To be a candidate in either the Municipal Election or Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board Election: The candidate must be Canadian Citizen at least 18 years of age at time of nomination. This campaign is taking place during extraordinary times. “I made this decision after speaking with hundreds of people over the past couple of weeks and I am very happy to have a lot of supporters,” said Riley. Premium content. We do not back down from a challenge. Todd Riley has put an end to the speculation that he will run for mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality in the upcoming elections. Shaun Lesnick, a Dist. By the time the 2020 election roles around, four years of development may make her the de facto mayoral candidate among her fellow council colleagues who may have their eye on the job. What did you do before you decided to run for office? DAVID DELANEY: What should Nova Scotia fall municipal elections be about? He is passionate about social issues such as equality, government … District 5 council candidate Shawn Lesnick addresses a Tuesday afternoon rally outside of the CBRM municipal building in downtown Sydney while several other candidates for municipal office look on. Premium content. As they share more about their platforms, their rankings may change by the time the next poll or the election is held. CBRM Council has approved the use of electronic voting (i.e. And the candidate cannot be otherwise disqualified under the Municipal Elections Act or Education Act. 902-563-5010; email election@cbrm.ns.ca NOTE: Pursuant to Section 82(1) of the Municipal Elections Act, an elector may vote once for mayor and once for councillor (and NOTE: If your voting session is interruped, you can re-access the system by telephone or the internet and complete your voting.. I am very goal-oriented, understanding that by working together for the common good of others, many achievements can be realized and obtained before situations arise that inflict at times unnecessary hardships. Also see 2008 and 2012 election results. SYDNEY — A New Waterford man anxious to vote for his preferred candidate for district 11 in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality election says he was never given the opportunity. I also had to step up my game and find a buyer when we suddenly closed back in 2018 for six weeks. The next Municipal and CSAP Elections will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020. A HALIFAX FAVOURITE Number of CBRM election candidates applauded but concerns over gender imbalance. Cape Breton Regional Municipality also referred to as CBRM, is a regional municipality in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island. My message about this campaign is very simple, but extremely important. 5 candidate in the Cape Breton Regional Municipal election in October, during the election with some of his signs that were vandalized. Six people are on the ballot for the Oct. 17 election: Cecil Clarke, Amanda McDougall, Chris Abbass, Kevin MacEachern, Archie MacKinnon and John Strasser. Q. You can provide info not included. In 1995, the government of Nova Scotia sought to reduce the number of incorporated towns and cities in the province through amalgamation. The other candidates are less known to the public and this likely contributed to their results. District 1 candidate Gordon MacDonald’s concern that each former community making up the CBRM should “at least have a playground.” District 6 candidate Barbara Beaton’s concern about affordable housing. Make a difference. The district, that includes Sydney’s populous Ashby area, was represented by the late Ray Paruch for the past 20 years. “I was looking forward to debating with Mr. Riley, but I am glad to hear he’s still running in the election and if he wins I’m sure he’ll make a great councillor,” said Abbass. In 1995, the government of Nova Scotia sought to reduce the number of incorporated towns and cities in the province through amalgamation. September 12, 2020 September 12, 2020 by Glen Murrant. NOTE: If your voting session is interruped, you can re-access the system by telephone or the internet and complete your voting.. People need viable reasons to stay here and to come here. CBRM Council has approved the use of electronic voting (i.e. Results of un-official CBRM pre-election poll. Nominations for the election of Cape Breton Regional Municipality mayor and council officially open today, but the usual process has changed, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have to attract professionals and keep those who have contributed to the growth of one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Candidates are reaching out in different ways. Esmond Blue Marshall resides in the Eskasoni First Nation. Encourage your family, friends, and especially any young people in your life who are eligible to exercise their right to vote. For more information on the upcoming municipal election - including voter registration and voting online - please visit: CBRM Election Information Page In the 2016 election, 10 of the 46 council candidates were women. Get to know your candidates. Our biggest strength/asset is our people. Other announced candidates at this point include Donald Campbell Jr., who plans to run in District 12, an area that encompasses all of Whitney Pier. What do you feel is the key challenge facing the community/region and how would you work to address it? Three women were elected to CBRM council four years ago. According to the 2006 Census of Canada, CBRM's population is 102,250. Research and decide whose ideals you support. I read with interest the Post article about municipal candidates filing complaints against the CBRM’s returning officer with the provincial Ombudsman, although the first thing that occurred to me was that a call to declare an election “null and void” would probably have more weight coming from a mayoral candidate who’s received more than 0.8% of the vote. — There are guaranteed to be at least six new faces on the Cape Breton Regional Municipality council once the dust settles after the upcoming election. Our people are our greatest resource and in order to capitalize on that we have to find the means to make our community grow and be vibrant. since March 15th). CBRM candidates RESULTS: CBRM 2020 Pre-Election POLL. Sorry you must be at least 19 years of age to consume this content. Stay up to date with candidates running for CBRM district council in October 2016. CBRM election candidates file complaint against returning officer. September 12, 2020 September 12, 2020 by Glen Murrant. Why have you chosen to run in this election campaign? When her CBRM council colleagues interfered with her appointment as Chair to a waste management committee, they learned another lesson. But even though the Oct. 17 election is still more than three months away, there is already competition for District 6 as Sydney singer-songwriter and health-care professional Barbara Beaton has thrown her hat into the ring. Elections Election Information Internet voting link: cbrm.isi.vote.com Telephone voting number: 1-877-495-0236. District 5 council candidate Shawn Lesnick addresses a Tuesday afternoon rally outside of the CBRM municipal building in downtown Sydney while several other candidates for municipal office look on. The former provincial cabinet minister and Northside MLA has been mayor since 2012. Sorry you must be at least 19 years of age to consume this content. #1 Darren Bruckschwaiger It is the second largest municipality in the province. I’ve lived here my entire life. There are guaranteed to be at least six new faces on the Cape Breton Regional Municipality council once the dust settles after the upcoming election. I’ve watched too many people leave to find enough work to provide for their families. Q. McDougall won with 24,319 votes, defeating incumbent candidate Cecil Clarke at 20,789 votes. In the 2016 election, 10 of the 46 council candidates were women. “I am looking for input from people for or against me running for mayor.”, 1 being least likely, and 10 being most likely. Cape Breton Regional Municipality also referred to as CBRM, is a regional municipality in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island. Candidates who have successfully filed their Nomination Papers will be on the ballot for the October 17 election. Concerning voter engagement, both CBRM and Halifax Regional Municipality saw a significant increase in voter turnout compared to 2016's election. The key challenge facing us is two-fold: protecting our greatest asset – our people, and adding to that asset by having the necessary commodities and infrastructure to draw other people to our community. Our way of life is more relaxed than many other places which should be a focal point of raising young families. Once you’ve done that make sure you do the most important part. $200 deposit is required at the time of nomination (may be refundable under certain conditions). For years I’ve wanted to help others, so I left Sydco and took a position with CBRM as a Communications Operator. Inquiries should be directed to the Returning Office, 320 Esplanade, Suite 405, Sydney, tel. 5 candidate in the Cape Breton Regional Municipal election in October, during the election with some of his signs that were vandalized. Ironically, Riley’s only other foray in municipal politics was in the 2000 election when he lost to Paruch in a battle for the District 6 seat on council. I am a team player who is able to take leadership positions when necessary. I hope to take the concerns of those in my district and municipality and bring them forward with compassion, tenacity, commitment and the promise to hear what residents have to say and use my voice on their behalf. Prospective candidates can download the CBRM Candidates' Guide below or follow THIS LINK to download from the CBRM website. Cape Breton Regional Municipality also referred to as CBRM, is a regional municipality in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island. Lesnick is one of several candidates who say they filed complaints regarding the electronic election with the Nova Scotia Office of the Ombudsman. Results will be published every few days as more data becomes available. Some candidates running for office in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality gathered Tuesday in Sydney to protest a new centre in Eskasoni meant to help residents navigate the voting system. People always ask candidates running in an election what have you done to earn my vote or confidence and I think by running a successful business for 20 years and bringing in clients where we were able to invest $350 million-plus in payroll to our economy is huge. Shaun Lesnick, a Dist. A A. SYDNEY, N.S. After months of testing and interviews, while still training for the position, I realized that while able to do the job, I felt I could not help or advocate for people to the extent I would like. The six CBRM mayoral candidates debated the issues facing their community Wednesday night, focusing on equalization payments, mental health in policing and the future of the port of Sydney. Q. District 3 candidate Cyril MacDonald’s inclusion of mowing lawns as a kid in the list of experiences that qualify him as a candidate! Until January of this year, I was employed with Sydco Fuels for 20 years, working closely with many customers’ credit needs on an individual and professional basis. Updated: Sep 09 at 8:40 p.m. STOCK IMAGE - Contributed. By the time the 2020 election roles around, four years of development may make her the de facto mayoral candidate among her fellow council colleagues who may have their eye on the job. Having raised a son with autism has taught me to never say never and to always go after what you believe. This election is different than others. Q. Tracey Hilliard,who is running for Cape Breton Regional Council, recently provided responses to a Q&A SaltWire is providing to municipal election candidates. Results for Question 1 "Rank each candidate based on who would be the BEST Mayor of CBRM." We are a proud people who have struggled through economic downfalls while continuing to hold our heads high. I was fortunate to work for a locally owned business for 20 years. by telephone automated system and internet) as the only means of voting during the 2020 Municipal and CSAP Elections. What do you see as the biggest strength/asset of the community/region and what measures would you take to capitalize on them? Ask about their goals and visions. Also see 2008 and 2012 election results. District 1 candidate Gordon MacDonald’s concern that each former community making up the CBRM should “at least have a playground.” District 6 candidate Barbara Beaton’s concern about affordable housing. David Jala ([email protected]) Cape Breton Post Published: Sep 09 at 5:31 p.m. Ordinarily resident in the municipality for 6 months preceding nomination day (i.e. You can provide info not included. I love Cape Breton. By having the means to draw and retain professionals such as medical specialists we can start working from the ground up to give our families the resources and tools the need to succeed and prosper. Premium content. In 1995, the government of Nova Scotia sought to reduce the number of incorporated towns and cities in the province through amalgamation. “We’re looking at it — I am thinking hard about leading our fight for change with a united council, l am one that will fight for the hundreds of millions of dollars taken from this island,” said MacKinnon. I realized by doing so I limited myself and my capabilities. Results for Question 1 "Rank each candidate based on who would be the BEST Mayor of CBRM." And, incumbent District 4 councillor Steve Gillespie has indicated he plans to seek re-election. Some candidates were listed on CBRM's website before nominations opened because they filed paperwork to name an official agent and that form includes a box they can check to … Cell: 902-577-1828 Email: [email protected] Facebook: @electtraceyhilliarddistrict8, 1 being least likely, and 10 being most likely, MEET THE CANDIDATE James Edwards, CBRM District 8, MEET THE CANDIDATE Diana MacKinnon-Furlong, CBRM District 8. by telephone automated system and internet) as the only means of voting during the 2020 Municipal and CSAP Elections. My job was much easier finding … Glen Murrant – Running for Council in CBRM District 3. — It was all business when candidates for the mayor’s chair in the upcoming Cape Breton Regional Municipality election debated at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre on Tuesday. Riley has publicly announced he will be running for District 6 councillor. SYDNEY, N.S. However, the 47-year-old Sydney man, perhaps best known for his role in keeping a local call centre operating after its parent company went bankrupt, is looking to spend some time at city hall. Be involved. Vote. eVoting Period: October 7th, 8:00am to October 17th, 7:00pm Electronic voting has ended. But there is no official indication as to whether two-term mayor Cecil Clarke will seek re-election. Qualified candidates, in case you’re wondering, are Canadian citizens who have lived in the municipality for at least six months prior to Nomination Day “and continue to so reside,” have property tax accounts in good standing, are not otherwise disqualified by the Municipal Elections Act, and are “at least” 18 years of age at the time of nomination, meaning you can hold municipal office in this … Results of un-official CBRM pre-election poll. Two candidates in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality election say they have filed official complaints against the returning officer, alleging she didn’t do her job, and others are considering jumping on board. When her CBRM council colleagues interfered with her appointment as Chair to a waste management committee, they learned another lesson. At this point, north end Sydney resident Chris Abbass, who ran against longtime Sydney mayor Manning MacDoanld in 1990, remains the only declared candidate for mayor. It is the second largest municipality in the province. ELECTION DAY is Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Voters in Cape Breton Regional Municipality will have a total of 55 candidates to choose from to fill 12 council seats and the mayor's chair in October. It is the second largest municipality in the province. I appreciate the challenge of learning new ways and ideas while not being intimidated by differences of opinions. We are loyal, hardworking, genuine and committed to our home. Abbass says he received 31% of the vote, which I have yet to verify, but a retired reporter of my acquaintance who covered that election tells me Abbass did indeed give MacDonald a scare. Q. Voting will begin at 8:00 am on Wednesday, October 7th and run 24 hours a day until the close of the polls on Election Day - Saturday, October 17th at 7:00 pm. Archie MacKinnon of Little Bras d’Or, a one-time pre-CBRM amalgamation councillor who ran in Sydney-Victoria as an independent in the Oct. 2019 federal election, has acknowledged he is weighing his options before deciding whether to seek the mayor’s chair. Councillor, Cape Breton Regional Municipality District 8. 'S Cape Breton Regional Municipal election in October, during the election is held re-elected mayor. We are a proud people who have successfully filed their nomination Papers will be held Saturday! 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