Volume 91, Issue 38

Wednesday, November 5, 1997

Nip it in the bud


Paging: Ward two

By Maija Ambrogio
Gazette Staff

This week's municipal election coverage includes profiles of candidates running for ward two city councillor positions. Here are the final four candidates:

Ward two candidate Ivan Kasiurak is a self-employed salesman. When asked why he is running for city council, he stated: "I know I can make a difference and do a lot of good for London." Kasiurak says students should vote for him because he would always be accessible to them.

Don Walker is a supply teacher and a business person. He is running because he feels key issues have not been addressed on council such as London's poor downtown core, the expansion of the Masonville area and what is needed in London to accommodate growth. "London is not keeping up with other cities and it will be unable to meet the needs of the 21st Century," he said.

Walker said students should vote for him because he has been a full-time or part-time student at Western since 1969 and is sensitive to the needs of students. "I am committed to keeping the relationship between students and Londoners positive," he said.

Bob Beccarea is a lawyer and has been a ward two councillor for the past three terms. Beccarea said he is running for his fourth term as councillor because he still has a role to play on council and he enjoys the job. When asked why students should vote for him, Beccarea said: "I don't view students differently than anyone else. People should vote for me because I am one of the best and most qualified councillors on city council and my track record proves that."

Peter Schuller was unavailable for comment.

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