All Candidates Debate – Municipal Elections 2022

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(We are no longer accepting questions)

Here is the invitation email and rules sent to all candidates (as of Sept 28, 2022):

Sent to:

City Councillor

Ward 11 – Beacon Hill-Cyrville

  • Nicolas Castro
  • Miranda Gray
  • Tim Tierney

School Board Trustee

Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario – Zone 7 (Wards 02, 11)

  • Philippe Landry
  • Nenette Ntema-Mbudi

Ottawa Catholic School Board – Zone 5 (Wards 02, 11)

  • Marc Bélisle
  • Joanne MacEwan

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board – Zone 12 (Wards 02, 11)

  • Sandra Griffith-Bonaparte
  • Peter Heyck
  • Cathryne Milburn

Hi Candidate,

Thank you for taking our democratic system seriously, and throwing your hat in the ring.
We at the Beacon Hill Community Association always have an all-candidates debate before every election. This time around, since we still have Covid-19 to contend with, we’re going to do it slightly differently, while still maintaining as close as possible to our standard format.
To that end, here’s how we see it working, and there are some big benefits for you as it won’t require you to spend a full evening at our debate.
We are soliciting questions from our community. We are using On or around October 7th, we will choose (up to) our 5 top questions which I will send you immediately. Film your intros (60 seconds max) and answers to the questions (60 seconds max) and send them to the BHCA using ‘Reply’ email (link, or file is fine) by October 12th. I will post what I have received to a private YouTube channel for just the candidates to watch. Film your rebuttal to those answers (30 seconds max), followed by 60 seconds of closing statement by October 18th. I will edit the entirety of the videos together into one, and post (and promote) it on October 19th. Answers/videos that go over the allotted time will be cropped.
The entireties of the recordings will be posted, unedited, for transparency, but the video we will promote will be edited like this (to follow our usual ‘in-person’ debate style):
School board trustees (in alphabetical order by School Board), followed by City Councillors:
  1. Welcome message from BHCA
  2. Candidate A opening statement
  3. Candidate B opening statement
  4. Candidate C opening statement
  5. Candidate D opening statement
  6. Candidate E opening statement
  7. Question #1 asked
  8. Candidate B answers #1
  9. Candidate C answers #1
  10. Candidate D answers #1
  11. Candidate E answers #1
  12. Candidate A answers #1
  13. Candidate B responds to #1
  14. Candidate C responds to #1
  15. Candidate D responds to #1
  16. Candidate E responds to #1
  17. Candidate A responds to #1
  18. Question #2 asked
  19. Candidate C answers #2
  20. … (until all 5 questions have been asked, answered, and rebutted/commented)
  21. Closing statement from Candidate B
  22. Closing statement from Candidate C
  23. Closing statement from Candidate D
  24. Closing statement from Candidate E
  25. Closing statement from Candidate A
  26. Closing message from BHCA
We expect to post the Debate Video to the Internet on Wednesday, October 19, barring any unforeseen circumstances.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Jeff Kaluski,
President BHCA