2018 Council Candidate Questionnaire Response – George MacDonald

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MidlandCommunity.ca invited all candidates running for Council in this year’s election to respond to four important questions. We believe the answers provide all voters with additional information to make a more informed decision on who is best suited to lead Midland to a better and brighter future. When you cast your vote on October 22nd, please consider the best talent capable of getting Midland back to work through an unrelenting focus on supporting those things that matter most.


George J. MacDonald
Running For: Councillor Ward 1

I am running for Midland Town Council because…

I am passionate about. I understand the importance of respectfully debating issues, making difficult decisions that benefit the residents. I thoroughly enjoyed the “Ambassador for Midland” role in the past and would like to continue serving as Councillor Ward One.

My vision for Midland is...

Moving forward, Midland Council will have to make decisions on new technology, upgrades to our parks, roads, sidewalks, water and sewage plant while harmonizing the “big dig” project on King Street. Midland will need to work with County Council on affordable housing. A Community Safety Plan necessitates further development and consulting. I firmly believe in supporting local businesses and service clubs and know their beneficial contribution to our community.

I will accomplish this vision by focusing on the following three things:

(a) I recognize that health and social issues should not be ignored and will work with our numerous successful agencies on these challenges by supporting the implementation of the 10-Year Affordable Housing and Homelessness Prevention Strategy along with the County of Simcoe, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing and the general public.

(b) Work on the Midland Bay Landing Development Corporation to develop the site and ensure public access to the waterfront

(c) Support the Economic Development Corporation of North Simcoe in attracting businesses and jobs to Midland

Describe your top three accomplishments that make you a good candidate for Council. For current or previous members of council, please focus on your top three as a council member:

While serving on Midland Council, I have been part of a team that has been successful in many projects of all sizes

(a) the sidewalk on Howard Street
(b) Chigamik/Waypoint Health Hub
(c) a new Operation Centre where Public Works, Parks & Recreation – all under one roof.

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