Saskatoon mayoral hopefuls rehash platforms on election day
Saskatoon's top two mayoral candidates make their last pitches to undecided voters today as they head to the polls for the civic election.
Even though agricultural
researcher Tom Wolf has never served on city council, a recent Insightrix poll
showed he's still a contender.
"I think that we had a campaign of ideas and people kind of resonated with the ideas. They want to say you know, let's talk about this, why haven't we done that or how can we do this better," said Wolf.
Wolf plans on fixing what he calls an infrastructure deficit, integrating newcomers into Saskatoon and improving city services like snow removal and buses.
Incumbent Don Atchison said his campaign is about continuing to move in what he calls the "right direction."
"It's really about jobs, it's having friends and families moving back to Saskatoon, working so well with the provincial and federal governments, and the city is just going to continue to grow and prosper," said Atchison.
He also promised $12 to $15 million dollars of additional funding for roads over the next four to five years.
Wolf hopes to appeal to the university voter by building safer bike lanes and developing "secondary suites" like garage apartments.
Atchison said his focus would be on providing high-paying jobs for when students graduate.
Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today.
Only 27 per cent of Saskatoon voters cast a ballot during the last civic election in 2009.
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