After vetting the answers given at the Labour Café event held in September, the North Bay and District Labour Council says it is pleased to support the following candidates for North Bay City Council:
- Maggie Horsfield
- Scott Kile
- Jamie Lowery
- Justine Mallah
- Lana Mitchell
- Michael Taylor
The candidates were chosen by the council executive and community members. According to Labour Council President Henri Giroux, "We wanted to let people know who we think are progressive candidates that we believe can be trusted. We also know that incumbents have an advantage in all campaigns and wanted to encourage people to look at newer names."
During the Café, candidates responded to questions about privatization, climate action, the housing crisis, equity, transparency, and labour issues.
"These six candidates had different answers and different ideas, but they put the community first. We are looking forward to working with the whole council after the election," said Giroux.
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All three mayoral candidates sat down for individual, recorded interviews with the Labour Council on Monday. Those interviews will be posted to the Labour Council's Facebook page before polls open.
Giroux indicated the Labour Council had not yet decided which mayoral candidate — if any — to support.
There are 29 candidates vying for 10 council seats.
The municipal elections for mayor, city councillors, and school board trustees take place on October 24 and will be preceded by advance voting options and, for the first time, online voting.