Mayorality candidates launching their election drive and fund raising events. You get to choose the winner.

council 100x100By Pepper Parr

June 16th, 2018



Mayoralty candidate Marianne Meed Ward is holding her first large fund raising event on June 21st at Joe Dogs on Brant Street – $25 at the door.

This is the first of what is expected to be numerous fundraiser, meet and greet and town hall events. “we’ll be everywhere “ said Meed Ward.

Goldring fund raiser 1st

Invitation from the Mayor.

Mayor Rick Golding is launching his re-election campaign on June 26th from 6:00-8:00PM at Faraway Greens Indoor Golf Club on Mainway.

Goldring is hosting a BBQ, with music and lots of fun! “I would love for you all to hear about my plans for the next four years” said Goldring in a media release.

The event is complimentary, but “donations to the campaign are always welcomed and encouraged.”

Meed Ward expects to be allowed to spend around $100,000 – the precise amount is based on a formula based on using the number of voters to determine the amount.

“We will spend everything we raise. Individual limits are $1200 per person, to a single candidate.”

A person can contribute to more than one candidate to a combined total per donor per municipality of $5000.
No corporate, union donations allowed (a good thing); only individual contributions. Meed Ward said: “I will not be accepting personal donations from developers. I believe it’s important to keep a professional, arm’s length relationship with the development community given the issues around development in Burlington.

“You’ll see in my 2006, 2010 and 2014 municipal campaigns I did not accept any contributions from developers. The current mayor and other councillors did.

The Meed Ward said her campaign team is made up of individuals of all ages and backgrounds from across the city and across the political spectrum.

MMW benefit graphic

Marianne Meed Ward promoting her fund raising event.

“We are not backed by any riding association, provincial/federal candidate or MP/MPP, and believe partisan politics have no place in municipal elections. We all set aside party politics and our team come together to work for the best interests of all the residents of Burlington. We are getting new volunteers every day, and welcome more people to join us!

“They can sign up at the campaign website here:”

Goldring’s campaign web site is at:


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1 comment to Mayorality candidates launching their election drive and fund raising events. You get to choose the winner.

  • Alfred

    Since many business owners could benefit from council decisions. Taxi owners, building supply companies, arborists. Paving companies, the list goes on and on. Will MMW keep an arm’s length relationship with them and refuse their personal donations. That slope gets quite slippery when you only exclude developers