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Your candidates for Kingston and the Islands: Shelley Sayle-Udall, PPC

Raised here in Kingston, Shelley Sayle-Udall (People’s Party of Canada – PPC) is a mental health therapist, currently working with Maltby Centre. As a mother and mental health care professional, her concerns regarding mental health challenges, particularly in children, brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic inspired her involvement in federal

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Open Letter To Minister Steve Clark re: Ranked Ballots (Bill 218)

The following open letter was penned by Kingston City Councillor Robert Kiley on the evening of Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 — the night before Kingston City Council will, once again, vote on the matter of ranked ballots. Dear Minister Clark; Thank you for your ongoing leadership and ever-listening ear. You

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To lead or to listen? Getting inside one councillor’s mind and getting to the heart of liberal democracy

  On the last Saturday in May, I had the pleasure of attending Tom Symons’ 90th birthday. Professor Symons is one of my long standing civic heroes. In 1961, he was appointed the founding president of Trent University, where I attended for my undergraduate degree 45 years later. Symons’ legacy

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Six questions with mayoral candidate Rob Matheson

The day before the nominations closed for Kingston 2018 municipal election, Rob Matheson filed his papers declaring his candidacy for mayor. A former city councillor (Loyalist-Cataraqui District, 2006 to 2010), a former mayoral candidate, and a former provincial NDP candidate, Matheson is no stranger to the political world. We caught

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