2018 Council Candidate Questionnaire Response – Carole McGinn Nichols

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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.


Carole McGinn Nichols
Running For: Councillor Ward 2

I am running for Midland Town Council because…

I seek to serve you & Midland in a level of government closest to you. I value the wisdom of elders, dreams of youth, hopes of business owners and understand concerns of families. Midland is my families home and yours, with your guidance we together can make policies and decisions to stand behind. I enjoy interacting with and learning from people in various sectors & communities. Together, respecting and learning from our past we can design a future worthy of passing on.

My vision for Midland is...

For our town to be accessible, safe & an inclusive healthy community in all stages/circumstances in life. Where our diversity and rich culture, assets, Midland Bay Landing and services are a source of pride, a draw for tourists and businesses.  A town that trust its elects, has sustainable growth, excellent financial management practices, suitable infrastructure, is ecologically responsible, is a role model in communications, outreach, urban design, job retention and environmental practices.

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

Fair Taxation & Fiscal Management– manage costs effectively; without compromising efficiency and service levels- infrastructure and capital expense projects; managed critically – forecasting and planning for future needs.

Support the EDCNS– be policy & planning friendly. Support mentorship and training partnerships with educators, businesses & neighbours. Measure against the Human Development Index

Listen to your ideas. Be solution based. Consider new means of increasing: healthy living index, job attraction, housing security & community pride

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:

I follow through.

2014 platform. Health Care. I attended Queens Park with SOS GBGH supporters. I authoured the paper presented to the minister of health.

I became a PFC advisor (community advocate) on two committees (LHIN & HQOntario). Midlands Accessibility Advisory Committee, 2nd Term.

Recent Education

Partners in Research

 Caring Science

Analytics & data management

BioMedical Research Harvard Med (remote)

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