Lethbridge Minute: Candidates Finalized, Election Results, and Transit Plans Revised

Lethbridge Minute: Candidates Finalized, Election Results, and Transit Plans Revised


Lethbridge Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Lethbridge politics


This Week In Lethbridge:

  • It's not going to be very busy this week at City Hall with no meetings scheduled. Council is set to recess until after the municipal election, with their next meetings set for November.

  • With the nomination period for the City's upcoming municipal over, the final list of candidates is now available. Officially, there are 6 candidates running for Mayor and 32 candidates vying for 8 spots on Council.

  • The City has now released a guide for voters on their website which includes more information about advanced voting dates and locations, and an initiative that will allow any eligible voter to cast their ballot at any of the available voting stations on October 18th, 2021.


Last Week In Lethbridge:

  • It was, of course, the federal election last Monday, and Canadians elected a government that looks a lot like the government before it - another Liberal-led minority. Locally, Rachel Harder was re-elected to a third term as the MP for Lethbridge, capturing roughly 56% of the vote.

  • Back to municipal elections, and there's going to be a lot of information for voters to digest come election day and the City of Lethbridge is encouraging citizens to be prepared. The City announced that voters should be prepared to fill out at least two separate ballot papers, one for the City's election, which will also include two non-binding referendum questions, and one for the Province, which will also include two referendum questions.

  • After a barrage of complaints, the City has opted to make several changes to the only-recently-changed cityLINK transit system. Lethbridge Transit General Manager Tim Sanderson said the City is lucky to have received an awful lot of input right from the start, as it shows the overall engagement of its customers. That's certainly one way to spin the unprecedented negative feedback the changes received. It will be interesting to see if the City actually listens to any of the feedback, or just pretends to.




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