There's been a disturbing lack of opportunities to engage candidates


I have been disturbed by the lack of opportunities to engage with our candidates in the upcoming municipal election.

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Apart from a tiny number of vested interest group events and an equally tiny number of opportunities at town hall events open to all, our connection to candidates has been limited to either seeing their election signs on lawns or reading comments on social media.

The few town hall events had either the requirement of pre-vetted questions or grossly inadequate time limits for all the deserving subject line enquiries that affect us in our community.

Being that our local municipal government is the closest democratic institution to us that we can engage in, this is at the least disheartening, and at the most, worthy of our cynicism.

A. Maxwell

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