Stapleton to Challenge McKinnon in Red River Ward


THUNDER BAY – Under the campaign slogan “Wake up, Shake up Thunder Bay”, Jay Stapleton is set to register as a candidate for the Red River Ward.

Stapleton will register as a Red River Ward candidate for City Council, and invites residents to join him at the front entrance to City Hall at 10am on Thursday, as he makes his first official step in the campaign for a seat on city council.

“We need a City Council that does its homework, and one that holds contractors accountable to their quotes” says Stapleton. “Unchecked cost overruns and uninformed choices have cost our taxpayers unjustifiable amounts of money. More importantly, people feel unappreciated, wand unwelcome in the decision making process. The pursuit of ‘development at any cost’ has alienated our citizens and encouraged our youth to leave for greener pastures. We need City Councilors who can think critically and who account for people’s sense of well-being, well into the future”.

“Widespread dissatisfaction with the current Thunder Bay City Council has sparked Thunder Bay native Jay Stapleton’s decision to run for city council. “Wake up, Shake up Thunder Bay” is Stapleton’s Campaign slogan. “The slogan suggests that people are ready for change, and that City Council needs a wake up call.  Like everyone else, He’s shared in the city’s economic ups and downs and is passionate about meeting the needs of the people of Thunder Bay,” says Alex Boulet, one of Stapleton’s campaign coordinators. “He understands contemporary issues around the environment and economics, he knows how to work hard- and how to have fun- in short, he’s a real person and that’s why he’s going to win”

Stapleton’s website is

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