The GOOD NEWS
The AJAX-PICKERING Board of Trade will be presenting a panel discussion with the candidates for Mayor of Pickering, and Mayor of Ajax, presenting their political positions that are of interest to the business community. The event is on October 5th at Deer Creek Golf & Country Club from 7:30 am to 9 am. Tickets can be purchased at www.apboardoftrade.com under the events calendar and the ticket includes brunch. The event will be recorded by the community service branch of Rogers TV and will be made available for viewing by the general public soon after the event, so if you can’t attend in person, you can still watch it before voting.
The event has not been widely publicized at this point in time because candidate applications are still open until August 19th. But once that process has been closed, the APBOT will publish a notification about the event on its website.
The BAD NEWS
This ‘town hall’ will be for the mayoralty candidates only. The large number of candidates for the other municipal offices precludes a larger presentation. There are more than two dozen campaigners who would deserve speaking time if the full campaign roster were to take place. Something which would be impractical and unworkable.
The ALTERNATIVE for the other candidates
The other candidates will have to find other means for publishing and informing the electorate of their positions and platforms. The Elections Pickering brochure, a digital information presentation produced by BOOKz, COOKz, NOOKz is a practical alternative to accessing this important voter information.
The public deserves it; all the candidates deserve it
Voters deserve to be informed fully about the candidates. The candidates also deserve a practical means of showcasing their policies and platforms. The practical, financial and pandemic obstacles should be solved. In these times, these are significant obstacles but perhaps the BOOKz, COOKz, NOOKz‘s digital brochure “Elections Pickering” is a viable and practical solution. The public need to be told about it and the means for accessing it.