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Former city bureaucrat enters mayoral race

A safety supervisor at Vale has put her name on the ballot for the city's mayoral race. Before going to work for Vale, Marianne Matichuk worked for the City of Greater Sudbury for 17 years, most recently as a health and safety officer.
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Marianne Matichuk has entered the mayoral race. The safety supervisor at Vale announced her candidacy Sept. 9 at a press conference at Tom Davies Square. Supplied photo.

A safety supervisor at Vale has put her name on the ballot for the city's mayoral race.

Before going to work for Vale, Marianne Matichuk worked for the City of Greater Sudbury for 17 years, most recently as a health and safety officer.

She announced her candidacy at Tom Davies Square Sept. 9.

In a press release, Matichuk said the city's current mayor, John Rodriguez, has ensured taxes and city spending are at “record high levels,” but this isn't translating into better services or infrastructure.

“He promised us the moon in 2006, everything from improved services and more money from mining royalties to eliminating homelessness and a more open and accountable city hall,” Matichuk said.

“He even promised to have snow ploughs lift the shovels in front of our driveways. He's a good story-teller. But, we don't need stories. We need action.”

Matichuk is joined on the ballot by eight other candidates, including Rodriguez and Ward 8 Coun. Ted Callaghan.

For more information about Matichuk, go to www.realchangenow.ca.

Check back to NorthernLife.ca for more on this story as it becomes available.



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