Remember October 24th. That’s when Ontario is electing councillors and mayors in cities across the province. Provinces and territories are responsible for health services, so provincial elections get a lot of attention. Municipalities are the behind-the-scenes players. They are responsible for much of what affects our daily lives – public health, safety, transportation, housing, community amenities, and recreational opportunities. They provide the services that help build healthy populations and communities.
Ask, think, and then vote!
Hearing from Ontario’s Mayoral Candidates
Ontario has 52 cities. Care Watch began its municipal campaign with letters to candidates running for mayor in the largest ones, asking them for responses to 5 important questions.
Municipal councils are responsible for the conditions that affect our daily lives. We highlight some issues that are important to older adults and encourage readers to ask candidates about them.