Every week in the lead up to Edmonton's municipal election on Oct. 18, 2021, we're rounding up the news and announcements you need to know to stay informed.
- Dave Cournoyer interviewed Amarjeet Sohi on the Daveberta Podcast about his political and personal history. A city councillor from 2007 to 2015, Sohi launched his mayoral campaign on May 17.
- Ahmed Knowmadic Ali has announced his campaign to represent Ward Tastwiyiniwak. Ali, a longtime community advocate and former Edmonton poet laureate, would be the first Black person to serve on Edmonton city council if elected.
- Mayoral candidate Michael Oshry told columnist Keith Gerein that Edmonton needs to "tighten our belts a little." This could mean a proposed property tax freeze in 2022, a minimum 1% tax cut the following year, and "six straight years without any increase."
- Cheryll Watson, who is also running for mayor, will be hosting virtual town halls every Wednesday at noon.
- Edmonton Journal columnist Elise Stolte ran a survey that asked voters "to describe their favourite candidate in three or four words." The questionnaire, which was available May 17-24, garnered more than 1,100 responses, and was used to write a piece analyzing how Edmontonians "see the race for mayor."
- A new initiative called Intersectional Edmonton is aiming to "connect volunteers and supporters with intersectional feminist candidates" running in the municipal election.
A list of the candidates who have announced they are running in the Edmonton municipal election is available here.
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