Here's When Burlington Municipal Election Debates Are Taking Place


The municipal elections in Burlington come October 22 are sure to be a lively affair, with a strong crop of mayoral candidates to choose from, three retiring councillors leaving open seats and three incumbents facing strong challengers.

With such an array of candidates to choose from, it may be tough for the average voter to make a decision. Thankfully, some in the community have organized and are hosting debates for Burlington mayoral candidates and those running for city council.

Burlington Green, a non-profit environmental association, is hosting an all candidates event the first week of October. The format is a mayoral candidates debate with the balance of ward candidates able to engage and interact with the crowd before the debate takes place.

The candidate meet and greet will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the mayoral debate taking place at 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. A Halton school board trustees table will be available as well, but seating is limited.

But if you're looking for more specific debates besides mayoral ones in each of Burlington's six wards, there are other opportunities to get engaged (or enraged, if that's your cup of tea), with debates for council candidates organized by Engaged Citizens of Burlington:

  • WARD 1 - THURSDAY, October 4th - East Plains United Church, 375 Plains Road E.

  • WARD 2 - MONDAY, October 1st - Burlington Baptist Church, 2225 New Street.

  • WARD 3 - WEDNESDAY, September 26th - MM Robinson High School, 2425 Upper Middle Road.

  • WARD 4 - MONDAY, September 24th - Nelson High School, 4181 New Street.

  • WARD 5 - WEDNESDAY, September 19th - Robert Bateman High School, 5151 New Street.

  • WARD 6 - THURSDAY, September 20th - The Theatre at Hayden High School, 3040 Tim Dobbie Drive.

  • MAYORAL DEBATE - TUESDAY, October 9th - Burlington Central High School, 1433 Baldwin Street

All debates will run from 7 to 9 pm, with doors opening at 6:30 pm. Residents can submit their questions at info [at] engagedburlington [dot] ca 

Municipal elections take place on October 22.

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