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.
- Columnist Keith Gerein positioned Amarjeet Sohi as a contender for the "most business-friendly candidate." Sohi announced the initial pillars of his economic platform which guarantee a business advocacy office, a fund dedicated to job creation, and revitalization of the city's development services office.
- Tech innovators are invited to a Zoom session with Sohi on July 14 at 10am. The first 100 guests will be admitted to share their feedback on the candidate's intentions for the technology industry.
- Michael Walters and Scott McKeen, city council veterans, offered their predictions for the future of Edmonton's municipal government. COVID-19 recovery, mental health funding, and the opioid crisis were some of the priorities discussed.
- Mayoral candidate Mike Nickel avoided formal reprimand at his third sanction hearing in the past year. Mayor Don Iveson, who filed a complaint in May, described Nickel's behaviour as bullying.
- The Edmonton Gateway Rotary Club is inviting the public to virtual mayoral candidate forums happening on Wednesdays in the lead up to the election. Cheryll Watson is up next on July 21. Those interested in attending should email firstname.lastname@example.org for the meeting link.
- Transforming Edmonton published a write-up and accompanying YouTube video for Nakota Isga Ward. Leading into the election, the city is featuring articles detailing each ward's Indigenous history and origin.
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.
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