2017 Municipal Election

The Municipal Election will take place on October 16th, 2017. CAPRA is interested in discovering how Red Deer candidates would address a variety of issues if they were elected to City Council. We’ve chosen a number of topics that we feel are relevant today – the high-cost of alternative financial services, the social well-being of citizens, living wage and housing. We are asking candidates to Tell Us What You Think about a series of questions on each topic.

You can find background information and resources on each topic here:

For a list of the questions being asked – Tell Us What You Think

We will post responses from municipal candidates here as they are received. Check back regularly to stay informed.

Responses to all 4 topics from Tanya HandleyBuck BuchananJason Habuza Matt Chapin

Responses from candidates on High-Cost Alternative Financial Services:

Responses from candidates on Social Well-being:

Responses from candidates on Living Wage:

Responses from candidates on Housing:

You will find the complete list of candidates at http://elections.reddeer.ca/for-voters/.

If you are interested in more information on the municipal role in addressing poverty, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have made 12 recommendations. Read about it in their report Ending Poverty Starts Locally.

If you are interested in more information on the various policy options to address high-cost alternative financial services Momentum has prepared a policy brief – High-Cost Alternative Financial Services: Policy Options.