Valcour’s Views – October 2018

Originally published October 16, 2018 in eNews
By Alexandra Valcour

It is that time again – time to make your voice heard.

On October 22nd as citizens, business owners, employees and employers, we are all being asked to get out there and cast a ballot for Mayor, Regional Chair, City Council and School Board Trustees. We have done our best to offer our members opportunities for information gathering. We started with a Regional Chair Forum. This event was a great success, and was organized jointly with the other Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade in the area. It was recorded by Rogers TV and you can view the entire forum at this here. We also just offered a Councillor Forum and Mayoral Debate, on October 11. This was organized jointly with the Durham Region Association of Realtors. Coverage of that event was also offered by Rogers TV, and we will be posting information on the replay of that forum on our website as soon as we have it; so please keep an eye out.

Finally, earlier in the campaign process, we offered an opportunity for our members to ask questions to any/all of the candidates running in Oshawa via an online survey. After collecting those questions, we posed them to the candidates, we have compiled the answers and they are not posted online. Please visit our website. We will continue to update this page with any answers that come are received, up until October 22nd, 2018.

For Oshawa, if you still need to find what Ward you live in, or where you can vote head over the City of Oshawa’s Election website. You should be able to find answers or help at this website. It’s at these key civic moments in my life that I am reminded of the words of Edmund Burke: “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.” So, on October 22nd, get out to the polls and have your say – because a single vote may seem small, but every vote counts!

Isabelle Foley

Isabelle Foley

As Director of Member Success I strive to help members connect and get the most out of their chamber membership. I am an advocate for local businesses and passionate about spotlighting our community's success. Join the growth!


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