Poverty Votes 2017

As always, part of Poverty Talks! mission is to improve civic engagement among Calgary's impoverished. This can take many forms such as speaking to council and council committees, and consulting with council and administration on how various bylaws affect our low-income community. Of course, the most direct way to be engaged is to vote.

Calgary will be holding it's municipal election on October 16th, 2017. In an effort to help encourage persons living in poverty and their allies to vote, we have been working on a campaign to reach out to city councilors and ask them about some key issues important to those living in poverty. This survey was sent out to the 100 Candidates who have declared so far. One Candidate since then has withdrawn.

Here are the responses we have so far. Inclusion in this list is strictly based on the responses we have received and are fully unedited, and in no way reflect our organization's or staff's views on them or any other candidate.

View Responses as of October 4th 2017 (Advance Polls Open) [PDF]

Note: On Page 28, there is a Ward 7 Candidate who has not left their name. We have recieved confirmation that this candidate is Druh Farrell. We at Poverty Talks! thanks her for her response.

If you are a candidate running for Councilor or Mayor in Calgary and cannot find the survey in your email, please contact us at info@povertytalksyyc.org and we would be glad to send you the link to fill it out online.
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