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CBC News asked all the candidates in Ward 5 the same type of questions so that voters could know a little more about who might be their next councillor.

Ken Acton

CBC News has reached out to the candidate regarding the questionnaire; they have not responded as of the date of this publication.

Alessandro Didone (Alex)

CBC News has reached out to the candidate regarding the questionnaire; they have not responded as of the date of this publication.

Kaitlyn Desmarais

CBC News has reached out to the candidate regarding the questionnaire; they have not responded as of the date of this publication.

Ed Sleeman

Ed Slimane is seeking re-election in Ward 5 of Windsor. (Hebert Studio)

age: 79

Business: Windsor City Council Ward 5. a member of

Where do you live? Ward 5

Experience: 12 years as a member of the City Council for Ward 5, plus:

• University of Windsor – Bachelor of Applied Science in Industrial Engineering.
• University of Michigan – Associate’s Degree in Industrial Training.
• St. Clair’s College – Studied Management.
• Taught trade related courses to travelers and trainees.
• Past Members – Professional Engineers from Ontario, American Institute of Industrial Engineers, Canada Green Building Council.

What are the major issues facing your ward? Invest in Ward 5 to improve the quality of life. Over the past 12 years I have brought in an unprecedented level of infrastructure spending on roads, sewers and sidewalks in Ward 5 to provide safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. Provided many enhancements and features for Ward 5. Continuing our commitment to an age friendly city while pursuing job opportunities for our youth. Affordable housing clearly affects many people in our ward. I championed and focused efforts to streamline development approvals and building permits to attract more affordable housing being built for young families.

Why are you the right person for the job? I have always been financially responsible, transparent, accountable and accessible and support the role of the Auditor General and Asset Management Planning to achieve efficiency, cost control and environmental protection to provide quality public services at the cost of taxpayers .

I struggled to reduce my debt, increased our ability to pay as we went on to undertake multiple projects which meant savings to taxpayers.

My 12-year tenure and experience on council will be the steady hand needed to deliver Stelantis, the LG battery plant, to create thousands of new jobs and stay on track to build a multi-million dollar health care facility, hospital. City of Windsor.

My lifetime experience in the construction industry makes me one of the most effective watchdogs for taxpayers to minimize any costs incurred on municipal infrastructure and construction projects.

Something you want voters to know about you:

My decision to contest again was an easy one. I love what I do. It is my passion to work diligently with my colleagues on the Council on many issues important to both my Ward 5 and the City of Windsor as a whole. Of course, I’m a workaholic who dedicates more than 60 hours a week – working hard to give Ward 5 residents the representation they deserve. I am always on the phone and go nine yards extra for my voters.

curry soliere

Curry Solire is running in Ward 5 of Windsor. (Submitted by Curry Solier)

age: 38

Business: Mother, author, artist, activist and rally coordinator

Where do you live? windsor, ontario

Experience: I spent the last two years as the leader of Windsor’s organized response to COVID-related sanctions. This required me to keep myself up-to-date on ongoing developments and collaborate with diverse, capable, stubborn people. It has been the most educational and satisfying experience of my life. Easy to navigate hierarchies and regulations; Helping groups find equality despite conflicting aspirations is hard stuff, and it turns out I’m pretty good at it.

What are the major issues facing your ward? Whichever side of the fence we stand on, we can all agree that our community is suffering after the last two years of COVID restrictions. Ward 5 faces universal difficulties: economic, social, emotional and spiritual depression. Let’s rebuild Ward 5 in our own way. More freedom for small businesses to develop solutions they know work best for them. Greater respect for medical confidentiality in hiring practices and job policies. More authoritative information resources help clarify regulations, and empower residents to build resource independence. Namely, I want to make it easier for residents to use their personal assets efficiently, to save money, and to require less money in the first place. We also need to find honest, compassionate solutions to rising crime and opioid dependence.

Why are you the right person for the job? I love digging into the details and wrestling with the main conflicts, looking for creative proposals. There is nothing like finding a satisfactory settlement for a community. If you’re willing to think outside the box, “have your cake and eat it too,” is often possible.

Something you want voters to know about you: To learn more about my vision for Ward 5, visit http://www.councilcurrie.ca.

Richard St. Denis

Richard St. Denis is the council candidate for Windsor Ward 5. (Submitted by Richard St. Denis/Suiters)

age: 60 years old

Business: Stelantis Retired from Windsor Assembly (August 2020), now part time Arbor Memorial

Where do you live? I have a home with my wife and son (away from university for master’s degree) in Ward 5 for 22 years

Experience: The first delegation was accompanied by Mayor Mike Hurst, who has since been a representative of every mayor and council. Delegate to WECEC, WDLC and currently Chair Unifor Windsor Regional Environment Council.

What are the major issues facing your ward? communication with the Council in terms of raising a voice on issues and listening to residents; Quality of life, including safety and neighborhood concerns, and investment from both private groups and city council budgets. I graduated at the top of my accounting program at St. Clair’s College and was immediately hired by my accounting professor in my business.

Why are you the right person for the job? I have been active in the community not only in my chosen career field (environment), but in many other aspects, including serving on the board of directors for several groups, 21 years with Scouts Canada, 2 years as of 27 June Miracle Capt. is included. , as well as several church groups including Sunday School Teachers, Usher and Church Council.

Something you want voters to know about you: I have always been known as the person who has the results people want. During my time in the Windsor Assembly, I won many awards for achieving the results of programs and initiatives. One of these programs was to plant over 1,500 trees in Ward 5. There is always opportunity to improve the situation and I always look for the best and most efficient way to achieve success.