Incumbent Ward 5 city councillor Cory Robin has submitted his documents to run for re-election this fall.
He was appointed two years ago to fill a vacancy. In the 2018 election, he lost by two votes in a recount for the fourth Ward 5 seat, to Andrew Marks.
Robin says his priorities for the city continue to be infrastructure and growth.
“Being councillor for the last two years” he remarks, “I realize that there’s so many things on the horizon that are that coming, that we need housing, we need skilled labour, we need people to come to Timmins to work the jobs we’re getting.”
At the ward level, Robin continues to promote safety, from minor things like painting road lines every year.
“But the larger things, like making sure our underserved are served, so that we have a better sense of safety in the downtown core and safety for everybody in Ward 5.”
Robin won’t outright endorse Michelle Boileau for the mayoralty, pending other candidates coming on board. But he says he gladly gives a glowing character reference to someone who is wonderful to work with. Even if you disagree with her, he says, Boileau is always willing to sit down and work with something.