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Where Are All the Candidates?


I have lived in the Municipality of Meaford for ten years. This will be my third municipal election in the area. Not once other than this year has a candidate come to my door campaigning. This year so far the only candidate who did come was my neighbour.

As I understand there is roughly a 50-50 split in the population of Meaford between urban Meaford and the surrounding rural areas. My neighbourhood contributes quite a significant amount of taxes relative to the density of the area yet not once has a candidate been out to talk about the issues prior to an election.

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Concern About Electronic Voting Participation

Dear Editor,

I am hearing about people who will not vote because they can not cope with the new system, so I asked what to do.

Candidates David Long and Jim MacPherson have said they will help anyone who does not want or can not, work the new system. I am assuming the rest will help too if someone calls.

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Boutique Hotel Issue Will be Back Before Council September 10


If you’ve been following along with the saga of the 'Boutique Hotel' proposed for Boucher St. W. and Stephen Vance’s most recent article you’ll know that the discussion reached an impasse at the last council meeting on July 23 and has been deferred until the upcoming meeting on September 10.

This will be an excellent opportunity to find out for yourself which of our council members truly value the rights of residents and businesses in the municipality and which ones do not.

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