Updated: Oct 26, 2022
Save the dates – more details soon!
Engage Barrie Organization is co-hosting the in-person Mayoral Candidates Forum with CARP Barrie, and hosting virtual All-Candidates Meetings for Council hopefuls in each ward.
Informed voters are empowered voters.
Get engaged: www.engagebarrie.org/elections
More details, including links to the ward meetings, will be released shortly, but for now, please be sure to hold the following dates:
Mayoral Candidates Forum
Saturday, October 1, 1:30-3:30 pm (doors open at 1pm)
Location: held in-person at the Salvation Army Barrie Citadel, 151 Lillian Crescent
Moderator: Chris Simon (Simcoe.com)
Invited Mayoral Candidates: Andrew Gordon, Weldon Hachey, Rob Haverson, Gerry Marshall, Mike McCann, Alex Nuttall, Barry Ward
Format: Each attending candidate will be given a chance to introduce themselves, and share their three priorities for the City. They will then each answer three set questions (sent in advance), chosen by CARP and Engage Barrie. After this, we will be asking as many curated audience questions as time will allow – please be prepared to submit your questions at the beginning of the meeting.
Accessibility: The Citadel is wheelchair accessible. Listening devices are available.
No campaign posters, banners, flags, etc., will be permitted in the audience during the debate – there will tables set up in the hall outside where candidates may leave campaign literature, and chat with the public after the Forum.
Ward All-Candidates Meetings
Held on Zoom – links to come!
Schedule in reverse ward order, with some wards combined, due to low candidate registration
Format: Each attending candidate will be given a chance to introduce themselves, and share what they most wish to do for the City. They will then each answer a set of questions, based around some of Engage's priorities and campaigns. After this, we will be asking as many curated audience questions as time will allow – these may be submitted in advance to email@example.com, or submitted during the meeting.
Wards 1 & 3 All-Candidates Meeting
Thursday, October 13, 7:00-9:00pm
Ward 1 Candidates Invited: Constance Elliott, Andre Jmourko, Clare Riepma
Ward 3 Candidates Invited: Ann-Marie Kungl, Ryan Rijo, Zohaib Tahir
Ward 2 All-Candidates Meeting
Wednesday, October 12, 7:00-9:00pm
Candidates Invited: Tif Arshi, Shanicka Edwards, Craig Nixon, Bob Ossowski, Greg Peach, Tracy Strohm
Ward 4 All-Candidates Meeting
Monday, October 3, 7:00-9:00pm
Candidates Invited: Tim Abel, Amy Courser, Michael Lewis, Donald McLaurin, Dieter Mueller, Robert Newman, Ajmal Noushahi, Md Hafizur Rahman
Wards 5-8 All-Candidates Meeting
Sunday, October 2, 7:00-9:00pm
Ward 5 Candidate Invited: Robert Thomson (acclaimed)
Ward 6 Candidates Invited: Allan Bray, Sharon Doran, Darryl Duff, Kevin LePage, Nigussie Nigussie
Ward 7 Candidate Invited: Gary Harvey (acclaimed)
Ward 8 Candidates Invited: Jim Harris, John Webb
Wards 9 & 10 All-Candidates Meeting
Sunday, October 2, 4:00-6:00pm
Invited Ward 9 Candidates: Norman Costello, Sergio Morales, William Rome, Adam Wilcox
Invited Ward 10 Candidates: Joy Douglas, Bryn Hamilton, Ken Lloyd, Steven Mirtsos