Election round-up: Candidate Q&A’s, debate recaps and more

Dave Lee and Shad Qadri

Wondering where the candidates stand on the issues?  In the last few week’s we’ve published Q&A’s with each of the candidates and watched and attended the debates.  Here’s a collection of what we’ve published so far.

City councillors

School board trustees

Even more

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Voting info

Ottawa’s municipal elections will be held on Monday, October 27. We’ll be voting a mayor, city councillors, and school board trustees.

A list of nominated candidates can be found on OttWatch.ca. You’ll find candidates, links to their web sites, and other useful tools for asking questions and getting information.

In order to vote, as of voting day you must be: 

  •  a resident of the City of Ottawa, or an owner or tenant of land in the City, or the spouse of such an owner or tenant;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old; and
  • not prohibited from voting by law.
  • (full voting rules are here)

All voters will be required to present a prescribed proof of identity and residence in order to receive a ballot at their voting location. Voters who cannot present an acceptable proof of identity and residence will have to make a statutory declaration.

Are you on the voters list?  The City of Ottawa’s Voters’ List is compiled from information from Ontario’s Municipal Property Assessment Corporation. The Voters’ List will be available for you to review at the City of Ottawa’s Elections Office (1221 Cyrville Road, Unit B), Ottawa City Hall (110 Laurier Avenue West), and all Client Service Centres from Tuesday, September 2 to Monday, October 27, 2014. You should check the Voters’ List to ensure that your name, address and school-support designation are listed correctly.

More info about voting, eligibility, etc. is here…

Have you decided who to vote for yet?  What issues are the most important to you in this election?  Tell us about it in the comments below.



3 thoughts on “Election round-up: Candidate Q&A’s, debate recaps and more”

  1. As a resident of Ward 6 (Stittsville) interested in learning more about my choices for representation, I contacted both candidates (incumbent Shad Qadri and candidate David Lee) via their websites Monday morning at 9:30 asking the same questions regarding issues stated in both of their platforms. Within a couple of hours, I had a reply from Mr. Lee offering me his telephone number and his time to answer all my questions which he did the following day during a 1 hour phone call. I have yet to get a reply or acknowledgement of the receipt of my email from Mr. Qadri. This told me a lot about the interest of my candidates towards issues raised by constituents.

    1. I’m excited about Dave Lee! I hope he wins. Thanks for sharing your experience Daniel. It is time for a change in Stittsville 🙂

  2. To the man who in my eyes will always be MR STITTSVILLE.
    No matter the results at the end of the day today , you are in my eyes and many of Stittsvilles residents Mr Stittsville. You have put your heart and soul into this community since before running for councillor ever crossed your mind. After working long hours running your business you still found time to help the residents of the community and contributed so much to the community. You and your family worked endless hours helping to run the Stittsville Food Bank. Helping deliver gift baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas time to people in need. We thank you for all your efforts with the Parade of Lights, Villagefest and Canada Day Celebrations to name a few. You have always been there to help any way you could with families with sick children doing what ever you could ( long before even thinking of running for councillor.) I know today Tori will be looking down on you and wishing you all her best. You and your family have always been an amazing role model to not only me but to many people in this community and for the I wish you continued success as councillor of Ward 6. All the Best Mr. Stittsville and Thank You.

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