Advance polls open in election for new Cumberland councillor


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Cumberland byelection candidate Catherrine Kitts
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Among her priorities are road safety, a COVID-19 testing centre, establishing a federal hub, protecting rural farmland and villages, and improving LRT. Among his priorities are improving infrastructure and roads in the ward, and attracting jobs to the area.

Denis Labrèche: President of the Carlsbad Springs Community Association, Labrèche has worked has worked extensived in video production and television, for Rogers, Global TV, TVOntario, and was a cameraman with TVO. Since 2006 he’s worked in IT and multimedia in the federal government.

Cumberland byelection candidate Dennis Labreche
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Craig MacAulay: MacAulay ran for the College ward seat in 2010, finishing eighth in an eight-horse race with 239 votes. Four years later, he more than quadrupled his vote tally, finishing third. In 2018, he captured almost 2,300 votes in a mayoralty race that saw him finish fourth, well behind Jim Watson. His bellscorners blog does not clearly list his priorities for Cumberland.

Mark Scharfe: Scharfe served with the Ottawa Police for more than 20 years, and says that if he’s elected, he’ll work for just a dollar per year. He lists returning to weekly garbage pickup, scrapping the green bin program, and eliminating the stormwater tax on properties with their own wells or septic systems as his top three priorities. He would also push to have the LRT equipped with a diesel locomotive, paid for with the savings from getting rid of the green bin program.

Patrick Uguccioni: Uguccioni grew up in Carlsbad Springs and earned a journalism diploma from Algonquin College. He and his wife and two children live in Orléans. He is managing editor of Your Community Voice community newspaper and was a longtime city hall staffer. He was also a communications adviser for former mayor Larry O’Brien. Uguccioni lists as his priorities a commitment to better local bus service and investments in roads and pedestrian and cycling networks, as well as job growth in the area, and keeping rural Cumberland a part of Orléans.