Civic government differs from provincial and federal in this province by way of not having political parties involved. Sure we may say we think so and so councillor leans left or right but unless they tell us we don’t really know if they are members of a specific party. Independent civic politicians are much closer to the people than MLA’s or MP’s on a day to day basis. It is much simpler to have one on one communication with a civic politician and a Town Hall meeting, like the one being held this evening in Saskatoon’s Ward 9, gives us an opportunity to have an open and free discussion without the spectre of right-wing, left-wing party lines. Not every Saskatoon councillor chooses to hold one of these Town Hall meetings but a few do including Ward 9 Councillor Bev Dubois who is holding one this evening at Lakeridge School on Waterbury Road. It’s free and starts with a coffee meet & greet at 6pm with special guest Mayor Charlie Clark. The formal meeting begins at 7pm This is a perfect opportunity for residents of Lakeridge, Lakeview and Lakeview Suburban Centre, Wildwood, Rosewood and Nutana Suburban Centre to hear about Ward 9 and overall city developments and to ask questions. If you can’t come in person there will be a live stream on Facebook starting at 7pm.
That’s Coffeetalk. I’m Vic Dubois.