Our Top Four Picks in St. Kitts for Niagara Regional Council

Haley Bateman, Jim Bradley, Brian Heit and Laura Ip

An Election Commentary from Niagara At Large reporter and publisher Doug Draper

Posted October 18th, 2022 on Niagara At Large

With less than a week to go before the October 24th municipal election, Niagara at Large (NAL) is featuring some of our top choices for the next term of Niagara Regional Council.

Vote Haley Bateman for St. Catharines Regional Councillor

We begin here in St. Catharines –  the largest of Niagara’s 12 local municipalities, with seven directly elected members of the Region’s council, in addition to the city’s mayor who, like other mayors across the region, automatically receives a seat on regional council.

In keeping with NAL’s  decision not to endorse candidates past what we think are the surest shows for individuals we believe will work progressively for healthy, ustainable communities, environmentally and economically for Niagara’s future, our top four choices for a better future for all of us are Haley Bateman, Jim Bradley, Brian Heit and Laura Ip.

In St. Catharines, Vote Jim Bradley back to Niagara Regional Council

Yes, we know there are still seats to be filled and there are more than enough candidates running to fill them.

But being a news outlet that is currently not asking for or receiving any compensation to operate this site, we do not have the resources to interview or scope every candidate running for municipal office across Niagara.

So that is where you come in dear voters. Do your homework as citizens and, as we hope, vote the candidates that care about issues like building more affordable, green communities.

Dec. 11, 2014 – Photo by Denis Cahill

What we can say here is that, in our view, Haley Bateman, Jim Bradley, Brian Heit and Laura Ip fill that bill.

They are all individuals who have, in a complicated world where standing up for a better life for all is not always easy, have tried, most of the time, to do just that.

And in the case of Jim Bradley in particular, what a  fine new dawn it has been with him serving as Niagara Reigon’s Chair, after all the dark nights we suffered through from 2014 to 2018 with Al Caslin and his cabal at the helm.

In St. Catharines, re-elect Laura Ip for Niagara Regional Council

All of us across Niagara, need these four individuals back on Niagara Regional Council to stand up and speak out for a better Niagara for present and future generations.

We can no longer afford municipal representatives who are stuck in a 20th Century mindset of growth and “open for business” at any cost, and paving over what is left of natural heritage.

  • Doug Draper, Niagara At Large

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“A Politician Thinks Of The Next Election. A Leader Thinks Of The Next Generation.” – Bernie Sanders


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