Ward 5 candidates

council 100x100By Staff

September 15th, 2018



Ward 5 mapWendy Moraghan
Burlington, ON, L7L 3Z9

Daniel Roukema
Burlington, ON, L7L 6Z3

Paul Sharman
5070 Spruce Ave., Burlington, ON, L7L 1M8

Mary Alice St. James

Xin Yi Zhang

Mark Carr will moderate the ward 5 debate.

Mark Carr is the on air host for Cogeco TV program The Issue.  He has been doing public television work for more than 20 years.

He has been involved in political life as campaign manager for four successful provincial and a federal elections.

He ran for public office and served as a city Councillor and Regional Councillor for ward 6 in Burlington.  He served as Chair of the Burlington Planning and Development committee and Budget and Strategic Planning committees. He is the recipient of Ontario Public Service Award in 2010 and 2017 and Medal of Volunteerism, from Government of Canada.

He is the Executive Director for a not-for-profit agency.  He has volunteered his time with Community Cares Halton (Police Services) Board of Directors, Oakville Dispute Mediators, Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Bereaved Families of Ontario and Board of Directors, Sustainable Development Committee.

Mark has moderated debates for several years iat both the federal, provincial and municipal levels.

Mark is an honours graduate in Communications and Conflict Management from the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies at Conrad Grebel/University of Waterloo and is a long-time resident of Burlington.


ECOB logoECoB – Engaged Citizens of Burlington was formed in December of 2017 when a number of residents became concerned about the rate of and scope of development that was taking place in the downtown core.

Citizen engagement was a key issue.  Residents felt that Council was not listening to their concerns regarding their vision of what they would like their Burlington to look like.

ECoB set out to educate and inform residents.  They held an event for anyone wanting to run in the October 2018 municipal election and built a to scale Lego based model of what the city would look like with developments that were approved and planned.  The city administration said there wasn’t time to have this 3D model built – so ECoB did it.

They then set out to hold debates in each of the wards in the city, something that had not been done before as well as a debate for those running for the office of Mayor.

The organization is funded by donations from people who attend meetings.

Pure grass roots organization.

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