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Hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful fall colours and sweater weather.
We are excited to share all of the reporting we have been doing on the upcoming municipal election.
In other news, our first print edition of the semester will be on stands across Woodroffe campus today. Go pick up a copy and enjoy some ink on your fingers! 


Enjoy carving pumpkins and eating copious amounts of candy during the spooky season, 


Liam Fox- editor

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Long-time College ward Coun. Rick Chiarelli mused about running for office in the future during an interview with the Algonquin Times, despite the conduct violations revealed by an integrity investigation into inappropriate and sexually charged behaviour in the workplace.

“If I were to get elected again, which I may, it would be to meet residents, see what’s important to them and make sure those things are done,” said Chiarelli.

Chiarelli is not seeking reelection in the upcoming municipal election.

A former Chiarelli staffer said she would be worried about a possible return to politics for Chiarelli.


by: Connor Lalande

With Ontario municipal elections quickly approaching on Oct. 24, many Algonquin College students have questions regarding municipal politics.

Some students admit to feeling uninformed about the function of municipal elections, the wards they live in and the candidates who are running.

A lack of familiarity with the candidates running is often a barrier to students getting involved within municipal politics.


Ottawa will elect a new mayor in October, and veteran city councillor Catherine McKenney, 61, is one of the front-runners of the race, according to a Mainstreet Research poll.

McKenney, who uses they/them pronouns, strives to build an Ottawa that works for everyone and said they have a “very strong vision for the city."

McKenney has been the city councillor for Somerset Ward since 2014. They live in West Centretown with their wife and daughter and have roots in Ottawa’s downtown as well as the Kanata suburbs.

Bob Chiarelli wants to be mayor again
by: Rory Friend

Bob Chiarelli says he would move Ottawa forward with his experience and leadership capabilities if he is elected mayor.

The polls would suggest the mayoral race has come down to three leading candidates: Catherine McKenney, Mark Sutcliffe and Chiarelli.

McKenney has been a councillor for Somerset ward since 2014. Sutcliffe has been a fixture of the Ottawa journalism scene for years.

Chiarelli is counting on the fact he is the only candidate with experience in the big chair to propel him to victory.


Mark Sutcliffe is hoping his centrist campaign for mayor will lead him to victory in Ottawa.

“I heard more and more from people that they thought there was a need for a strong centrist, sensible, non-partisan candidate to kind of come in and get everyone working together,” Sutcliffe said during an interview.

Sutcliffe, a lifelong resident of Ottawa, is an entrepreneur and businessman. He is in what many consider to be a three-way race with Coun. Catherine McKenney and former mayor Bob Chiarelli.


Outgoing Mayor Jim Watson says he hopes politicians of today make sure they underpromise and over-deliver.

"I think they all have to realize nothing is free in life. You can't promise free transit because you got to pay it somehow," said Watson.

Watson, who isn't seeking re-election in the Oct. 24 municipal vote, talked to the Algonquin Times about his exit from Ottawa City Hall.

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