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Windsor Votes: Ward 5

Unofficial election results from the City of Windsor.

Position Name Votes
Note: Unofficial results released by the City of Windsor

Candidates for Councillor


Liz Atkinson

Candidate Website | Video Message

Platform: Liz Atkinson says, "It's time for change and common sense."

Atkinson has been working in health care and social services for over twenty years. She has dedicated herself to advocacy and social justice. She gets things done and is an action orientated person.

Atkinson is strong minded, passionate and not afraid to speak her mind. She stands up for what is right and not necessarily what is popular. Atkinson has a governance style that is personal, hands on and integral to the citizens throughout Ward 5 and Windsor. She makes a difference, just ask anyone who knows her.

Dean Lawrence

Occupation: Truck Driver | Video Message

Ken Lewenza Jr. (Incumbent)

Occupation: CAW Union rep | Video Message

w5-John-Middleton.jpgJohn Middleton

Occupation: Business Owner | Candidate Website | Video Message

Platform: We all want safe parks with regularly cut grass, our basements not to flood, well lit streets, no medical syringes in our alley ways and in our parks, urban blight, pests, rats, skunks and garbage to be removed.

Our ward has all of these issues, so what are we as residents willing to do about these challenges, are we willing to get involved, are we willing to donate our time and energies or do we want more city paying jobs to take care of these issues for us.

We want our businesses to be successful, what are we willing to do to make this happen?

Ed Sleiman

Occupation: Plumbing Trainer | Candidate Website | Video Message

Platform: This election is all about JOBS - people with great skill sets have been tossed on the street. Windsor has earned the designation of "Unemployment Capital of Canada". During the worst recession in 80 years, our current incumbent in Ward 5 did nothing to strengthen our Economic Development and Tourism Commission.

Windsor needs a spirit of innovation... we need to create an atmosphere that small businesses can grow to create new jobs. We need to market ourselves better and reinvent Windsor. Quick fixes are just not good enough... people are not satisfied with the "status quo."

YOUR WATER BILL As the chair of the Windsor Utilities Commission, "our councillor" proposed an additional 33% increase in your water rates on top of an 86% increase in just two short years. It shows very poor judgment on our councillor's part. The people of Ward 5 just can't afford any new taxes.

Every time water bills go up, seniors, single parents and families on fixed incomes struggling to pay these bills, have less food on the table. The timing is ALL wrong... a fact that anybody with any sensitivity can understand.

CBC News contacted all candidates in mid-August, prior to the election, and asked them to submit a photograph, website address, Twitter and Facebook accounts as well as 200 words outlining their platform. The content here represents what CBC has received to date.