Posts Tagged ‘Municipal Election’

Q&A: Tom Martin

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Dal Gazette: Why would a student vote for you over any other candidate? Tom Martin: A couple of reasons. I think that the issues on my platform, especially affordable housing, safe streets, and dealing with transportation are all issues important to students. I have a fairly significant number of students working on my campaign.  To…

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Q&A: Fred Connors

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On what it means to be the Mayor: Fred Connors: It is the mayor’s job to chair council and to deliver the ambassadorship our city needs and promote the overall higher vision of our municipality to the people who live here, and hopefully the rest of the country and the world. On the city’s finances:…

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Q&A: Waye Mason

Two weeks ago, we brought you the Dawgfather. This week we’re interviewing another candidate for city council running in district seven: Dalhousie alumnus Waye Mason. Mason currently teaches music business at NSCC. He was also one of the founders of the Halifax Pop Explosion and currently serves as the chairman of the festival’s board of…

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Dal students to take to the polls

Oct. 20 will mark the first time students from outside Halifax—the majority of students at Dalhousie—will be able to vote in municipal elections. Changes to the law in 2011 clarified the eligibility of students. Anyone who is over the age of 18 and has been a resident in Halifax for at least 3 months prior…

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Q&A: The Dawgfather

The Dawgfather is running for Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) city council for South End district seven this fall and he’s counting on the student vote for support. Here is what he has to say about his platform, the future of the hotdog stand and the money he owes to the city. Dal Gazette: Why have…

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Dal student for mayor

Matthew Worona’s mayoral campaign is an oddity, and not just because of his youth. The second-year Dalhousie student says he will not be accepting donations from unions or corporations to fund his campaign. In making that decision he sets himself up against current HRM Mayor Peter Kelly, who received hundreds of donations adding up to…

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Cop and cabbie vying for mayor’s seat

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2012 election candidates stepping up   They’re two of Halifax’s mayoral hopefuls, and hypothetically they could have been out on the same night: one picking up drunks, and the other locking them up. Retired police officer Tom Martin has stepped into the political arena, announcing his intent to take Halifax mayor Peter Kelly’s spot. In…

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The Dawgfather tackles city council

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Local vendor and human rights activist weighs in on the rights of students   The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines democracy as: “a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections.” Here in Halifax, we have…

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