We are facing two big electoral choices in the next two weeks: federal and municipal. These are critical to our community and society, as those elected will be leaders affecting, in major ways, the next plus-four and three years of our lives, respectively.
In some ways the municipal outcome is more important than the federal, as decisions made by city council are more immediate and affect many things we do on a daily basis.
We were having lunch discussing all candidates running for council and came to one important conclusion we wish to share with our fellow Whitehorse citizens. We believe our new council needs to have a good age balance. We are fortunate to have a good group of younger candidates (the 20s and 30s somethings) in the lineup and a strong group in the middle years to choose from.
We think our new council needs to have depth as well from those who have been in and working closely with all of us over many years. For this reason, without in any way lessening the importance of the others, it is our wish to endorse two running for council as the candidates we believe bring this depth, Betty Irwin and Dave Stockdale. These two individuals have served our community in many, many ways over the years, not just on city council.
There is no question that they have been involved in controversial decisions during their many years on council, but so have all of us who have served on council. What we believe is that we need their understanding of our community and the city to give the council the strength that comes with their extensive experiences.
On October 15 we hope you will join us in voting for these two contributors to our Whitehorse. We wish all those running the best of luck. Your willingness to serve is commendable.
Kirk Cameron Former City Councillor (2011-2015)
Meg Smith Whitehorse Businessperson