Municipal BWG Candidates 2018

UPDATE Friday, October 12th, 2018, 2pm:

As advocates for the business community and due to member interest, we have offered all of the Candidates the opportunity to comment on this popular issue. All replies received have been posted. There will be no further updates or additions. Received replies can be found in line with each Candidates profiles below.
“In regards to the “Municipal Home Occupations Provisions” proposal, specifically in reference to home based businesses, what do you endorse, would you remove and what would you add to the current proposal?”

All of your Candidates for Bradford West Gwillimbury Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councillors and School Board Trustees have been posted by the Town of BWG:
LIST OF ALL CANDIDATES

Candidates will be added as we receive their information by order of submissions received and grouped by role. The biographies below are submitted by the candidates and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or leanings of the Bradford Board Of Trade, its Board or Membership. The Bradford Board Of Trade is proud to fairly present all election related material and that of the candidates in a nonpartisan format.

Thank you to all the Ward, Mayoral and Deputy Mayoral candidates for participating in our Meet The Candidate event.

We are so proud of offering the community an opportunity to talk directly with candidates and in order to be the most efficient with such a large number of registered candidates, we focused on ward councillors only for the meet n greet and Mayoral and Deputy Mayoral for the formal discussion.

For the complete list of those running, including the School Board trustees, please see below.

BWG Town Council Candidates

Mayoral Candidates

Rob Keffer

Rob Keffer

Mayoral Candidate (Incumbent)

I have been a resident of Bradford West Gwillimbury for 61 years, and have been involved in volunteer roles throughout my life, representing my community to protect our environment and improve our Town. I am running for re-election as Mayor of Bradford West Gwillimbury.

I have had 8 years of political experience, first as Deputy Mayor and then as your Mayor, for the last 4 years. I have been pleased with the progress in our Town – new parks, trails and tree plantings, new road and street reconstruction, Downtown improvements and working to keep the taxes low, while being a transparent, accountable and responsive Mayor.

There is more to do. I will continue to work for the Hwy 400/404 Link, to improve transit and traffic flow, improve Town facilities, and continue to listen to residents. That is why I want to be your Mayor.

www.RobKeffer.ca

robkeffer4mayor@gmail.com
905-716-5670

Home Based Business Zoning Bylaw:

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the issue of Home Based businesses.  The Zoning By-law that was put in place in 2010 had some restrictions that were not friendly to home based businesses, and I am committed to working to get a zoning by-law that encourages and helps small business.

The hours of operation mustn’t be so rigid that they hurt the business.  If we have noise provisions in place, do we really need to set hours of operation in the by-law?

Other provisions will be allowed to allow pick ups and deliveries to occur.  We will allow accessory buildings and property to be part of the business.

Council needs to adopt standards that allow home-based businesses to thrive and continue to be a valued component of our community

Thanks,

Rob Keffer

Pat Roberege

Pat Roberege

Mayoral Candidate

Has dropped out of the race for Mayor: Article
*Please note: Pat Roberege will still appear on the ballot.

Deputy Mayoral Candidates

James Leduc

James Leduc

Deputy Mayoral Candidate (Incumbent)

I am running for Deputy Mayor to continue to deliver on the promises made (and kept).  Simply put?  I want to keep the momentum and traction going.  We have made a lot of progress, and in a great position to continue our track record, with full understanding of the needs of our growing/evolving community.

The experience gained in last term has been invaluable to me.  I sit at several county and municipal decision – making tables on your behalf.  I understand the history, the mandate and the issues at hand.  I am comfortable challenging decisions that are not fiscally responsible, or are not in the best collective interest of our community.

I have a personal vested interest in making sure BWG continues to be a thriving place to live, play and work.  My commitment to you, will be to continue building an even better Bradford.  Thank you.

Home Based Business Zoning Bylaw:

Thank you for the question, I want to start off by saying I fully endorse Home Based Business and want them to thrive and succeed in our community. Small Business is the back bone of the Canadian economy. The bylaw changes will improve the opportunities for more Home Based Businesses to operate in our neighbourhoods. We will come up with the right balance between businesses and resident to reside in the same community. I look forward to one day seeing the next billion dollar business that was create in Bradford West Gwillimbury. We will listen to all concerns from business owners and residents alike to achieve the proper bylaw.  We will take the ideas of all including looking at operating times, pick up and drop off and number of occupants at one time or over a day, so that we do not impact a Home Based business from being successful. The Council of the day I hope will help people succeed and create new opportunities for home based businesses and residents alike.

Thank you for the opportunity to speak on this very important issue.
Iftikhar Ahmad

Iftikhar Ahmad

Deputy Mayoral Candidate

Simply, I love the people of this town. The people of Bradford gave me a home for my family, my business and my community. Now it is time to give back to those people and this town.

Bradford is at a critical juncture, determining how to manage its monumental growth and whether to amalgamate with surrounding areas. I want to represent the needs of the people of Bradford on a more diverse town council; one that works in a more modernized fashion to deal with a modernized world. I want BWG to embrace evolution without forgetting the past.

Bradford’s ongoing, drastic changes require a new kind of Deputy Mayor; one who offers greater accessibility and broader awareness of community issues. Why am I running? Because, I can fulfill all of the needs I have described here. I hope I’ll have your support in building a better Bradford, together.

www.voteiftikhar.ca

(416) 671-3861

Home Based Business Zoning Bylaw:

I think what we saw was a major communications breakdown between the council/researchers and the people these regulations would most affect. The 7 PM Curfew, the five-visitor limitation, the ban on pickups…these are all regulations that should shut down large segments of our home business community (and our buy & sell community) and the research should have been more reflective of that. The implementation of those regulations would strike a major blow to our local economy, to what I consider an unacceptable degree.

I don’t believe limiting local business is the way forward. I do believe there’s a value to regulation as safety and security go, but trying to enforce impossible prohibitions will only lead to the creation of a black market. Implementing regulation and then creating economic incentives for store-front businesses is the way I’d urge the council to go.

Ward 1

David Lontini

David Lontini

Ward 1 Councillor Candidate

Why be a councillor? It’s an important question – not all candidates run for the same reasons or view the role the same way. I see this role as a natural progression from my past volunteer & professional work. Community involvement is something I value deeply.  I have 3 young children and I want to have an active role in shaping the future of their town, while showing them the importance of being actively involved. As Councillor, I would be in a position where I would have the most direct impact on people’s everyday lives. I would be able to connect people, businesses, and community groups together so they can share their strengths & knowledge.  It isn’t about the title, or the wage for me. It’s about what I see as taking the next step in community building, leveraging the professional and volunteer experience I have & bringing a new perspective to the table.

647.892.9516
davidlontini.com
teamlontini@gmail.com
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Raj Sandhu

Raj Sandhu

Ward 1 Councillor Candidate (Incumbent)

As a resident of Bradford West Gwillimbury since 1989, I appreciate it as a great town to live in & raise a family. Having volunteered on various boards & organizations for many years, I have a proven track record of giving back.

I am humbled to represent the residents of Ward 1 as their councillor since 2010. Together, we have enhanced traffic enforcement, introduced new parks, opened West Park/Miller Park, enhanced BWG transit, approved senior housing & have made progress with the push for the hwy 400/404 link.

I am proud of the progress made, but there is more to do. I am seeking re-election so I can continue to push for issues that matter, all while being fiscally responsible with residents dollars. We need enhanced services from the county for waste/yard pick up, push for hwy 400/404 link to alleviate the traffic gridlock & addition enforcement for safer streets.

www.sandhuraj.com
Cell: 289 980 0140
raj@sandhuraj.com
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Home Based Business Zoning Bylaw:

Council launched this process to expand permissions for home based businesses on Oct 18, 2016 due to inquiries from residents in regards to permissions related to outdoor swim lessons and music lessons operating as home businesses. Furthermore on May 17, 2017 council directed staff to initiate the review of Zoning By-Law which may broaden the choice of home based businesses. Oct 2nd, 2018 public meeting was result of that direction where staff brought forward their recommendations for public and council to provide input which would be considered when this matter comes before council in 2019. It is my position that council needs to adopt standards that allow home businesses to thrive and continue to be a valued component of our community therefore I fully support the principle of home based businesses. I always listen to residents comments prior to forming an opinion which is why we have public meetings. As I stated during the public meeting I don’t support the 7pm closing restriction among others such as pick ups, number of clients allowed per visit etc. If elected I will keep all comments in mind submitted by residents throughout the process prior to voting on this matter.

Aftab Hussain

Aftab Hussain

Ward 1 Councillor Candidate

Bradford W G is very beautiful town and due to its strategic importance, I moved to this town in 2012. BWG grew very fast in last 6 years. Due to its rapid growth in the housing sector and other economic development activities, there is lot of pressure on municipal management resources. I have observed that residents of BWG are facing many issues, which are not addressed properly by municipality.

  1. Cleaning/weeds along the roads and municipal properties.
  2. Roads condition and safety.
  3. Garbage bag limits.
  4. Yard waste collection delay.
  5. Higher taxes.
  6. Parking space issue for commuters.
  7. Regulating the new constructions.
  8. Improving existent parks & creating new recreational facilities.

Bradford WG is a great place to live but it needs honest, dedicated and visionary leadership to make it even better, safer and beautiful town. Please vote for me to make BWG great again.

(416) 241-7378
Dave Wood

Dave Wood

Ward 1 Councillor Candidate

I’ve been a resident of BWG for over 10 years. I’ve witnessed our record growth and with that, recognize the potential we have to be a community that leads by example. I’ve also noticed the lack of progress in areas such as infrastructure, waste removal, and environmental initiatives.   Many career politicians, at all levels of government, have put their own personal and financial agendas ahead of the well-being of their constituents. I’m not a career politician and I’ve never aspired to be one, but I do believe it’s time for non-politicians who want to contribute, to get involved and listen to the concerns of our citizens. I will support initiatives that are in the best interest of the community and be accessible to all residents of Ward 1. If you’d like to see a cleaner, more efficient Bradford, please vote for me in this election.

Phone: +1-249-888-9070

Home Based Business Zoning Bylaw:

As a person who has run a home based business for many years, I believe they’re a key factor in keeping Canada’s economy strong. I want Bradford’s bylaws to help local businesses. Most of the proposed changes make sense and will help businesses in town to thrive. The main problems I see with the proposal are: a) limiting visitor hours to between 9AM and 7PM, and b) the prohibition on customer pick-ups. When elected to council, I will support amending the bylaw to allow visitors between 8AM and 9PM. I also believe it would be reasonable to allow pick-ups with the same customer limits applied to other home based business types, with a maximum of 5 people per hour, and no more than a total of 20 over a consecutive 24 hour period. The goal is allow businesses to thrive, while minimizing disruption to other residents.

Ward 2

Gary Baynes

Gary Baynes

Ward 2 Councillor Candidate (Incumbent)

BWG has undergone substantial growth and many other changes over the years, but BWG is still a great place to live.
I ran for Council in 2014 because I wanted to give back to the community I love.  I felt that with my business experience in Information Technology, my focus on reducing one-time and on-going costs, and my collaborative style, would all help me be an effective Councillor.
I worked hard as a Councillor this term, and if re-elected, I will work just as hard as there are still a number of issues, challenges, and opportunities ahead of Council and BWG.
One of the biggest challenges facing the new Council will be to improve traffic flow into, through, out of, and/or around Bradford.  We must continue to push hard for the Hwy 400-404 Connecting Link, further co-ordinate Holland Street traffic lights, and look for other ways to alleviate traffic congestion.

Home Based Business Zoning Bylaw:

The purpose of a Public Meeting is to get feedback from residents, Business owners and Councillors regarding the initial draft of a Staff Report.  There are always 2+ weeks (much more time in this case) between Council seeing an initial draft and later seeing a final draft that is then voted on.  This gives time for further analysis and contemplation, and to make any required revisions.

To clarify a misunderstanding that is out there, nothing has been decided or approved or voted on yet.

I stated at the recent Council Meeting that the times should definitely be expanded to 9 to 9 from 9 to 7.

The other two parts that need changing, in my opinion, would be to a) allow clients to pick up what they ordered and b) re-examine the maximum number of concurrent clients.

We will get this to work for Home Occupations in BWG.  We have to!

Brian Carruthers

Brian Carruthers

Ward 2 Councillor Candidate

I am a Professional Engineer, and have been a resident of BWG since 1998, and was raised in the local farming community of Queensville. I feel it’s time to get involved, to contribute and influence the decision making and planning for our great town. I believe the key issues facing BWG at this time are:

  • Tax increases:
    We must eliminate any opportunity to waste tax dollars, and subsequently implement a process of continuous improvement in order to identify and create further efficiencies in service delivery. Collaboration and an environment of cooperation is the key to such initiatives.
  • Traffic congestion:
    There are internal and external issues and barriers to be dealt with. Bold stepsare required on both fronts, and once again collaboration and cooperation internally and externally are required.
  • Responsible growth:
    There needs to be a review of what is considered responsible, and subsequent guidelines controls and enforcement.

carruthers.ward2bwg@gmail.com
905-261-6414
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Ward 3

Bruce Davis

Bruce Davis

Ward 3 Councillor Candidate

The reason I have chosen to run for Bradford West Gwillimbury Council is that I have a strong vested interest in this community. I personally have been in and around this area for 50 plus years. I have been working here for over 40 years keeping our citizens safe, and wish to continue to keep their best interests paramount.

There is a lot of rapid, necessary growth in our Town, and required supporting services. I believe that must be handled responsibly in a controlled, well planned fashion. An affordable fashion. Traffic congestion is one of the biggest problems in our Town. This must urgently be addressed. Yet while we have problems to deal with, the taxes are too high. We must find a way to address this problem in the same urgent way.

Residents have not always had their concerns heard and adequately dealt with. That cannot happen. You all need to be heard, especially in Ward 3.

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Home Based Business Zoning Bylaw:

Firstly I would like to have the two items heard separately not lumped together in discussions and that we have an opportunity to hear from all concerned residents on these important matters.
With regard to yard setbacks for Central Air Conditioning Units:
I believe that all residents have the right to enjoy their homes and yards  I believe that we must apply a setback however small, to ensure no property line disputes.  I also believe that we should work with developers and installers to ensure common sense placements of such units not only in design layout but aftermarket installations. There should also be application of a nuisance noise bylaw for extreme situations.
With regard to Home Occupations:
I believe that home occupations should be allowed with proper consideration being given to all current uses, inspections for all, hours of operation being likened to retail settings, parking, and adequate dispute resolution being a proper nuisance bylaw provision.
Gary Lamb

Gary Lamb

Ward 3 Councillor Candidate (Incumbent)

I am running for re-election for Ward 3 because I believe that Council needs experience and an independent voice. Ward 3 is unique because of its rural and urban blend. The highland farms and the marsh farming community produce our food and their right to farm needs to be protected. Roads have had a tremendous boost in our ward…….more needs to be done. The new urban communities have needs…..they need to be recognized. The new official plan recognizes that the current urban boundaries are sufficient to accommodate growth and jobs. I bring experience to the table from many current and past council roles…..fire, library board, Holland Marsh board, police, traffic safety, conservation, building committees, finance etc..We need to ensure that the current growth does not destroy our sense of community but makes our town better. I ask for your support.

Email: ggary009@sympatico.ca
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Marion Fischer

Marion Fischer

Ward 3 Councillor Candidate

I am running as I have over 30 years real estate experience finishing my career with Vivian’s award winning office in Richmond Hill Royal LePage- your community realtor. I am also 81 years old mature woman. I remember the corn fields besides an unpaved Bayview working. At one point in my career I was a executive secretary to professor George Sinclair at his communications factory and I had top secret government clearance. Looking forward to seeing you and responding to any questions and concerns you might have. I live in a rent geared co-op and my current earnings qualify me for food bank usage even though I am relatively new to Bradford West Gwillimbury. I am extremely fast learner. I will donate part of my salary to charity. As I love my handicapped equipped apartment. Vote for me in ward three.

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Shah Malik

Shah Malik

Ward 3 Councillor Candidate

(647) 400-0809

Ward 4

Rick Turner

Rick Turner

Ward 4 Councillor Candidate

I was born in Bradford and attended Bradford Public School in the 1980s.  I graduated Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Commerce in 2003.  After living in Toronto for several years, my wife Andrea and I, decided it was time to move and chose Bradford as a place to settle and raise our young family because of its reputation as a safe and growing community.

I am running because I proudly live in Ward 4 and see the challenges residents in our ward face. From traffic and safety concerns, to the need for responsible development to reduce our tax burden, I have a true understanding of what my neighbours and I need and want with council. I want to be the voice for ward 4, and will work hard to advocate for ward 4 residents!

(416) 903-7336
rickturner25@gmail.com
www.voterickturner.ca
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Home Based Business Zoning Bylaw:

I will stand up for home-based business, and work to help foster their growth.  As someone who works for a small business, I understand the challenges that have been presented over the last decade.  We need to help small business, especially home-based businesses by not putting up more red tape and restrictions, while still balancing the safety and concerns of the residents of the community.  With the explosive growth of the internet and the ability to market and sell online, much of the future growth of new and innovative businesses will be based out of the home.  We need to encourage, not hinder, the ability for our residents to succeed.  The staff report presented at the last council meeting would need a major overhaul if I were to vote in favour of the proposed changes.  Let’s work together, to grow Bradford West-Gwillimbury, not slow it down.

Ron Orr

Ron Orr

Ward 4 Councillor Candidate (Incumbent)

Four years ago, I was encouraged to run for Town Council. They said the town was growing too quickly and taxes were rising too much. People reached out and said, “Ron, you had success in business across Canada, we need your financial know-how looking after our tax dollars”. I ran and was honoured to be elected.

We worked hard as a Town Council and we worked well together. Our collaborative approach worked—we kept taxes lower than previous terms, rooted out waste, attracted new jobs and businesses, are building seniors housing, and improved our parks and recreation facilities.
There’s more to do, particularly working to fix traffic issues, but I’m proud of the progress we’ve made.
I’m running again because I believe my business experience, my ability to work well with my colleagues, and my proven leadership to help you will serve our ward well for another four years.
For more information, please visit www.ronorrbwg.ca.

Home Based Business Zoning Bylaw:

To start off I want to state that I am pro small business. This council wanted to update the bylaws for small business. The open meeting was just the starting point to allow us to hear from small business owners. There was nothing decided that night.

We need to hear from you so that the next term of council can make a well informed decision.
Ron Orr
Carl Hordyk

Carl Hordyk

Ward 4 Councillor Candidate

I am running for Council because I want to be the Voice for the Residents of Ward 4 and all the people who call BWG home. I am passionate about BWG. I want to be part of the team that moves our Town forward. I want to be involved and have a voice in attracting new businesses to BWG so our residents can live, work and play right in their town. I would like to see more Affordable Seniors Housing for BWG and promise to work hard to see that becomes a reality. Tough decisions will have to be made. I am the person who will ensure that each decision benefits as many residents as possible. I have no fear in voicing my opinion and speaking up. My promise to the residents of Ward 4 and the entire Town of BWG is I will work hard and make a difference!!

Email: chordyk@rogers.com

Cell: 705-715-6024

Ward 5

Peter Ferragine

Peter Ferragine

Ward 5 Councillor Candidate (Incumbent)

‘I was born and raised in Bradford West Gwillimbury. I have lived in, worked in and supported this community my entire life.

Over the past 4 years I feel that I have brought a lot to our local government. My experience in business, customer service, agriculture and my passion for Bradford has made me a strong voice on council. Many Rural and Urban Roads have been repaired or replaced. Tax increases have been the lowest in years. Many senior housing projects have commenced and will be ready soon.

Promises I made from the previous election have been kept, but there’s still more we can do.

If re-elected I will continue to advocate for the 400-404 bypass. I will fight for affordable housing options. I will work on reducing traffic congestion. Above all else, I will listen to and address your concerns.  Let’s do what is best for this community, the town we call home.’

www.VoteForPeter2018.com
905-716-3177
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Munawar Chudary

Munawar Chudary

Ward 5 Councillor Candidate

WARD 5 is the biggest and an important Ward of BWG with a mix of strong Urban, Rural and Farming community. Ward 5 yet needs to be heard and needs A STRONG VOICE to represent us in the rapidly growing community of BWG.

I will provide a strong, dedicated and passionate Councillor to Ward 5, who will reach out to all Constituents at their DOORSTEP and make sure their voice is STRONG and ALL CONCERNS ARE HEARD. I am a strong believer of SERVANT LEADERSHIP — I believed that a leader of people is their servant.

It would be a privilege for me to protect your best interests at BWG Council. I have proven record of my 9+ consecutive years as a dedicated Community volunteer and Community builder (Civic Award Winner). I was, and will remain, tireless for Ward 5 & Town of BWG.

For my Clear Road Map for A STRONG WARD 5 and my volunteer services, please visit:

www.munawarchudary.com
munawarc@hotmail.com
416-712-4779 or 1-855-786-4294
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Ward 6

Lisa Hawkins

Lisa Hawkins

Ward 6 Councillor Candidate

My family and I have lived in Bradford, in beautiful ward 6 for the past 25 years.

I am running for Municipal Council, because I am passionately committed to protect and uphold our quality of life, community safety, ecological and heritage preservation in Bradford. Like so many families in Bradford, I have raised my children here and stood shoulder to shoulder with you as a soccer and hockey mom, a new university mom, a business woman , a volunteer and an active participant in our ever growing community. With great progress comes great discomfort, and I am dedicated to being part of the solution in Bradford as your Voice on Council. In the words of Henry Ford, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

I believe That Bradford Council will flourish with the inclusion of a strong, qualified woman.
Truly, how can anything be about us, without us?

lisaghawkins@gmail.com
647-986-0528
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Home Based Business Zoning Bylaw:

I have been very vocal  on social media and in person with residents since the October 2nd Home Occupation Provisions Proposal was introduced at council. I do not support hyper regulation of Home business practitioners. Not only is it unfeasible for the Town to administer or enforce this vast encumbrance of 47 pages of rules and regulations, I believe many of the articles listed are unnecessary and an egregious infringement on law abiding citizens who are trying to pay the mortgage and feed their families.
Having said that, this proposal has had the most amazing incidental effect of igniting the passion and involvement of residents! I am so inspired and thrilled to see our community rising up for what we believe in, as this is exactly the way we need to partner with our local government.
We are seeing democracy at work here in Bradford, and i feel empowered and hopeful that together we will create new bylaws that are by the people, for the people and with the people!
Thank you residents of Bradford ,I can hardly wait to get started
Mark Contois

Mark Contois

Ward 6 Councillor Candidate (Incumbent)

I have been a councillor in BWG for 8 years. In the 20 years I have resided here I have mentored many young people who I have witnessed grow into productive adults in our community.

 As your Councillor I have sat on many committees including facilities, trails, downtown revitalization, fire and emergency.  I am proud of our council’s achievements which include the new library, leisure centre, trails master plan, employment lands, downtown revitalization, alternative seniors living, improving roads, new parks, responsible taxation and increasing the number of firefighters for community safety.

I am seeking re-election to give the residents a voice on council and finish what we started, the 400-404 link, the 400 employment lands and the 5th line interchange and I would like to offer my professional experience while building our new fire hall.

(905) 778-1212

Ward 7

Peter Dykie Jr.

Peter Dykie Jr.

Ward 7 Councillor Candidate (Incumbent)

I am running for re-election of Ward 7 because I am dedicated to having a continued voice for the residents of BWG. One of my top priorities is residential safety, which I believe can be improved through various traffic calming measures. Another one of my interests lie within the senior community, as I believe more senior housing options and affordable taxes are necessary for these individuals to remain comfortable in a growing municipality.

In ward 7, I wish to continue to upgrade the mature infrastructure (roads, sidewalks and curbs) and parks. Furthermore, I will continue to keep a strong eye on taxes to ensure affordability. I believe that electing a knowledgeable counsellor with a strong experiential voice, is imperative to continue the growth of our beautiful town. If re-elected, it would be a great honour to continue to serve the residents of Ward 7. “Smart Choices for Proven Results!”

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Home Based Business Zoning Bylaw:

Having started my business at home at the age of 18, I am in full support of home-based businesses. In today’s economy, it is a good option for people to create opportunities and eventually rent a commercial space as their business flourishes. My business, Bradford Jewellery by Peter Dykie, is a perfect example of this. After over 30 years of business, I began home-operated. I believe everyone deserves a fair start to a business. Home-based businesses and neighbours should forward all information to the Town of Bradford, so it can be analyzed effectively to create a fair decision.  I believe that insurance should be considered, the hours of operation should be more flexible and proper parking should be implemented so it does not affect fellow neighbours. I believe it is important to research other municipalities, take our time and do it right!

Dave Minnema

Dave Minnema

Ward 7 Councillor Candidate

I have lived in Bradford and in Ward 7 for 26 years, I am Happily married for over 33 years to my wife Ada and we have raised our family here. We have 4 adult children, 1 grandchild, Riley, she is 3 years old,  and 2 more on the way.

The reason I have chosen to run in Ward 7 is I believe our Ward lacks the representation it needs on council, It needed a challenger to what has become the status quo. The most common concern from constituents is that things are not being addressed in our Ward. Issues need to be addressed quickly and efficiently. This Ward will not look after itself, it needs ACTIVE representation.

Thats why I’m running for Ward 7, Vote for Change, Vote for Dave Minnema,

I live in this community, I care about this community and I believe that Ward 7 residents expect better.

David Minnema
905-392-9600
daveminnema@gmail.com
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Home Based Business Zoning Bylaw:

I am a firm supporter of home based businesses as I have run one out of my house for over 23 years. The town should remember the economic benefits to the community and the support given to local sports groups by these entrepreneurs . For the most part home based businesses are to supplement income for families that are trying to make ends meet. As a local home based business I always keep my neighbors happiness in the forefront to prevent any issues. If every one did this I believe this issue would disappear.

Dave Minnema

BWG School Trustee Candidates

English Public School Trustee Candidates

Debbie Connors

Debbie Connors

English Public School Trustee Candidate

(905) 836-8815
Donna Dasilva

Donna Dasilva

English Public School Trustee Candidate

dawnabelieveucan@gmail.com

English Separate School Trustee (Acclaimed)

Jeanny Salmon

Jeanny Salmon

English Separate School Trustee (Acclaimed)

(905) 778-9836

French Public School Trustee Candidates

Guy Belcourt

Guy Belcourt

French Public School Trustee Candidate

(705) 549-3877
Saveria Caruso

Saveria Caruso

French Public School Trustee Candidate

(705) 733-5244
Eric Lapointe

Eric Lapointe

French Public School Trustee Candidate

(705) 241-8909

French Separate School Trustee Candidates

Ryan Malenfant

Ryan Malenfant

French Separate School Trustee Candidate

Claire Thibideau

Claire Thibideau

French Separate School Trustee Candidate

(705) 309-7295