Taking A Seat At The Table

When I wrote this back in February, I had no idea that, 5 months later, I would be seeking nomination for the West Lincoln Niagara Regional Council seat. Thank you to all the amazing women in politics in Niagara who have inspired me to take my seat at the table.

#Niagara #NiagaraRegion #ONPoli #WomenInPolitics

Emily Spanton: WhatDoesntKillU

As featured in the February edition of The Sound STC: @TheSoundSTC or Facebook

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“Remember who put you in office:
it wasn’t you, it was the people.”
– Debbie Zimmerman,
Niagara Regional Chair (1997-2003)

We live in a time and place where racism and misogyny are rampant and unchecked. Just ask Mohamad AlJumaily, who was accosted by another resident at Regional Council in December and accused of being a terrorist – simply for being a man of colour. What kind of values do we project to the rest of Canada, and the world, when we have a regional council who stands by while our Charter Rights are trampled on? From Andy Petrowski’s antics to the Press Freedom Fiasco, Niagara politics have become a national joke.

I recently attended a workshop at the St Catharines library entitled How You Can Build A Better Niagara: Running for Municipal Office. The event was…

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Author: Emily Spanton

Candidate, City of #StCatharines for #NiagaraRegion Council Twitter: @WhatDoesntKillU Facebook: fb.me/WhatDoesntKillU Contact: EmailEmilySpanton@gmail.com

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