September 21, 2017 6:20 pm
Updated: September 21, 2017 6:21 pm

Edmonton election 2017: Mayoral and city council candidate forums

Edmonton City Hall - seen here on Sept. 17, 2014 .

Kent Morrison, Global News
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With 13 people running for mayor and 70 people running for a spot on Edmonton City Council, figuring out who to vote for in the October election might be tough.

Edmonton Elections is hosting a series of all-candidate forums over the next couple of weeks to help you make an informed decision.

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Because of the sheer number of people running for mayor, the mayoral forums will be a bit different than originally planned. The lunch-hour mayoral forum at the Shaw Conference Centre on Sept. 26 will instead be an introduction session, to give candidates a chance to present their platforms. This session will not include a question and answer period.

The two mayoral forums planned for Oct. 3 and Oct. 11 have been extended to three hours from two. This will allow for more time for questions from the public.

READ MORE: Who’s running for mayor in the 2017 Edmonton election?

The forums will be live streamed on the City of Edmonton’s website for those who cannot make it in person. Questions will be taken from people in the audience, and on social media using event hashtags listed on the Edmonton Elections website. Third-party moderators will facilitate as many questions as possible from the audience and social media.

Community groups will also be holding all-candidate forums.

Here’s a full list of where and when the mayoral and council candidate forums will be held.

Mayoral introduction session

When: Tuesday, Sept. 26
Where: Shaw Conference Centre – 9797 Jasper Ave.
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Hosted by: Edmonton Elections

Mayoral forums

When: Tuesday, Oct. 3
Where: Harry Ainlay Composite High School – 4350 – 111 St. NW
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Hosted by: Edmonton Elections

When: Wednesday, Oct. 11
Where: Italian Cultural Center – 14230 – 133 Ave. NW
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Hosted by: Edmonton Elections

Ward 1 candidate forum

When: Monday, Sept. 25
Where: Westlawn Junior High School – 9520 – 165 St. NW
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Hosted by: Edmonton Elections

Ward 2 candidate forum

When: Monday, Sept. 25
Where: Rosslyn Junior High School – 13215 – 113A St.
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Hosted by: Edmonton Elections

Ward 3 candidate forums

When: Wednesday, Sept. 27
Where: Londonderry Junior High School – 7104 – 144 Ave. NW
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Hosted by: Edmonton Elections

When: Thursday, Sept. 28
Where: Royal Canadian Legion – 14339 – 50 St.
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Hosted by: North Edmonton Business Association

Ward 4 candidate forums

When: Wednesday, Sept. 27
Where: John D. Bracco Junior High School – 3150 – 139 Ave. NW
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Hosted by: Edmonton Elections

When: Thursday, Sept. 28
Where: Royal Canadian Legion – 14339 – 50 St.
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Hosted by: North Edmonton Business Association

When: Wednesday, Oct. 11
Where: McLeod Community League – 14715 – 59 St. NW
Time: 7 p.m.
Hosted by: McLeod Community League

Ward 5 candidate forum

When: Thursday, Sept. 28
Where: S. Bruce Smith Junior High School – 5545 – 184 St. NW
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Hosted by: Edmonton Elections

Ward 6 candidate forums

When: Thursday, Sept. 28
Where: St. Joseph Catholic High School – 10830 – 109 St. NW
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Hosted by: Edmonton Elections

When: Wednesday, Oct. 11
Where: North Glenora Community League – 13535 109A Ave.
Time: 7 p.m.
Hosted by: North Glenora Community League

Ward 7 candidate forums

When: Monday, Oct. 2
Where: St. Bernadette Elementary School – 11917 – 40 St. NW
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Hosted by: Edmonton Elections

When: Thursday, Sept. 28
Where: Royal Canadian Legion – 14339 – 50 St.
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Hosted by: North Edmonton Business Association

Ward 8 candidate forums

When: Monday, Oct. 2
Where: McNally Composite High School – 8440 – 105 Ave. NW
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Hosted by: Edmonton Elections

When: Tuesday, Oct. 10
Where: Fulton Place Community League – 6115 Fulton Road
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Ward 9 candidate forum

When: Wednesday. Oct. 4
Where: Archbishop Joseph MacNeil Catholic Elementary/Junior High School – 750 Leger Way NW
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Hosted by: Edmonton Elections

Ward 10 candidate forum

When: Wednesday, Oct. 4
Where: L.Y. Cairns Junior/Senior High School – 10510 – 45 Ave. NW
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Hosted by: Edmonton Elections

Ward 11 candidate forums

When: Wednesday, Sept. 27
Where: Ritchie Community Hall – 7727 – 98 St.
Time: 7 p.m.
Hosted by: Ritchie Community League

When: Thursday, Oct. 5
Where: J. Percy Page Composite High School – 2707 Mill Woods Road NW
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Hosted by: Edmonton Elections

Ward 12 candidate forum

When: Thursday, Oct. 5
Where: Holy Family Catholic School – 1710 Mill Woods Road E
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Hosted by: Edmonton Elections

All candidates forums

When: Thursday, Sept. 28
Where: Hyatt Hotel Downtown – 9576 Jasper Ave.
Time: 5 p.m.
Hosted by: The Infill Development in Edmonton Association (IDEA)

When: Thursday, Oct. 12
Where: Yellowhead Brewery – 10229 – 105 St.
Time: 7 p.m.

Election day is on Monday, Oct. 16. Information about advance voting and mail-in ballots can be found on the City of Edmonton’s website.

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