Help us ask St. John’s municipal election candidates the right questions

Share the questions you want to ask city council candidates and be a part of The Independent’s St. John’s Municipal Election 2013 coverage.

What important issues need to be addressed in St. John’s?

What questions do you have for those running for a seat on city council?

As part of its coverage of the Sept. 24, 2013 St. John’s Municipal Election The Independent will invite all city council candidates to answer a questionnaire developed by our editorial team and you, our readers.

The survey – which will include multiple choice, short and long answer questions that will probe candidates on their ideas and positions on a wide range of important municipal policy issues – will be sent to all who have registered or announced their intentions to run in the election as of Friday, Aug. 2.

We will publish the responses in mid-to-late August to give voters sufficient time to consider who they will vote for. The city will mail out ballots to registered voters on Sept. 6.

Questions can be submitted (and debated) by posting in the comments section below. They can also be emailed to [email protected]. We respect confidentiality and will not publish the names of question contributors who request anonymity. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Aug. 2 at 5 p.m.

Here is a sample question:

Although the municipal government only has jurisdiction over certain policy areas, municipal governments often play a key role in lobbying the provincial and federal governments over issues that fall under their jurisdiction. What are two specific issues or initiatives at the federal or provincial level that you will commit to advocating on if you are elected?

 

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