Municipal election rundown: July 1, 2021

Municipal election rundown: July 1, 2021

· The Pulse
By Andy Trussler
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Every week in the lead up to Edmonton's municipal election on Oct. 18, we're rounding up the news and announcements you need to know to stay informed.

  • Cheryll Watson intends to provide free drinking fountains across Edmonton as her fifth campaign policy. The plan would include the installation of "50 bottle refill fountains in public parks and playgrounds" and an invitation for "socially active business partners and social agencies to host drinking fountains on/in their properties."
  • This week, Amarjeet Sohi launched the beginning stages of his economic development plan. Within the plan, Sohi promises support for the city's tech economy, fixes to "unnecessary permit delays," reinforcement to the creative sector, and more.
  • Michael Oshry's social procurement policy debuted with seven points. While Oshry praised the city's 2019 plan, he believes the previous policy needs significant expansion.
  • Brian (Breezy) Gregg has "launched his quest" to become Edmonton's mayor. As a candidate, he has challenged other candidates to release their financial information, "disclose which political party they support federally," and their hopes for future premiers and prime ministers.

A list of all of the candidates who have announced they are running in the Edmonton municipal election is available here.

Learn more about Taproot's effort to ground our election coverage in what is important to Edmontonians on our People's Agenda page.

Photo: City of Edmonton