Canada's Etobicoke Centre (Ward 4) city council candidates speak

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Monday, October 30, 2006

On November 13, Torontoians will be heading to the polls to vote for their ward's councillor and for mayor. Among Toronto's ridings is Etobicoke Centre (Ward 4). One candidate responded to Wikinews' requests for an interview. This ward's candidates include Shane Daly, Gloria Lindsay Luby (incumbent), and Sam Mehta.

For more information on the election, read "Toronto municipal election, 2006".

Sam Mehta

45-year-old Sam Mehta is in sales and marketing.

Q: Describe the three most important issues in your campaign.

A: See my plateform.[sic]

Q: What one election issue do you feel is most relevant to your ward in this election?

A: Youth Engagement

Q: Why have you chosen to involve yourself in the political process?

A: I feel our community deserves better

Q: Why do you want to represent this particular ward on council?

A: Lived in this ward 4 for more than 11 years

Q: How are you currently involved in the community?

A: Actively, member of 24/7 group that helps people in distress

Q: If you were elected as a "rookie" councillor, What would you bring to the table beyond the incumbent?

A: See my platform, specially Some of my specific actions.

Mehta did not answer the questions "What does Toronto mean to you?" or "Which council decision (since the 2003 election) do you feel the city/your ward should be most proud of, and which was least desirable?"