Please update your address book with my contact information below.

It is an honour and a privilege to serve our community and I am very much looking forward to serving for another term. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Sean W. Strickland
Regional Councillor - City of Waterloo

150 Frederick St.
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4J3

Phone: 519-575-4400

Email: Sstrickland@regionofwaterloo.ca

Twitter: @SeanSstrickland

Facebook: facebook.com/CouncillorSean2014

Thank You for Your Support

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TREMENDOUS SUPPORT!

It's been almost a week and our family's life is starting to get back to "normal" as we unwind from the Municipal election. We are so grateful for the tremendous support we received from the community and would just like to say THANKS!

First, let me thank my team who did an outstanding job. Thanks to the donors, the sign crews, the communications team, the volunteers, the printers, the advisors, folks who took a sign as well as those who called, emailed and participated in our town hall. Thanks to everyone who made this campaign a huge success, and thank you to all the voters who came out and cast their ballots for the candidate of their choice.

I would also like to thank all the well wishers and people who offered congratulations in overwhelming numbers. I have tried to respond to everyone and I apologize if I didn't send you a personal note.

Finally, the next 4 years of council will have its challenges. I will meet them head on and will always share my views clearly and forthright. We may not always agree, but you will always know where I stand. You also know that I am always a phone call or email away if you want to share your views.

 

ELECTION DAY!

If you are not on the voter's list or haven't received your voter cards, please follow the instructions on the Elections page of the City of Waterloo website.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me by email at sean@seanstrickland.com. As well, you can phone me at 519.725.4640 or fax me at 519.885.7663.

Remember to "follow" me on Twitter and "like" me on Facebook, AND CHECK OUT THE NEW VIDEOS ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL.

Regards,
Sean Strickland
http://www.seanstrickland.com

Promises Made, Promises Kept

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THANK YOU.

Today is the Day! The last sign has gone up and the last door has been knocked on. The last tweet and facebook post is on the horizon. This campaign - we have done it all! Fundraising, social media, canvassing, YouTube and debates. Whew, I need a break just thinking about the last 6 weeks!

All that remains is your decision - your vote.

During this campaign I pledged to work on four key areas:

TAXES: We need to keep tax increases in check.

TRANSPORTATION: We need to focus on building the LRT on time and on budget, and not lose focus on continuing to invest in conventional transit, roads, bridges and cycling infrastructure.

JOBS: We need to renew our commitment to economic prosperity and support the newly formed Regional Economic Development Committee to deliver new jobs to our community.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING: We need to continue to invest in, and where possible, increase our investment in providing more transitional, supportive and affordable housing.

My track record of making sound investments in infrastructure and social programs while keeping tax increases to a minimum will continue if re-elected. I need your support.

Now is not the time to turn back the clock. A total of 8 members of Regional Council have chosen not to seek re-election during this campaign. Now is not the time to vote for change.

Now is the time to vote for proven, experienced and dedicated leadership.

I ask for your support. Thank you.

Final Campaign Thoughts

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SOME FINAL CAMPAIGN THOUGHTS BEFORE WE CAST OUR BALLOTS!

As we head to the polls tomorrow [Monday] in one of the most important and contested elections in the last while, my campaign team is buoyed by the tremendous support you have shown over the past several weeks. We have spent time in all of Waterloo's neighbourhoods, from Uptown to Laurelwood to Clair Hills and places in between. Here is a small sample of some of the positive things people are saying about the campaign:

We watched the debate and were impressed with your responses. We all agreed that you were the only candidate to present both facts and strategies for the future and did so in a clear and concise manner. Well done!
Chris from Beechwood

Sean, given you have showed me such courtesy, my wife and I will vote for you.
Glenn from Westvale

My wife and I voted for you today.
James from Eastbridge

Our momentum has been steadily building during the campaign but I need your help to carry it through to victory on election day. I ask for your support so that I am able to deliver on my promises and help to continue building and growing our great community.

Please click on the image below for my closing remarks in the Rogers TV debate involving the candidates from the City of Waterloo seeking election to Regional Council.

Experience isn't just an asset - it's a necessity. Let's not jeopardize all of the progress we've made as a community. Let's keep moving our community forward into a prosperous future.

Waterloo Region Taxes and Debt

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TAXES AND DEBT - THE ISSUES I AM ASKED ABOUT MOST OFTEN DURING THIS ELECTION CAMPAIGN.

TAXES

Over the past four [4] years, I have made more than 40 resolutions to reduce the Region's Operating Budget - resolutions that have received the full support of Council. The combined Operating and Capital Budgets for the Region total $1.5 billion. Regional taxes account for 50% of your property tax bill. However, in an era where owning a home and renting property is becoming more and more expensive, it is important the Region spend your money wisely.

My promise in this Campaign is to ensure that Regional Budgets remain under control and future tax increases are kept to a minimum.

Please check out this clip from the recent all-candidates debate on Rogers TV involving all those seeking election to Waterloo Regional Council from the City of Waterloo.

DEBT

Unlike federal and provincial governments, municipal governments cannot run deficits. We run balanced budgets every year. Any debt is 100% related to infrastructure, AND the Region does pay down the debt each year. Yes, we have debt. We are a growing community. Our debt financing arrangements however are well managed and reasonable as validated by Moody's Credit Rating Service where we have maintained a AAA credit rating for the past 20 years.

If you would like to see me debate these issues and others, please tune in to Rogers TV. The debate will be rebroadcast one more time in its entirety tomorrow [Saturday, October 25th] beginning at 10 pm.

You can also watch the debate anytime by visiting RogersTV.com or following this link. NOTE: You must be a Rogers subscriber to access the video.

 

ELECTION DAY IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER.

Not on the voter's list? No problem! Follow the instructions on the Elections page of the City of Waterloo website.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me by email at sean@seanstrickland.com. As well, you can phone me at 519.725.4640 or fax me at 519.885.7663.

Remember to "follow" me on Twitter and "like" me on Facebook, AND CHECK OUT THE NEW VIDEOS ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL.

Regards,
Sean Strickland
http://www.seanstrickland.com

Affordable Housing and Jobs

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THE HOMELESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ARE AMONG THE REAL ISSUES IN THIS CAMPAIGN.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

In this Campaign, I am promising to ensure that Waterloo Regional Council will continue to make affordable housing, including emergency, transitional and supportive housing, a high priority for the years to come.

The provision of a full-range of housing including affordable housing is a key component to establishing complete communities and building a thriving economy. Despite creating more than 2,000 affordable housing units for individuals and families in Waterloo Region, there unfortunately remains a wait list of more than 3,000 households in need of affordable housing. The recent closure of several Out of the Cold Programs will result in added pressure this winter and beyond.

Regional Council can be proud of its accomplishments in this area...but more needs to be done, and I will work hard to ensure that needed resources and a focus continues to be placed on affordable housing.

Supporters are even tweeting about this issue.

JOBS

I am excited about the recently formed Regional Economic Development Corporation. While our economy has bounced back from the recession of 2008, the recovery has been slow and remains uncertain. However, even though our tech sector remains vibrant, our present economic development strategy is not comprehensive and coordinated enough to attract sufficient and new jobs to our community.

That's why I say this new Regional Economic Development Corporation needs to do more than just exist. It needs to set targets and results must be transparent. It is my promise in this campaign to ensure that happens during the upcoming term of Waterloo Regional Council.

If you would like to see me debate these issues and others, please tune in to Rogers TV. The debate among candidates from the City of Waterloo seeking election to Waterloo Regional Council will be rebroadcast one more time in its entirety this Saturday [October 25th] beginning at 10 pm.

You can also watch the debate anytime by visiting RogersTV.com or following this link. NOTE: You must be a Rogers subscriber to access the video.

Community Debate

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COMMUNITY DEBATE AT WATERLOO MEMORIAL RECREATION COMPLEX TONIGHT!

I have been invited to participate in a "community debate" this [Monday, October 20th] evening involving all of the candidates from the City of Waterloo seeking election to Waterloo Regional Council. Thanks to the Waterloo Voter Support Committee for organizing this event.

Please consider attending as this will be an excellent opportunity to listen to my position on all of the campaign issues and ask me any questions you may have about my promises to help move Waterloo Region forward.

The debate will begin at 7:00 pm in the Hauser Haus at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex [101 Father David Bauer Drive]. Two [2] hours have been allotted for the debate.

I hope to see you there.

 

ELECTION DAY IS NEARING.

If you are unable to cast your ballot on October 27th, please vote at the Advance Polls. Today and tomorrow [Saturday, October 18th] will be your last chance to vote in the Advance Polls. You can cast your ballot at RIM Park, the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex and the John Harper Branch of the Waterloo Public Library [on Fischer Hallman Road North]. The hours are 12 pm to 8 pm. today. Tomorrow's [Saturday] hours are 10 am. to 6 pm.

Not on the voter's list? No problem! Follow the instructions on the Elections page of the City of Waterloo website.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me by email at sean@seanstrickland.com. As well, you can phone me at 519.725.4640 or fax me at 519.885.7663.

Remember to "follow" me on Twitter and "like" me on Facebook, AND CHECK OUT THE NEW VIDEOS ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL.

Regards,
Sean Strickland
http://www.seanstrickland.com

Debate Follow Up

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HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT LAST NIGHT'S REGIONAL COUNCILLOR DEBATE.

"Thank you for your responsible and professional leadership. Be assured of my vote as you continue to offer leadership through your office".

"You can count on us on election day".

"I appreciate your ability to assess, develop solutions, and communicate local and global contexts".

"Very professional! You were by far the strongest candidate. Thank you for your honesty and leadership".

Rogers Cable 20 last night aired the Regional Councillors debate with the candidates from the City of Waterloo. I was very pleased to participate and share my knowledge and experience as a member of Waterloo Regional Council as well as my vision for our community moving forward.

In case you weren't able to catch the debate, click on the image below to see a small sample of my comments.

This was the first of four [4] broadcasts by Rogers TV of this debate. The debate will be rebroadcast three additional times:

Monday October 20 @ 9 pm
Thursday October 23 @ 12 am
Saturday October 25 @ 10 pm

You can also watch the debate anytime by visiting RogersTV.com or following this link. NOTE: You must be a Rogers subscriber to access the video.

 

ELECTION DAY IS NOT FAR OFF.

A reminder that advance polls are now open through this Saturday [October 18th]. You can cast your ballot at RIM Park, the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex and the John Harper Branch of the Waterloo Public Library [on Fischer Hallman Road North]. The hours are 12 pm to 8 pm. today and tomorrow [Friday]. Saturday's hours are 10 am. to 6 pm.

Not on the voter's list? No problem! Follow the instructions on the Elections page of the City of Waterloo website.

If my team can assist you in any way, please let me know by emailing me at sean@seanstrickland.com. As well, you can phone me at 519.725.4640 or fax me at 519.885.7663.

Remember to "follow" me on Twitter and "like" me on Facebook, AND CHECK OUT THE NEW VIDEOS ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL.

Regards,
Sean Strickland
http://www.seanstrickland.com

TV Debate of the Issues

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GET INFORMED! PLEASE TUNE IN TONIGHT AS ROGERS TV AIRS REGIONAL COUNCILLOR DEBATE.

The candidates seeking election to Waterloo Regional Council from the City of Waterloo will be debating the issues in this election on Rogers Cable 20 this evening. This debate is sponsored by Rogers TV and is one in a series of debates for all of the election races throughout Waterloo Region.

Tonight's broadcast begins at 7 pm. and is the first of four [4] broadcasts of this debate.

The debate will be rebroadcast on the following days:

Wednesday October 16 @ 7 pm
Monday October 20 @ 9 pm
Thursday October 23 @ 12 am
Saturday October 25 @ 10 pm

You can also watch the debate anytime by visiting RogersTV.com or following this link. NOTE: You must be a Rogers subscriber to access the video.

Among the issues I will be debating with my colleagues are taxes, light rapid transit, affordable housing, the airport and jobs.

Given the debate was taped earlier this month, you will not be able to call and ask questions. However, I would very much to hear your thoughts on these and other issues. As you know, I value your opinions and advice.

Please contact me by email at sean@seanstrickland.com. As well, you can phone me at 519.725.4640 or fax me at 519.885.7663.

 

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL!

This week, I had the pleasure to visit with the "legendary" Chris from Mr. Sub in Uptown Waterloo. Chris and his family have been in business for 40 years in Uptown Waterloo. Both of us found it hard to believe that he's been making subs for 40 years and I've been eating them for 40 years!

ELECTION DAY IS NOT FAR OFF.

Your Support WILL make a Difference

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DONATIONS, SIGNS AND VOLUNTEERS ARE WINNING INGREDIENTS FOR A SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN!

Organizing and running an election campaign is a busy undertaking. It requires a significant investment of time, money and resources. This is an effort I am pleased to make since it is an honour and a privilege to serve the citizens of Waterloo. With your support, I hope to serve another term.

DONATIONS

It takes money to run a successful campaign. Signs, literature, advertising and phone calls require dollars. I am so grateful to have many people make financial contributions to the Campaign. Thank you.

To date, we have reached 90% of our fundraising goal.

However, we can still use a little more. With 12 days left until Election Day, we are in the final push and your financial support can be the difference.

To date, your generosity has helped us raise approximately 75% of our Campaign goal. We're almost there! To help us reach our goal, simply click here.

With election day not far away, our Campaign is swinging into high gear. As a result, we're still looking for another 50 volunteers. If you have some time available in the next couple of weeks, please let us know by clicking here.

As for lawn signs, we would like to put up as many signs throughout our community to ensure voters have the best opportunity to connect with me and learn of my campaign to make the City of Waterloo and the Region of Waterloo a better place to work, live and raise a family. If you would like to put up a lawn sign on your property, please click here.

Advance polls are now open. You can cast your ballot beginning today at RIM Park, the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex and the John Harper Branch of the Waterloo Public Library [on Fischer Hallman Road North]. The hours are 12 pm to 8 pm.

Not on the voter's list? No problem! Follow the instructions on the Elections page of the City of Waterloo website.

If my team can assist you in any way, please let me know by emailing me at sean@seanstrickland.com. As well, you can phone me at 519.725.4640 or fax me at 519.885.7663.

Remember to "follow" me on Twitter and "like" me on Facebook, AND CHECK OUT THE NEW VIDEOS ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL.

Regards,
Sean Strickland
http://www.seanstrickland.com