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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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Kingston reacts to Ford government’s planned removal of ranked ballots

Kingstonians have reacted strongly to the provincial government’s planned change to the Municipal Elections Act, which would effectively nullify the results of Kingston’s recent referendum on ranked ballot voting. In Kingston’s 2018 municipal election, Kingstonians voted in favour of the use of ranked ballots for the next municipal election. The

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The value of local representation

Vol. 1: To live or not to live in your district? “He doesn’t live in the district, you know?” That was a common refrain my opponents used against me in last fall’s municipal election, as I was told by a number of people as I went door-to-door. And it was

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Six questions with Barrington Walker of the New Democratic Party of Canada

Born in Scarborough, Ontario, Barrington Walker, the New Democratic Party of Canada (NDP) candidate for Kingston and the Islands moved to the riding in 2002. Walker said he has been a supporter of the NDP since he could vote, and has been a card carrying member of the party since

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Six questions with Mark Gerretsen of the Liberal Party of Canada

Mark Gerretsen is the current MP and Liberal Party of Canada candidate for Kingston and the Islands for the 2019 federal election. Born at Kingston General Hospital, Gerretsen has been “fortunate enough to live here” his entire life. Gerretsen attended his first Liberal convention when his father, John Gerretsen, ran

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Six questions with Candice Christmas of the Green Party of Canada

Candice Marie Christmas (nee Krumreich) is the Federal Green Party Candidate for Kingston and The Islands. She grew up in Lachine, a suburb of Montreal, and prides herself on being fully bilingual. She met her now-husband in the Thousand Islands and moved to Kingston in 1990. Christmas has been a

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Get to know your 2018 to 2022 council: Mayor Bryan Paterson

  Editor’s note: With the new Kingston City Council beginning its term of office on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, we thought it would be a great time to catch up with the new and newly-re-elected members of council so that we could share a bit more about the 13 people

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Get to know your 2018 to 2022 council: Councillor Simon Chapelle

  Editor’s note: With the new Kingston City Council beginning its term of office on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, we thought it would be a great time to catch up with the new and newly-re-elected members of council so that we could share a bit more about the 13 people

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Get to know your 2018 to 2022 council: Councillor Lisa Osanic

  Editor’s note: With the new Kingston City Council beginning its term of office on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, we thought it would be a great time to catch up with the new and newly-re-elected members of council so that we could share a bit more about the 13 people

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Get to know your 2018 to 2022 council: Councillor Ryan Boehme

Editor’s note: With the new Kingston City Council beginning its term of office on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, we thought it would be a great time to catch up with the new and newly-re-elected members of council so that we could share a bit more about the 13 people who’ll

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Paterson: The electorate has spoken very clearly… but ultimately it will be up to the councillors

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2018, the majority of Kingstonians voted in favour of moving to a ranked ballot in the next municipal election – but there is just one issue with that. Despite the fact that 62.93 per cent of the voters in Kingston voted ‘yes’ on the referendum question

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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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