Election day is on Monday October 27. If you haven’t voted yet, go to your municipality’s office to cast your ballot, you have until 8:00 p.m. on Monday.

Information on what candidates had to say in each all candidates meeting can be found below. There are also links to each story outlining Reeve and Deputy-Reeve answers to probing questions in Minden Hills and Dysart et al.

Here is an overview of the election in Minden Hills and Dysart et al:

Municipality of Dysart et al

Reeve candidates

  • Janis Parker on Dysart’s need for an economic development plan in Dysart, click here.
  • Murray Fearrey on why he’s positive about the state of Dysart, click here.
  • Janis Parker discusses what Dysart needs to capitalize on, click here.
  • Murray Fearrey says one challenge isn’t bigger than another in Dysart, click here.
  • Janis Parker talks college residence and pool in Dysart, click here.
  • Murray Fearrey on community’s role to keep people here, click here.
  • Janis Parker says her economic development plan came out of the abundance of poverty in Haliburton County, click here.
  • Murray Fearrey says the community centre isn’t something that can happen now, click here.
  • Janis Parker and Murray Fearrey talk about supporting local food, click here.

Deputy-Reeve candidates

  • Andrea Roberts explains why the cultural plan would make a good economic tool, click here.
  • Dennis Casey says he would like to see a more vibrant community, click here.
  • Andrea Roberts talks about why she’s running for Deputy-Reeve, click here.
  • Andrea Roberts talks about features in Dysart, how to build on them, click here.
  • Dennis Casey says Dysart’s biggest challenge next term will be the budget, click here.

Township of Minden Hills

Reeve candidates

  • Brigitte Gall believes council needs to work better with the business community, click here.
  • Barb Reid says Minden Hills’ reputation has taken a beating, click here.
  • Brent Devolin commits to one-digit percentage increase in taxes, click here.
  • Barb Reid says community input will be needed for tough decisions in Minden Hills, click here.
  • Brigitte Gall talks about her involvement in the vision team, click here.
  • Brent Devolin says future development in Minden Hills should be on Highway 35, click here.
  • Brent Devolin believes an open and collaborative council will heal wounds, click here.
  • Barb Reid talks about the need for aggressive marketing in Minden Hills, click here.
  • Brigitte Gall says council will have to work together on tough decisions, click here.

Deputy-Reeve candidates

  • John Beattie says the township is progressing well, click here.
  • Cheryl Murdoch says council members have to be open and honest, click here.
  • Rick Ashall talks about the tough decisions to make in Minden Hills, click here.
  • Cheryl Murdoch says new council needs to apply for more government money to help cover costs, click here.
  • Rick Ashall says Minden Hills should have an aggressive marketing plan, click here.
  • John Beattie says personalities can’t ‘rock the boat’ in Minden Hills, click here.
  • John Beattie says there are ways to skimp on budget to help with costs, click here.
  • Cheryl Murdoch talks about the need for Minden to be a four season venue, click here.
  • Rick Ashall says council should be working with staff and the community, click here.

Here is an overview of all five all candidates meetings that took place across Haliburton County:

For the Highlands East candidates, click here.

For the Algonquin Highlands candidates, click here.

For the Dysart et al candidates, click here.

For the Minden Hills candidates, click here.

For the Reeve and Deputy-Reeve candidates across the county, click here.