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U of G hosts candidates for mayor, Ward 5 seats

Thursday, October 14, 2010

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  • The University of Guelph community is getting paid a visit by the city's mayoral candidates.

    The University of Guelph community is getting paid a visit by the city's mayoral candidates.

Written by Greg Beneteau

With the municipal election fast approaching, the University of Guelph community is getting paid a visit by the city's mayoral candidates.

Karen Farbridge, running for re-election, will join challengers David Birtwhistle, Ray Mitchell and Scott Nightingale at a mayoral debate being held at 5:30 p.m. tonight in the Eccles Center in South Residence.

Candidates running for the two council seats in Ward 5, which includes the U of G campus, will also participate in  a debate.

Louis Burcher and Leanne Piper, both incumbents, are running for seats, as is Douglas O'Doherty.

In an email sent out to students today, Anastasia Zavarella, the Central Student Association's Local Affairs Commissioner, urged students to take the opportunity to show their involvement in the community by asking questions.

"I know we're busy with classes, homework and jobs and finding time for a extracurricular stuff is hard," Zavarella wrote. "However, we need to show the city we care and we're a active, engaged campus because right now, we're being treated as if we aren't."

The debate is being organized by Student Life at the University of Guelph and the Central Student Association.

Click here for Q&A responses from Guelph's mayoral candidates, compiled by the Guelph Mercury.

Click here for Q&A responses from Candidates runnin in Ward 5, compiled by the Guelph Mercury.

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