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First Participant of 2018

I have reached out to most candidates for both city elections and School District Elections. The​ nomination period closed at 4:00pm on September 14th. There a few more candidates that I will be reaching out to in the next couple of days to invite to submit their information.

Tim BennettWe do have an update from one of the School District #57 trustee candidates, Mr. Tim Bennett. Tim has participated in PGELXN.com in the past and we are glad to have him participate again in 2018. I have added his write up to his 2018 page with his updated contact information. Please feel free to wander over to his page and read what he hopes to accomplish if elected for another term as a school trustee. You can also look at his 2014 page and see what his platform was then as well. Thank you Tim for your participation and good luck.

Hopefully Tim is the first of many candidates participation in 2018!

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Back In The Saddle Again!

987654 Well it’s that time again. With municipal elections scheduled for October 20th, 2018 the campaign signs are starting to clutter the roadsides. I will again be trying to collect as much information to put on this site and give to you the voter. The goal has been and still is to make it easier for the citizens of Prince George access the information for all candidates and help get people out to vote. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for updates as I get responses from the candidates and post them on the site. Happy Voting!

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Mayoral Vote 2014

CBC PosterLast Wednesday night the two candidates running for mayor went head to head in a debate hosted by CBC Prince George. It was impressively attended by at least 200 people all wanting to get a glimpse of the two running for mayor and what they had to offer our great city. After attending that debate and listening to them both I could see that it was going to be hard for me to decide who I am voting for. I have added a poll to see where the citizens of Prince George stand on who should be mayor. I did this in 2011 and Dan Rogers came out on top and we all know who won the mayoral race that time, so take this poll with a grain of salt.

I would like to Thank Gregg Kauk for submitting a response  to PGELXN. To read his submission head over to his page on this site under council candidates.

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Time to Stand

people silhouettesHave you every been angry at something that has happened in your city or not happened for that matter? Have you ever thought I could do a better job at running this city? Is there a fire inside that compels you to want to make a difference in your city? Well then you should run for City Councillor or Mayor, your time is now, but that time is running out. All nomination packages have to be in by Friday at 4:00 pm.

The nomination package can be picked up at City Hall on the 5th floor during operating hours which are 8:30 to 5:00 Monday to Friday. Or you can just follow THIS LINK to the online documents on the city website.

Stand up and let your voice be heard and help Prince George become the greatest city in Canada!


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Any Questions?

wpid-ate7k7qt4.jpegFor the election in 2011 each candidate was allowed to convey their platform in 500 words or less.  I found it was hard to get everything they wanted to share into 500 words.

So this election I am giving the candidates the space to share everything they hope to achieve if they are elected. Now letting candidates ramble on and on with finely groomed paragraphs of why we should vote for them is fine, but not overly fun for us citizens. We have burning questions that we want answered.

So I am putting out a call to the citizens of Prince George! Give me questions that I can put out to the candidates. I will pick the 3 best questions and we can see how they respond. You can leave your questions in the comments section and then everyone can see what questions were put down so we don’t all write the same questions. The one question I would like to ask is “What can the City of Prince George do for our Youth”.  I will pick the 3 best questions on October 11th as I start the process of contacting candidates to get they information. What issues do you need answers for?

My hope is this time we can get all of the candidates to participate this year and help increase voter turn out. Spread the word about PGELXN.com so the the citizens of our great city can arm themselves for November 15th!

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Popularity Contest

PopularToday as I grabbed my copy of the Free Press from my mail box I noticed some flashy colours and a couple of fancy graph thingys on the front. Then I saw the title “Council Gets a Failing Grade” and got excited. I thought that it was going to be a juicy article about Potholes, Crime, Winter Olympics, Taxes, and City Pride, among other things. After reading the article, I was disappointed, to say the least, as it was just a bunch of numbers and no reasons to support why our elected city officials are failing us.

I can see why people are disappointed as it doesn’t take rocket science to figure it out. I have lived in Prince George now for eight years now and I can see what the citizens of Prince George are screaming for. Promises were made during last election by our current elected officials and the only promise that has been fulfilled is the Core Review. The Pot-Holes haven’t gotten any smaller, crime is still a major issue that honours us with a cruel title every year across Canada, snow removal has gotten worse, and Council has raised taxes by 3% or more in both of the budgets they have been involved in.

The Core Review was suppose to be a positive assessment tool for the city, to help us cut some costs, and assess spending but it looks like it is becoming a hindrance and doing the exact opposite. It appears to be slowing down the decision making process and creating more issues for council to debate week after week. Now the blame cannot all rest on the shoulders of our current city council. With a measly 27% voter turn out people elected two-thirds of the previous council. Please citizens of Prince George tell me how do we expect things to change when we keep electing the same people with the same ideas?

It’s time for action. It’s time for council to make some hard choices and live with the consequences. No more playing it safe, time to become very popular or very unpopular. Oh wait it looks like council is well on it way to unpopular.

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