2018 mu­nic­i­pal elec­tion can­di­date roundup

North­ern Bruce Penin­sula

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Milt McIver (in­cum­bent)

Pri­or­i­ties: man­ag­ing tourism, cot­tage rentals and the zon­ing by­law

Leroy Dir­ckx

Pri­or­i­ties: in­fra­struc­ture; park­ing in Tober­mory; in­creas­ing con­tri­bu­tions from pro­vin­cial and fed­eral parks to mu­nic­i­pal­ity; multi-unit hous­ing to sup­port res­i­dents, sea­sonal work­ers

Jim Mo­siuk

Pri­or­i­ties: pass­ing the zon­ing by­law, bal­anc­ing tourism and res­i­dents’ needs while pro­tect­ing en­vi­ron­ment; grow­ing busi­nesses to keep schools, med­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties, young fam­i­lies in area


Greig (in­cum­bent)

Pri­or­i­ties: long-term fi­nan­cial plan­ning; new com­pre­hen­sive zon­ing by­law; more fo­cus on longterm plan­ning in tourism, hous­ing, and other ar­eas; build bet­ter part­ner­ships with agen­cies own­ing land on mu­nic­i­pal­ity with a fo­cus on pro­tect­ing and pre­serv­ing the en­vi­ron­ment

Deb­bie Myles

Pri­or­i­ties: in­crease fi­nan­cial con­tri­bu­tions from the Na­tional Parks, Na­ture Con­ser­vancy and Bruce Trail; bal­ance sus­tain­able tourism with res­i­dents needs; re­view and update by­laws; open, trans­par­ent and ac­count­able coun­cil


Tom Boyle (in­cum­bent)

Pri­or­i­ties: ac­com­mo­date grow­ing se­nior pop­u­la­tion; de­velop long-term plan for wa­ter and sewer needs; de­velop five-year roads plan in­clud­ing more ac­ces­si­ble means of trans­porta­tion; in­fra­struc­ture to sup­port tourism; de­velop co­op­er­a­tion be­tween mu­nic­i­pal­ity and parks

Lau­rie (Smokey) Golden

Pri­or­i­ties: coun­cil mem­bers present at all ta­bles where penin­sula’s fu­ture con­sid­ered; in­crease fi­nan­cial and other in­puts from Parks Canada to man­age tourism on penin­sula; in­crease all-sea­son ac­tiv­i­ties and em­ploy­ment

James Miel­hausen

Pri­or­i­ties: rep­re­sent farm­ers’ views on coun­cil; in­fra­struc­ture for tourists; en­sure new com­pre­hen­sive zon­ing by­law is fair for ev­ery­one

Randy Hines

Pri­or­i­ties: prop­erty rights, sup­port­ing prop­erty own­ers; vi­sion and plan for har­bour man­age­ment; tack­ling penin­sula’s over­crowd­ing; man­age­ment of tourism and ex­ces­sive high­way traf­fic

Tom McAfee

Pri­or­i­ties: set­tle com­pre­hen­sive zon­ing by­law through trans­par­ent process; di­a­logue with res­i­dents re­gard­ing rental mar­ket; ex­tend life of mu­nic­i­pal as­sets and find ef­fi­cien­cies; find a way to keep young peo­ple on penin­sula

Terry Hef­fer­nan

Pri­or­i­ties: pass com­pre­hen­sive zon­ing by­law; make it eas­ier to do busi­ness on the penin­sula/ more staff hous­ing; more di­a­logue/bet­ter re­la­tion­ship be­tween Parks Canada and mu­nic­i­pal­ity

Me­gan Myles

Pri­or­i­ties: pass de­velop a long-term vi­sion for penin­sula; at­tract young fam­i­lies; bal­ance of sus­tain­able tourism and res­i­dents’ qual­ity of life; re­view and update by­laws; open, trans­par­ent and ac­count­able coun­cil

David Ri­ach

Pri­or­i­ties: pass­ing new com­pre­hen­sive zon­ing by­law and mu­nic­i­pal of­fi­cial plan; de­vel­op­ing and steer­ing lo­cal econ­omy, in­clud­ing at­tract­ing in­dus­try and full-time jobs; reg­u­late Airbnbs, cot­tage rentals, etc.

Neda Sar­bakhsh

Pri­or­i­ties: fi­nal­ize new com­pre­hen­sive zon­ing by­law; find­ing longterm so­lu­tions; pro­vid­ing ba­sics like wa­ter and sewer, ad­dress­ing ag­ing de­mo­graphic needs; pro­mote lo­cal artists; sus­tain­able tourism with more ac­tiv­i­ties

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