Government websites will not link to candidates

Candidates for Waterloo Region were told that they are not allowed to post links to their personal websites on the municipal government’s website during the campaign for the public to get information.

According to the Waterloo Region Record, the municipalities worry that including the links may be unfairly contributing to the campaign, even though larger cities have included them. They also stated that they don’t want to take responsibility for what the candidates post because they cannot monitor the sites.

The policies are reviewed after every municipal election, so the matter may be addressed at a later time.