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2014-08-27 at 23:31

Ian Convey joins at-large race

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By Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com

Thunder Bay’s at-large race has grown to 17.

Ian Convey put his name forward on Wednesday, two full months ahead of the Oct. 27 municipal election.

He’ll be seeking one of five at-large spots.

A total of 41 candidates have filed their nomination papers, including four mayoralty hopefuls. The deadline to file is Sept. 12.

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Bob Roberts says:
Breaking news, over 1/2 of the population of Thunder Bay about to throw their hats into the upcoming election race in every category. Its rumoured Rob Ford is considering to file before the Sept 12 th deadline in Thunder Bay as well.
8/28/2014 10:34:26 AM
mystified says:
Get out and vote, tell everyone that it matters. Nows your chance to bring about the changes you have been flogging since the last election. Don't be recycling the bodies that have been there for a term, past or present. There are lots of candidates to choose from. Very few people are happy with the present councils management of the city. If you don't get out to vote, don't be clogging up this news site with you whining.
8/28/2014 1:53:33 PM
signman says:
I hope all the new candidates do a good job informing the public who they are and what their platform is.

I am particularly interested to hear their stance on the following.

1. Our high rate of taxation.
2. The poor condition of our roads.
3. The infrastructure that needs millions in upgrades. ( sewers and drainage)
4. The increasing crime. ( Murder capital of Canada?)
5. A present council that seems to do much of their planning behind closed doors like the wind farm,the sale of Municipal Golf Course, and Waterfront agreements.
6. Their unwillingness to give the public a vote on the proposed $100 million dollar Event Centre, regardless of their own opinion.

Ian I believe these are some of the main issues that voters are most anxious about.
8/28/2014 4:20:17 PM
Shane Caker says:
Nobody cares what you're "particularly interested" in. Just get out and vote dude.
8/28/2014 10:56:20 PM
Royalflush says:
You are wrong again "shane caker". There are a multitude of people interested in what Mr. Signman has to say, as you can usually see by tne # of agrees he gets. You have 5, signman has 50. I believe it is perhaps that nobody really cares what you have to say, or are interested in.
8/30/2014 1:27:10 AM
advocate says:
I cannot believe how poor of a job many candidates are doing at getting their name out and telling us what their stances are. Yes, some have been very vocal. But many have been like ghosts.

There is really no excuse. There is facebook, many news sites, and the whole web.

8/28/2014 6:39:37 PM
dynamiter says:
Ray Signman is correct in this instance for once. If somebody wants to get elected (even if its the mayor) - simply state that if elected I would do anything that I can to force a plebiscite on the event center location (or even if we need to have one built now). If somebody pushes them on the precise wording - state that that would need to be negotiated and legally acceptable. That person will probably be elected. What they do once elected - well we all know that elected officials make promises and then break them. So Que sera sera - but state something - anything - and be specific - separate yourself from the bunch of people who are running simply on name recognition. State your position if you are not part of the status quo or you will lose.
8/29/2014 7:45:30 PM
prismacolor says:
"simply state that if elected I would do anything that I can to force a plebiscite on the event center location (or even if we need to have one built now)"

I really don't think this issue is as important as it's made out to be on this site. I suspect the proportion of those who want a plebiscite among frequent commenters on this site is much higher than the population at large. I can't name a single person among my social that is 1. against the event centre in its proposed location and 2. interested in a plebiscite.

Don't assume your opinion speaks for the masses. Any candidate that states they're against the event centre or -- even worse -- want it in Innova Park loses my vote right away.
8/31/2014 9:38:05 AM
unknowncronik says:
O how the promises will start flying around this town soon enough...

Start flinging!!
8/29/2014 7:28:24 AM
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