Battleground Surrey: “Concerned citizens” and candidates went back to silence and anonymity

city hallDuring last year election campaign numerous candidates for Mayor and for Council stepped up to expressed their care and concern about Surrey future. That care and concerned lasted shorter than political campaign fought at the end of November. Today some two months after election waste majority of those who fought for the place at the City Hall is back to silence and anonymity. Many of the would probably come back in four years to tell to community how much and how deeply they care for it. Being concerned and outspoken fighter for a community can not be part-time role, it must be full-time role 365 days a year with or without position at the City Hall.
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20141023_205545Municipal elections in Surrey are just few weeks away and candidates for Mayor of City of Surrey and City Council are finally starting coming together to discuss all important issues and resolution of same. On Thursday SFU Surrey and Downtown Surrey BIA organized first, of many to come, all candidates meeting for mayoral hopefuls.

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Battleground Surrey: First debate is coming, Mayoral face-off on October 23

(Photo: Flickr)

(Photo: Flickr)

Surrey mayoral candidates so far exchanged opinions and discussed their respective agendas through the media and social media, but it is that time of campaign when they will start coming together to discuss all important issues. Series of debates will give us much better insight in their respective ideas about Surrey and will open doors for new discussions. Also will give a community chance to ask questions and get answers without waiting or delays to be deiced if that is “suitable” or “unacceptable” question. Continue reading

Battleground Surrey: McCallum and Rasode focused on campaign, Hepner can’t get away from scandals

city hallSurrey municipal election campaign did not even started properly and public already has a pretty clear picture of players who will ask them for their votes next month. Number of mayoral candidates over the last few days grow to six, while final number of council candidates remains to be seen after nominations deadline is reach tomorrow. Clear picture is that three mayoral candidates will have enough chances to win this race and already there is clear cut between them. Doug McCallum and Barinder Rasode are for the moment free of big scandals and they are mainly focused on their campaign promises, while third mayoral candidate Linda Hepner and her team are going from scandal to scandal leaving people less time to talk their platform promises. Continue reading

Battleground Surrey: McCallum unveiled platform, Hepner celebrates survey results

city hallElections are just few weeks away and all mayoral candidates in Surrey are in search for easy points and more sympathies from potential voters, while ensuring those who already lock their votes that they are the best choice for Surrey. Former Mayor and mayoral candidate Doug McCallum unveiled his platform on Tuesday calling for two year tax-freeze while one of his key opponents Councillor Linda Hepner celebrates results of Vital Signs survey which as per some shows great results achieved by current administration. Continue reading

Battleground Surrey: Endoresments and their messages

Part of this year campaign will be fought online, mainly through social media and short video clips of endorsements and messages to voters as Surrey is not yet large enough to have such videos broadcasted on local TV stations. So far two mayoral candidates released their videos but one of them stands out more than media Continue reading