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October 15, 2016

A City Focused On Fairness, Affordability, Dignity and Justice

This year’s municipal elections haven’t been the typical elections that have happened every year, offering little chance of change from the status quo. In this election, we have seen an unprecedented diversity in candidates, and we have seen candidates speak clearly in support of issues that directly affect residents across our municipality, and not just property developers and large landlords. …

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October 15, 2016

Today Is Election Day. I Just Need One More Thing From You… Your Vote.

Today is Municipal Election Day. And today I need your help. I want to fight for a city where we can see ourselves reflected… where the issues that we care about are reflected at City Hall. A City that prioritizes affordable housing, free transit, free rec programs, and issues of poverty and social inequality. I’m so grateful for the support …

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October 13, 2016

Gabriel Enxuga Rejects Campaign Donations From Property Developers

Elections in our city have been heavily influenced for too many years by election campaign donations to Council candidates by property developers. Gabriel Enxuga’s campaign for Regional Council in District 5 (Dartmouth Centre) has made the decision that no donations will be accepted from developers. “Property developers are amongst the largest donors to municipal election campaigns in our city,” says …

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October 5, 2016

Gabriel Enxuga Responds to Greater Halifax Arts Coalition Candidate Survey

I was pleased to respond to the Greater Halifax Arts Coalition Survey for 2016 HRM Council Candidates, and have provided the full text of my responses to this survey below. Do you support the creation of an arms length arts and culture granting body within 3 years? Yes. In order to foster innovative artistic production and presentation, it is important …

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October 4, 2016

Our City Needs To Commit To Diversity and Equity

Our municipal government has a strong role to play in ensuring that issues of diversity and equity are prioritized and that systemic racism is challenged by removing barriers faced by marginalized communities. Equitable Representation on Regional Council It speaks poorly of our city’s commitment to diversity that Graham Downey remains the only African Nova Scotian to have ever sat on Council. …

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October 3, 2016

Joint Statement from several municipal candidates throughout HRM on Chronicle Herald

Today, I joined eighteen other municipal council candidates from throughout the HRM in releasing the following brief statement about the Chronicle Herald: “We, the following candidates for HRM Council, have collectively taken a stand against supporting the Chronicle Herald’s efforts to engage our campaigns for information.  We support the unionized workers who have been on strike for 9 months, and counting. …

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September 29, 2016

Gabriel Enxuga Statement on the Arts in HRM

he arts breathe life into our city. Our campaign has concrete ideas about how to help the arts thrive in our communities. We support the creation of an arms length funding organization to allocate grants through peer review without political interference. We support investment that matches national per capita averages and increased support for artist-run centres and cooperatives that have …

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