Six Questions for Brett Christopher


Since graduating from George Brown Theatre in 2001, Brett has worked with a variety of companies including: Canadian Stage, Stratford Festival, Buddies in Bad Times, Theatre by the Bay, Segal Centre, Thousand Islands Playhouse, Western Canada Theatre, Magnus Theatre, Sunshine Festival, Actors Repertory, and Convergence Theatre. He received the Masques and Mecca Awards for his […]

Six Questions for Sir John A. MacDonald


Alternately called a drunk, a visionary, a racist, a groundbreaker, a crook, a negotiator, or a murderer, all often in the same breath, Sir John A. MacDonald is no doubt one of the more controversial figures in Canadian history. Railways funding scandals, a series of violent and shameful expansionist policies, and an oblique reference to […]

Six Questions for Rick Downes


Our final mayoral candidate interview features the current councillor for Cataraqui district, Rick Downes. Downes’ record on the municipal stage includes past stints as the school trustee for the former Frontenac County Board, numerous terms as the councillor for King’s Town district, and two unsuccessful bids to become Mayor of Kingston in 2006 and 2010 […]

Six Questions for Bryan Paterson


Bryan Paterson has served as the city councillor for Trillium District over the last four years. He first arrived in Kingston in the year 2000 as a graduate student at Queen’s University, while he is currently employed as a professor within the economic department at the Royal Military College of Canada. His contributions on the municipal stage include […]

Six Questions for Scott Foster


Scott Foster is admittedly, and perhaps proudly, not a politician. That said, his interest in municipal affairs can be traced back to the early 1980s when he served on the City’s Planning Board, the Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee, and unsuccessfully bid ran to become the Public Utilities Commissioner. Originally from Winnipeg, Foster has lived in Kingston […]

Six Questions for Brenda Slomka


I love this country, our city, the outdoors, my bike, good literature, idea generation and strategic plans.  As a Student Affairs professional and engaged citizen I have budgeted, built teams and bolstered quality of life for many years. I have served on numerous committees (Building and Properties, Town and Gown, Municipal Accessibility Committee, to name […]

Six Questions for Dorothy Hector


Our mayoral candidate interview series continues today featuring Dorothy Hector. A Kingstonian and Councillor of Lakeside District since 2006, Dorothy was a member of the first class of Lady Cadets to enter the Royal Military College of Canada, where she obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Her resume includes numerous other noteworthy highlights, including her […]

Six Questions for Michael J.M. Owen


Today we kick off our mayoral interview series with Michael J.M. Owen. Owen is a lifelong Kingstonian and local business owner who has cultivated an impressive resume volunteering for a host of non-profit organizations. He is self-described as “not a politician”, while he entered the 2014 municipal election with the hope of stimulating greater community involvement in […]

Six Questions for Emma Fleury


She may be Toronto’s latest independent film darling—playing the leading lady in the TIFF-debuted film It Was You Charlie—but she honed her craft here in Kingston, excelling in a range of drama courses at Queen’s University. This week, she returns to the Limestone City for the film’s screening on October 16th. Here, she answers a […]