By Emil Tiedemann
There happens to be a Municipal Election coming up in Edmonton on October 18, 2021, and I think it's important for locals to get to know the City Council candidates running for their particular ward (as well as their Mayoral candidates, of course). I chose to get more involved in the election this year and so wanted to give each candidate a chance to tell us a little about themselves, their vision, and why you should vote for them. I have sent a 10-question questionnaire to each of the 2021 Edmonton Municipal Election candidates and will post their responses (100% as written) here as they come in. With that said, let's get to know...
"I'm a pharmacist providing care since 1994 with 3 locations around Edmonton, Canada and I am always looking for ways to expand."
I♥E/ Why do you want to run for City Council?
Mohammed Migdaddy/ People needs city councillor who understands their needs and I think I do.
I♥E/ Can you tell us about your past or current experiences that you think could possibly benefit/ translate to your position as a member of City Council?
MM/ I have been living in McCauley neighbourhood with my wife and 4 children area for 15 years. I have been operating pharmacies in downtown area (establisher, owners, clinical pharmacist, Manger) for more than 15 years.
I♥E/ What do you think are the 4 or 5 biggest issues facing Edmonton right now that you want to focus on most?
MM/ - Economy issue and recover after COVID pandemic.
- Homelessness, substance use, and mental health.
- Social issue: affordable housing for seniors and low income people.
- Hate-based violence.
I♥E/ What do you think are some of the issues/struggles affecting your particular ward that you would like to focus on most?
MM/ (Left unanswered)
I♥E/ What are some of the city/community initiatives that you loved and would like to expand upon?
MM/ - Infrastructure & Transit. Smart Transportation Action Plan.
- Indigenous Relations.
- City of Edmonton launches $300K grant program for community anti-racism projects.
I♥E/ What are some of the city/community initiatives that you are/were against, and what would you do differently?
MM/ SafeCityYEG is a web-based mapping tool that allows Edmontonians to report where they feel unsafe or safe in their communities and why.
I think the city needs to address this matter seriously through participation of communities.
I♥E/ Do you think elected officials, such as City Councillors, should be able to block people on social media sites like Twitter?
MM/ No, people should the right to follow their public representative like city councillors.
I♥E/ When it comes to COVID-19 restrictions, what do you think we got wrong (if anything) as a city or province, and is there anything you would want to do differently (municipally OR provincially)?
MM/ There is no doubt that COVID-19 pandemic effected every business especially small business. I’m a small business owners in downtown area and I met with many restaurant owners and others who are thinking of closure of their business and the city didn’t handle this problem properly. They could have given tax benefits for small business or grants.
I♥E/ What is your favourite thing about living in Edmonton?
MM/ I love my my family, I love people. My kids born and grew up in Edmonton, we love this city, we love diversity, we love recreation.
I♥E/ Can you describe yourself in 5 words or less?
MM/ Hard working, love good people.
Thank you, Mohammed!
Follow along with the candidates on Twitter. Visit Mohammed's website HERE.
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