Time to Vote

Residents of Belfountain,

The count down to Election day is upon us.

October 18 and 19 are the designated days for advance polls and October 22 is Election Day.

The past six weeks have been a whirlwind of meetings with the candidates. Residents who attended openly voiced their dissatisfaction with the performance of the council elected in 2014.

The outcome of this municipal election must change the face of Caledon’s Council.

The Belfountain Community Organization, representing a majority of the residents of Belfountain and environs, supports the following candidates for the 2018 election:

Barb Shaughnessy – Mayor

Barb Shaughnessy has a broad understanding of Caledon’s community diversity and often refers to her “Community First” focus. She expresses a passion and understanding of the residents’ love of their villages and the natural environment that surrounds them. She has attended ALL of the Belfountain community meetings during her tenure on Council. She has always responded promptly to phone calls and inquiries and often arrives on doorsteps in person. Barb’s problem-solving skills have resulted in sensible, well-presented and clear plans to mitigate concerns voiced by her constituents.

Ian Sinclair – Regional Councillor

Ian Sinclair is an advisor to the BCO and an avid supporter of this community and Ward 1 concerns. He has a firm command and depth of knowledge of policies and regulations pertaining to the NEC, Town of Caledon, and the Region of Peel. As a candidate he provides experience, expertise, integrity, honesty and commitment to the residents of Caledon. He is well known and respected throughout the communities of Caledon. He is a strong supporter of our small communities, he listens, gets involved and follows through. He works tirelessly to get the job done.

Dwayne Jackson – Area Councillor

Dwayne Jackson is new to the political forum. He states he is passionate about Caledon and the people who live here. His professional and volunteer experience as a fireman has taught him to be a team player and a solution-based problem solver. He would like Council to have an open-door policy with residents to ensure more engagement, and a more proactive, not reactive stance with the community.

Belfountain hosted the first “Meet and Greet” for the regional candidates. This meeting took place Sept 10, 2018. Candidates were asked all manner of questions by residents.

The closing question to the candidates was,” Do you support the proposed Spina Development?”, to which all but one said no. This question was issued in hard copy to the candidates for response. This same question was asked of candidates at the mayoral and area meetings. Again, all but one responded “no”. There was no response from Al Thompson.

Belfountain needs councillors who will not forsake the environment for development, who support the idea of sustained rural living, appreciate cultural heritage and community focus and are prepare to advocate for such with the Town and the Region. They also need to understand the fundamental well-known issue that prohibits development in Ward 1, the lack of quantity and quality water.

Caledon needs representatives that are genuine and honest, know our issues, have the foresight to go the distance on behalf of the community, not accept the notion of “done deals”.

The final voting days are upon us. Getting out to vote is essential. No vote, no change!!

We encourage everyone to get out there and vote. Make your vote count!

Please contact us should you have any questions or concerns.

Belfountain Community Organization

Belfountain.ca

 

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Belfountain Spooky Halloween Party

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Your Vote Matters – Voting Oct 6, 13, 18, 19 & 22

The 2018 Municipal Election results will make a big difference to our local community. Please make sure you understand the candidates position on issues important to you.  It is not just what they are saying now but their track record that is important.

Your vote will impact our hamlet for the next four years. We encourage you to take the few minutes to vote so that your voice can be heard. The outcome is up to you.

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What Are Your Questions For All Municipal Election Candidates?

Please send any questions you have for the candidates to secretary@belfountain.ca prior to noon Saturday Sept. 22nd.

Monday Sept. 24
All Candidates Debate 6:30 pm
Inglewood Community Centre – 15825 McLaughlin Rd., Inglewood L7C 1H4

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Salamander Festival – Save The Date !

This year’s Salamander Festival will be held on Saturday September 29th 11AM to 4PM and promises to be as exceptional! Continue reading

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October Blood Donor Clinic – Caledon Community Complex – Oct 4th 3pm – 7pm

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The View Fall 2018

This season’s issue of The View from Belfountain is out!
Lots of News and Events!
http://www.belfountain.ca/the-view-from-belfountain/

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Tour de Headwaters 2018

Saturday September 15th, 2018 is the date of the Tour de Headwaters cyclist ride through Belfountain.

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Municipal Ward 1 Candidate Meetings

Municipal Election 2018 – UPDATES @ Sept 22nd! Continue reading

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Spina Development Proposal Update

What:   Belfountain Community Meeting re: Spina (Orb) Development Proposal
When:  Monday, September 17, 2018  7PM -9PM
Where: Belfountain Community Hall
Time:    7:00-9:00pm

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