– They Are Barbara Greenwood, Carolynn Ioannoni and Kim Craitor –
An Election Commentary from Niagara At Large reporter and publisher Doug Draper
Posted October 18th, 2022 on Niagara At Large
When it comes to picking the best candidates from all 12 Niagara municipalities to sit on the local and municipal councils for the next four years, that is mission impossible for a news outlet like Niagara At Large with the limited resources we have.
So, except in some of the cases where the choices are obvious, we are not even going to try because that would be fooling ourselves and you.
However. in some municipalities, for some municipal seats, the choice is relatively easy. And one of those municipalities is the City of Niagara Falls with respect to who should serve on the three-directly elected seats the city holds on Niagara Regional Council, in addition to a fourth seat held by the city’s mayor.
Niagara At Large is putting forward the names of three candidates for regional council in Niagara Falls based on years of following them as elected representatives, and based in our view – and contrary to any criticism or allegations put forward in the past by political opponents – as honest and decent individuals who have had a long record of promoting and supporting policies and programs that are good for the health of our communities and our environment.
These three individuals are –
- Barbara Greenwood, who is running for re-election in Niagara Falls as a Niagara regional councillor,
- Carolynn Ioannoni, a veteran Niagara Falls city councillor whose courage for speaking out for the preservation of wetlands and trees in green places like Thundering Waters Forest often found her in hot water with the city’s mayor and his allies on and off of the city council, and
- Kim Craitor, a former Niagara Falls city councillor and former Liberal MPP for the Niagara Falls riding who has had a record of being a bit of a maverick in the name of green causes.
We know that there are a total of eight candidates running for Niagara Falls’ three directly elected regional council seats, including individuals like Karen Fraser who has been a positive citizen’s voice for protecting and preserving our natural heritage.
In the end, it is up to the voters of Niagara Falls to do their homework and hopefully give their support those who will put the best interests of the community and ts people, and a environment first.
The same goes for how we all vote in every municipality across Niagara.
To visit a related piece that Niagara At Large posted on this issue click on –https://niagaraatlarge.com/2022/08/22/niagara-falls-voters-have-three-great-candidates-for-regional-council/ .
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