In the Media

Kingston Heritage

How to be cured of "Strategic Voting Disease"

October 22, 2014

Mayoral Candidate Brenda Slomka's Op-Ed on Strategic Voting Disease: "Strategic voting harms community health, public participation and individual and collective vitality. Strategic Voting Disease's most common side effects are disappointing results, apathy, perpetuation of the political status quo, mediocre governance and an increasingly dissatisfied electorate. But thankfully there is an easy remedy: vote for whom you want. It's that simple."

In the Media

Queen's TV

QTV Kingston Life: Mayoral Race 2014

October 21, 2014

"Join QTV as we delve into the 2014 Kingston Mayoral Elections to help student become informed voters."

In the Media

98.9 Drive Mornings with Reid and Rebecca

2014 Kingston Mayoral Race

October 22, 2014

Mayoral Candidate Brenda Slomka sat down with Reid and Rebecca to answer 5 questions about her candidacy.

In the Media

The Kingstonist

Six Questions for Brenda Slomka

October 21, 2014

From why she's the best candidate to municipal programs and services, Mayoral Candidate Brenda Slomka answers 6 questions.

Station 14

Meet Your Mayor Hopefuls: Brenda Slomka

October 21, 2014

"I [Brenda] did this video with Station 14 a couple weeks ago now. They asked us to choose a place that was significant to us. I met them at Douglas Fluhrer Park. It represents my love for the outdoors, for community space and it signifies the potential of vision and leadership to create something that will have long lasting positive impact (no Wellington street extension and protected green space)."

In the Media

Kingston Whig-Standard

'We need a culture change,' Slomka says

October 20, 2014

"Brenda Slomka's fearless dive into Kingston's mayoral race has made an indelible mark on city politics."

In the Media

Kingston Heritage

Kingston's 2014 Mayoral race: 3 insiders vs. 3 outsiders

October 20, 2014

"The dark horse in this election is Slomka, who is arguably saying all the right things to loud cheers at the all-candidates' meetings - opposing the casino and Wellington Street extension, and wanting to reopen the prison farm - while touting innovation and entrepreneurship in a platform that calls for a "cooperative, creative, compassionate" city."

In the Media

Queen's Journal

Debating Visions

October 17, 2014

Slomka's vision included "a world-renowned climate adaptation centre, a waterfront innovation district, integrated infrastructure to support active transportation, greater societal and intergenerational equity", adding that the most important part would be celebrating 10 years since the "victory of the 'no casino' referendum."
Photo courtesy of Queen's Journal.

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CKWS TV

Municipal Debate 2014

October 16, 2014

Five of the six candidates (Rick Downes, Scott Foster, Dorothy Hector, Bryan Paterson, and Brenda Slomka) debate issues on CKWS TV.

Station 14

Mayoral Candidates Debate

October 16, 2014

On October 14, Imagine Kingston and St. Lawrence College hosted a Mayoral Candidates Debate. Click on the button below or the image to the right to view videos of each candidates' response to debate questions such as:

  1. How do you see the future of Kingston in 10 years?
  2. What steps will you take to ensure Kingston is a welcome community to new immigrants?
  3. How will you help local business grow and bring new business into Kingston?
  4. What issues face Kingston youth, and what will you do about them?
In the Media

Station 14

Taking a Bigger Bite of the Mayor Burger Battle

October 10, 2014

Station 14 teamed up with Harper's Burger to create individualized burgers for each of the mayoral candidates in a Mayor Burger Battle. 10.27% of the proceeds will be donated to United Way! Watch the video to see the significance behind the burgers.

In the Media

TVCogeco

Behind the Ballot: Brenda Slomka

October 9, 2014

TVCogeco filmed a five-minute profile on Brenda, where she introduces herself and talks about her creative, compassionate and cooperative vision for the city of Kingston.

Queen's Journal

Mayoral Candidates Look To Future

October 9, 2014

""I think having a commitment that is clear — I know Queen's is currently building — but to make sure that there is a good target based on best practices and policy," she said. "I think there are strategies that we could employ for looking at finding solutions to face a challenge.""
Photo courtesy of Queen's Journal.

Kingston Whig-Standard

Kingston Mayoral Candidates Look Into Future

October 9, 2014

"Brenda Slomka championed her "climate adaptation centre" concept for the inner harbour, the need to promote active transportation and public transit, reducing urban sprawl and hiring an anti-poverty co-ordinator."
Photo courtesy of Kingston Whig-Standard.

In the Media

Station 14

Business Before Breakfast with the Mayoral Candidates

October 8, 2014

Click on the button below to watch the 5 minute opening statements by the mayoral candidates at the Chamber of Commerce Mayoral Breakfast on Tuesday, October 7th.

Kingston Whig-Standard

Hector questions Downes' ability to lead council

October 7, 2014

"Slomka: Doesn't believe in at-large elections and believes the city could do better at communicating its programs."

In the Media

K-Rock 105.7 The Big Kris & Boomer Show

Mayor of Thrones - Brenda Slomka

October 6, 2014

Brenda Slomka was first to take part in the mayoral profile series on The Big Kris & Boomer Show with Tony Orr.

In the Media

CKWS

Mayoral Debate

October 1, 2014

Watch clips from the first mayoral debate, hosted by the Sydenham District Association and held at KCVI.

Kingston Whig-Standard

Respectful discussion, civility prevail

October 1, 2014

"Slomka, a dynamic and visionary leader who would foster a culture of co-operation, collaboration and innovation."

Kingston Whig-Standard

Donations dominate discussions

September 30, 2014

"In the mayoral debate, candidate Brenda Slomka directly challenged Bryan Paterson on the decisions made by the present council and the planning committee."

In the Media

Queen's Journal

Kingston women seek to take back the night

September 19th, 2014

"Brenda Slomka, a Kingston mayoral candidate, was front and centre throughout the march."

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Kingston Whig-Standard

Slomka unveils election platform

September 17th, 2014

"Mayoral candidate Brenda Slomka has unveiled an election platform to "stabilize" taxes, create an $80-million venture capital fund and place development charges on subdivisions to help fund a third crossing."

After G

Queen's Journal

Life after Gerretson: Six mayoral candidates talk student issues

September 12th, 2014

"One of the most important student issues is simply letting students know they're welcome in Kingston, regardless of how long they're here."

In the Media

Kingston Heritage

Brenda Slomka enters mayoral race

August 28th, 2014

"We want to create a city in which the voices of all residents are heard. Where people feel that their contribution is vital."

August 20th Radio

Brenda Interviews with CFRC

expresses vision for Kingston and speaks to current issues.

(Starts at 2.5 minutes)

August 20th, 2014

In the Media

CKWS TV coverage of Brenda's nomination speech

August 15th, 2014

Brenda Press Release Headshot

The Whig-Standard:

Brenda Slomka enters the municipal election race to become mayor of Kingston

Image Credit: The Whig Standard

August 15th, 2014

Media Contacts

Brenda Slomka

Mayoral Candidate

343-363-0780

brenda@brendaslomka.ca

Robert Kiley

Chief Operating Officer

613-483-2811

info@brendaslomka.ca

Roxanne Leung

Campaign Manager

info@brendaslomka.ca