“We went to 50,000 doors during the campaign,” says new councillor Brad Bradford. “That sort of communication and engagement with residents isn’t going to stop for me now that the election is over.”
Brad Bradford is the new councillor in the new Ward 19 after a close race with presumed front-runner Matthew Kellway.
From affordable housing to park toilets, this week’s Ward 19 all-candidates meeting covered an array of critical topics.
The mood was somber at NDP candidate Matthew Kellway’s post-election reception last night as the 2011 federal election’s orange wave was replaced by a red one this time around.
Campaign volunteer Joanne Clark expressed her disappointment shortly after the CBC made the call that Liberal Justin Trudeau would be the next Prime Minister.
At 10 p.m. the CBC announced that Liberals will form the next federal government. With earliest results coming from Atlantic Canada, the CBC said that the so-called “red wave” had swept the Atlantic region, unseating such sitting Conservative cabinet ministers as Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea and Aboriginal and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt.
Canada’s new immigration point system, set to come into effect May 4, 2013, drew criticism from some New Democrats during a language and culture celebration in Toronto. At a Wednesday (Feb. 20) celebration of International Mother Language Day, hosted by NDP MP Matthew Kellway (Beaches-East York), some NDP politicians expressed concern over planned changes to federal immigration policy.