m actually going there, to a polling station, to mark a “traditional” paper ballot. This tradition, with all its attendant safeguards – a live body that shows up in person, with proof of identity, voting in a public venue under the...
Oct 23rd, 2014
News release from AWARE Simcoe AWARE Simcoe is endorsing Rob Keffer as the best candidate for Mayor of Bradford West Gwillimbury. Rob Keffer understands the importance of protecting farmland and the natural environment. He is committed to fiscal responsibility and has already worked to rein in high r...
Oct 22nd, 2014
AWARE News Network Simcoe North MPP Garfield Dunlop has endorsed Bradford West Gwillimbury mayoral candidate Rob Keffer. Keffer, a dairy farmer, is currently BWG deputy mayor. “I truly believe you represent what Simcoe County needs for the future and are a great spokesman for agriculture and environm...
Oct 20th, 2014
UPDATE :Two envelopes, one wit the voter notification card and PIN number and one with the password, were delivered by Canada Post to many addresses across Springwater on October 24, the Friday before the Monday election. By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Electors in Springwater may have concerns ab...