October 2018 / Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Ward 25 Candidates/Scarborough Rouge Park
Paul Cookson is a Scarborough native and small business CEO running to be your voice for action in Ward 25. Paul has a 30 year career in sales and marketing, helping companies he’s worked with achieve growth and success. He’ll bring his experience developing strategic plans and creative solutions to City Council, becoming an advocate for Ward 25 first. In 2010 Paul founded his Scarborough-based business Ad Army Group Marketing Services where his clients’ success is his priority. His business also designs and prints West Rouge Life Magazine, a publication that reflects his belief in supporting local business and community. As a small business owner himself, Paul advocates for pro-business policies that will allow Scarborough’s economy to thrive and help create local jobs. Paul’s volunteer work with City Street Outreach has shaped his priorities of fighting for affordable housing, improved transit, and greater food security for the city’s marginalized.
If elected as your next City Councillor, I will be serving you better by making myself
accessible in three ways. Firstly, I will be giving all of you my cellphone number, which you can call now at (647) 499-2902, so that we can discuss any issues or concerns that you may have. Secondly, I will be hosting a local constituency office with office hours that serve you better. And lastly, I will be hosting local town hall meetings to allow every community a chance to voice themselves. At City Hall, I will be serving the Ward and Scarborough better by utilizing my civil engineering background to make informed, evidence-based decisions. I will fight for all of us to get better transit, better roadways, more support for our seniors, more programs for our children, and more economic development in the area.
I’ve lived in Scarborough-Rouge Park for the past 13 years with my family. As an environmental scientist, I have experience with infrastructure planning and public engagement. Having served on the Toronto & Region Conservation Authority for the past three years, if elected, I will advocate for funding to complete the Scarborough Waterfront Trail and add a dedicated bike lane. As President of the Centennial Association (2015-2017) and President of Renew Scarborough (2016-2018), I worked collaboratively with local associations to advocate for residents at City Hall. As your councillor, my top priorities would include: 1) Advocating for an integrated transit network that includes the subway extension, LRT to UTSC/Malvern and improved bus service; 2) Working closely with local trustees for safer school zones to protect our children; and 3) Creating working groups to support seniors in our ward and foster development of more retirement housing options. To learn more visit: www.votemckelvie.ca.
Neethan Shan currently serves as a Toronto City Councillor in Scarborough. He served as a math teacher, college professor and proud recipient of the Toronto Community Foundation “Vital People” award. He lives in Rouge River with his wife, Thadsha, and together they are raising their two sons in our community. At Toronto City Council, Neethan represents Scarborough as member of the Toronto Public Health and the Toronto Arts Council. He is also a Director on the Board of our local Toronto Zoo. Neethan is Toronto’s Youth Equity Champion and Newcomer Advocate. Before he was elected councillor, he dedicated his time to our youth and their education, as public school trustee and youth worker and on many initiatives towards the well-being of seniors. Neethan plans to continue being our progressive voice on Toronto City Council and hopes to count on your continued trust and support to build a stronger Scarborough together.