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.
- Mayoral candidate Michael Oshry has released some of his plans for downtown Edmonton. He wants to see a business friendly city hall which would create an expedited permit process for downtown, and stronger ties with the local business community.
- Cheryll Watson expressed her support for the Calgary-Edmonton hyperloop, calling the development a "game changer" on Twitter. Watson highlighted the project in her platform.
- July 10 marked 100 days until the municipal election. Amarjeet Sohi used the opportunity to offer his thoughts on the milestone and his campaign efforts up to that point.
- With rumours a federal election may take place this fall, Keith Gerein discussed the possible implications of back-to-back voting for Edmontonians. University of Calgary political scientist Jack Lucas told Gerein that in the instance of back-to-back elections, voters tend to pay more attention to campaigns with more media coverage.
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.