For those interested in mayors and mayoral elections, Fall 2018 was what we’d call a JACKPOT.
Over the span of three weeks, there were more than 1000 municipal elections across seven Canadian provinces and territories:
- Northwest Territories - October 15, 2018
- Yukon - October 18, 2018
- British Columbia - October 20, 2018
- Ontario - October 22, 2018
- Saskatchewan (rural only) - October 24, 2018
- Manitoba - October 24, 2018
- Prince Edward Island - November 5, 2018
Mayoral elections tend to be particularly interesting. Mayoral candidates often put forward big visions for their cities. In their campaigns, they (should) speak about the issues that are top of mind for people in their communities. In selecting a mayor, communities express themselves: what they value in leadership; what issues and ideas resonate and gain support at a particular point in time; what kind of community they want to be.
We were following mayoral races across the country, as a window into Canada’s cities at this moment in time. Check out the candidates who ran in Toronto, Vancouver, Yellowknife, Whitehorse, Surrey, London, Charlottetown, Winnipeg, and Thunder Bay to find out what they were all about, and what they want to see for the future of their cities.
*** NOTE: Now that election season is over for this year, this section of the website will be transitioning into something shiny and new on December 1, 2018. Stay tuned!