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District 1 Waverley–Fall River–Musquodoboit Valley

On the phone with candidates Cathy Deagle-Gammon, Stephen Kamperman, Arthur Wamback and Steve Streatch
Non-profit leader Cathy Deagle-Gammon “The value that I can bring as a councillor is a really good understanding of the public dollar.” Former volunteer firefighter Stephen Kamperman He’d like to see the residents of his district getting more services for the taxes they pay.

District 2 Preston–Chezzetcook–Eastern Shore

On the Phone with candidates David Boyd, David Hendsbee and Nicole Johnson
Fed-up resident David Boyd Boyd says the current councillor is out of touch with constituents. Career politician David Hendsbee “If I’m re-elected I will become the dean with tenure.”

District 3 Dartmouth South-Eastern Passage

On the phone with candidates Vishal Bhardwaj, Clinton Desveaux, Lloyd Jackson, Becky Kent and George Mbamalu
Human Rights Commision board member Vishal Bhardwaj He has “a lot” of campaign commitments, including supports for mental health and seniors.” Wetlands proponent Clinton Desveaux He served Canada as a soldier, now he wants to serve Eastern Passage as councillor.

District 4 Cole Harbour–Westphal

On the phone with Ryan Burris, Marisa DeMarco, Kevin Foran, Darryl Johnson, Jerome Lagmay, Jamie MacNeil, Chris Mont, Trish Purdy, Jessica Quillan, John Stewart and Caroline Williston
Affordable housing advocate Ryan Burris “We’re in a housing crisis. It’s a tough one for people, especially with the current pandemic.”

District 5 Dartmouth Centre

On the phone with candidates Sam Austin and Mitch McIntyre
Incumbent Sam Austin "There are areas in policing that police do now, that could be done better." Former police officer Mitch McIntyre Instead of defunding the police, McIntyre says more money is needed to give cops better training.

District 6 Harbourview–Burnside–Dartmouth East

On the phone with candidates Douglas Day, Tony Mancini and Ibrahim Manna
Douglas Day, a voice for low-income earners “You’re supposed to be representing everybody, not just the high-class.” Incumbent Tony Mancini The sitting councillor has a focus on improving north end Dartmouth.

District 7 Halifax South Downtown

On the Phone with Waye Mason, Jen Powley and Craig Roy
Activist Craig Roy He wants to improve the affordable housing crisis in downtown Halifax. Incumbent Waye Mason "I’m trying to really focus on, ‘what can the municipality do that doesn’t require the province?’"

District 8 Halifax Peninsula North

On the Phone with Virginia Hinch, Dylan Kennedy and Lindell Smith
Housing advocate Virginia Hinch Hinch says she wants everyone to be a part of development discussions. Former bartender Dylan Kennedy The candidate is calling for a 50 percent cut in the Halifax Regional Police budget.

District 9 Halifax West Armdale

On the Phone with two Sha(w/u)ns a Bill and a Stephen—with no word from Gerry in the race for District 9.
Stay-at-home dad Shaun Clark He’d like to see a more accessible city for disabled people. Incumbent Shawn Cleary He says he's the only councillor to date who's tangibly de-funded the police.

District 10 Halifax–Bedford Basin West

On the Phone with all eight candidates vying for the empty District 10 seat.
20-year-old candidate Kyle Morton If elected, the SMU student will switch to part-time studies to serve as Halifax’s youngest councillor. Environment advocate Kathryn Morse Educated in environmental planning and politics, she wants to help Halifax grow better and smarter.

District 11 Spryfield–Sambro Loop–Prospect Road

On the Phone with Stephen Chafe, Matt Conrad, Bruce Cook, Patty Cuttell, Kristen Hollery, Ambroise Matwawana, Lisa Mullin, Hannah Munday, Dawn Edith Penney and Pete Rose.
Food security advocate Stephen Chafe “We’re in a food desert.

District 12 Timberlea–Beechville–Clayton Park–Wedgewood

On the Phone with John Bignell, Iona Stoddard and Richard Zurawski
Paramedic John Bignell The active volunteer says there’s lots to fix in the district, and he’s ready to get the area back on track. “Affordable everything” proponent Iona Stoddard “Affordable housing, affordable transit.

District 13 Hammonds Plains–St. Margarets

On the Phone with Derek Bellemore, Tim Elms, Robert Holden, Darrell Jessome, Nick Horne, Pam Lovelace and Iain Taylor
Political science graduate Derek Bellemore “I just see so many issues in the city that I think should be resolved.” Policy procurement expert Tim Elms “We really, really need to focus on supporting local businesses.”

District 14 Middle/Upper Sackville–Beaver Bank–Lucasville

On the Phone with Lisa Blackburn, who's up for her seat against Greg Frampton, but nobody could get a hold of Frampton, so it's just Blackburn for now.
Incumbent Lisa Blackburn "The thing that makes me the most proud is the work that we did to re-establish the historic boundaries for Lucasville."

District 15 Lower Sackville

On the Phone with Jay Aaron Roy, Mary Lou LeRoy, Anthony Mrkonjic, Paul Russell and David Schofield
Social justice advocate Jay Aaron Roy Whether it’s affordable transit or accessibility issues, Roy wants to make sure everyone's voice is heard.

District 16 Bedford–Wentworth

We guarantee Tim Outhit will be returning to his council seat.
Acclaimed councillor Tim Outhit Outhit is the only incumbent councillor running unopposed in the 2020 HRM election.

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