Mayoral debate heats up

Waterloo mayor Brenda Halloran was in shock as three challengers flooded the incumbent with negativity about the city of Waterloo at the all candidates’ debate on Sept. 21.

According to the Waterloo Region Record, the challengers complained about the rise in the city’s taxes, high debts and wasteful spending. Debate also turned to the relocation of the Google offices from Waterloo to downtown Kitchener. Halloran responded by saying that the city is improving the finances and doing very well.

The debate was hosted by the Waterloo Voter Support Committee and approximately 130 people attended the event, which was held at RIM Park.

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