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Halton Region asks Federal election candidates to share their position on important issues

Sep 12, 2019
β€œThe topics we outlined in our questionnaire are issues of importance for Regional Council and those living in Halton. Halton advocates to the Federal government for legislative and funding changes to help preserve the high quality of life in our region. By sharing their responses with us, local Federal election candidates will help the community learn how their platforms align with resident priorities for our future.”
β€” Gary Carr, Halton Regional Chair

Halton Region asks Federal election candidates to share their position on important issues

Sep 12, 2019

On September 12, Halton Region sent a questionnaire to all Federal election candidates running in its local ridings, asking them to share their positions on five key issues. To help the community make an informed decision on October 21, the Region will post responses on halton.ca as it receives them.

“The topics we outlined in our questionnaire are issues of importance for Regional Council and those living in Halton,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr. “Halton advocates to the Federal government for legislative and funding changes to help preserve the high quality of life in our region. By sharing their responses with us, local Federal election candidates will help the community learn how their platforms align with resident priorities for our future.”

The Region’s questionnaire asked Federal election candidates in the ridings of Burlington, Milton, Oakville, Oakville North-Burlington and Wellington-Halton Hills about the following issues:

  • investing in roads and infrastructure;
  • confirming Regional and Provincial regulatory roles in the proposed CN truck-rail hub;
  • addressing climate change and supporting community resilience;
  • delivering universal access to broadband internet; and
  • supporting safe, affordable and accessible government-assisted housing.

The questionnaire also asked if the candidates would vote against their party if necessary to reflect the best interests of Halton residents. To learn more about each issue and view candidate responses as they become available, please visit the Federal election page on halton.ca.

For information about the Federal election, such as riding details and voting locations, please visit elections.ca (external link).

The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 580,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; paramedic services; waste management; public health; social assistance; children’s and seniors’ services; housing services; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, call 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at halton.ca.

Media Contact:
Robert  Hunter
Communications Specialist
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905-825-6000, ext.7064
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