If you are (or are considering becoming) a candidate in the 2014 municipal elections and wish to seek the endorsement of Better Choices Waterloo Region, you must fill out our candidate questionnaire.
We have two separate questionnaires, one for candidates for municipal and regional councils, and another for candidates for school boards. Both are based on the issues and candidate characteristics that our public consultations identified as being most important to us. The questionnaire is quite lengthy: we suggest downloading and printing the .pdf file of it and writing your responses off-line. Then open the on-line form and copy and paste your answers into it.
After receiving your questionnaire, the Better Choices Executive will schedule an interview with you. The Executive will then make a decision on your endorsement at its next monthly meeting. Our decision can be 1) endorsement; 2) non-endorsement; or 3) deferral until more information is obtained about you and/or other potential candidates in your race.
We will not accept any questionnaires after August 1, 2014. If you are considering running but do not wish to make your candidacy public until closer to the September 6th nomination deadline, you can still fill out our questionnaire and we will keep your interest confidential until you announce your candidacy publicly.
Municipal Candidate Questionnaire – .pdf version (we suggest downloading and reading this first)
Municipal Candidate Questionnaire – online version (please use this form to submit your answers)
School Board Candidate Questionnaire – .pdf version (we suggest downloading and reading this first)
School Board Candidate Questionnaire – online version (please use this form to submit your answers)