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GUELPH VOTES: Meet Cam Guthrie, candidate for mayor

Cam Guthrie, candidate for mayor of Guelph.

WHAT IS YOUR NAME? Cam Guthrie

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT OCCUPATION? Mayor — Metropolis of Guelph

WHAT WARD DO YOU CURRENTLY LIVE IN? I dwell in Guelph with my wonderful spouse Rachel and our two superior youngsters Anakin and Adelaide. Now we have a canine Rouge and two cats, Rocky and Bullwinkle.

HOW CAN PEOPLE GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU?

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Web site: CamGuthrie.ca

WHAT POSITION ARE YOU RUNNING FOR? Mayor

WHAT IS YOUR PREVIOUS POLITICAL EXPERIENCE? Mayor (two phrases). Metropolis councillor (one time period). Chair, Ontario Large Metropolis Mayors caucus representing 70 per cent of the inhabitants of Ontario. North America board member, International Covenant of Mayors. Previous chair, Audi. Present chair (governance).

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WHY HAVE YOU DECIDED TO RUN?

I really like serving to folks and our metropolis. Every day I’m targeted on making us an inexpensive, secure and thriving neighborhood. Expertise, regular management, positivity and collaboration is what’s wanted greater than ever as we navigate impacts of excessive inflation, the housing and affordability disaster and a possible recession in our nation.

HOW WILL YOU EMBRACE AND CHAMPION DIVERSITY IN THIS ROLE?

I championed Guelph changing into a member of the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities and embraced the reopening of Guelph’s neighborhood plan to handle modifications in insurance policies and processes to make our metropolis extra equitable and accessible for all. The work is ongoing. As a frontrunner I’ll proceed to hear, be taught and unlearn.

WHAT ARE YOUR TOP THREE ISSUES?

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•Affordability — I didn’t vote for prime finances hikes or a $62-million library. With council help, I’ll reopen the finances to re-evaluate tasks to make issues inexpensive.

•Security — I help what’s required for Guelph to be stronger and safer.

•Housing — Improve provide by means of many conventional and non-traditional avenues.

IF ELECTED, WHAT DO YOU PLAN TO ACCOMPLISH IN YOUR FIRST 100 DAYS?

Instantly reopen the finances course of with a deal with financial savings and worth for taxpayers. Implement options to quicken housing and allow processes and approvals. Provoke additional inside service opinions for even additional financial savings. Higher useful resource snowplowing operations for upcoming winter season. Assist efforts to reinforce our downtown core expertise.

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