Byelection Day In Barrie Ward 7

12 candidates hoping for your vote

Voters in Barrie’s Ward 7 choose a new councillor today to fill the vacancy left by John Brassard when he left for federal politics. Voting will take palce at the Holl Community Centre on Mapleton Avenue betwen 10am and 8pm. There is also a final special voting opportunity at Roberta Place and Roberta Lodge for the residents of the two facilities from 9am to 10am.

Get on the Voters’ List
To make voting fast and easy, make sure you’re on the Voters’ List. Residents can check for their name on the list by visiting or by calling 705-728-VOTE (8683) from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To be on the Voters’ List and vote in the Ward Seven By-election one must: be a Canadian citizen, at least 18 years of age, a resident of Ward Seven, or a non-resident owner or tenant of land in Ward Seven (or their spouse), and not be prohibited from voting under any law.

Note: A final special voting opportunity will be held at Roberta Place and Roberta Lodge for the residents of the two facilities on Monday, February 1 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Residents are reminded to bring their voter notice along with acceptable identification (showing name and Ward Seven address) when going to vote. Voter notices arrived in the mail last week to all Ward Seven residents on the Voters’ List. Residents who did not receive a voter notice, may not be on the Voters’ List and are encouraged to check the List before going to vote.

Here’s the list of candidates (in no particular order):

Chris McElroy
Campaign: 905-716-6657
Facebook: bigchrisforward7

Gary Harvey
Campaign: 705-417-2751
Twitter: @GaryHarveyWard7
Facebook: Garyharveyward7

Doug Jure
Business: 705-728-8002

Darren Roskam
Home: 705-252-1956
Business: 705-252-1956
Campaign: 705-252-1956

Elena Arruda
Business: 705-241-7438
Facebook: elena.arrudaraposo

Craig Ripley
Home: 705-896-2220
Twitter: @Craig_Ripley

Randy H. Starr
Home: 705-727-4876
Business: 705-220-2667
Campaign: 705-220-2667
Facebook: RandyStarr

Jane Dewar
Twitter: @JaneForBarrie
Facebook: JaneForBarrie

Ram Faerber
Home: 705-726-4605
Business: 416-294-5727
Campaign: 705-727-4605

Jim Hosick
Home: 705-719-9027
Business: 705-717-8484
Campaign: 705-717-8484

Mike Montague
Home: 705-718-6119
Business: 705-718-6119
Facebook: mikemontagueward7

Andrew Prince
Campaign: 705-500-1002
Twitter: @Andrew_prince
Facebook: Andrew Prince

Bonnie-Lyn Gow (has dropped out of race for personal reasons, but remains on list of candidates)
Home: 705-715-3427
Business: 905-832-8585 ext. 8425