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The road to building a better Niagara Region - it starts with electing a Regional Chair.  Have your say! 

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Modernize Niagara 

Modernize Niagara aims to build a better Niagara starting with a referendum question on the October 2022 election ballot. As we progress, With the changes through the past years in numbers of people, new and changing transit, more people moving into our dynamic region, it is more important than ever to solicit change for the Region. 

Referendum Question

Are you in favour of the Council of the Regional Municipality of Niagara passing the necessary resolutions and bylaws to change the method of selecting its Chair from appointment by members of Regional Council to election by general vote of all electors in the Region?

Yes or No

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What Supporters Are Saying

  • It seems to me that the public, the people in Niagara, were in favour of directly electing the char.Karrie Porter, St. Catharines Councillor (2018)

Bruce TimmsAbout Bruce Timms, P.ENG.

Bruce Timms, a former regional councillor is the driving force behind Modernize Niagara. He is today and has always been about 'Building a Better Niagara'

Achievements: 

As well as serving on Regional Council 1991 - 2018;

  • Board Member, Niagara West Tourism Association
  • Member of the Board, Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, former chair, 2013-2016
  • Former Chair of Regions Corporate Labour relations strategy sub committee 2004-2006, 2019-2018
  • Former Vice Chair of Board of Health Section Association of Local Public Health Agencies
  • Chairman of the Greater Niagara Circle Route/Welland Canals Parkway Steering Committee
  • Former Chair of Public Health Committee
  • Former member of Transportation Strategy Steering Committee
  • Founding Member, Niagara Regional Housing
  • Founding Member, Litter Pickers, St. Catharines
  • Service during 27 years on Regional Council
  • Lifelong Resident of Niagara
  • Professional Engineer, Graduate of Waterloo University
  • 40 years experience as a Niagara business owner
  • Member of Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce
  • Charter member of St.Catharines Lakeshore Rotary Club
  • 2 time Paul Harris Fellow award from St.Catharines Lakeshore Rotary Club
  • Member of St. John's Church, Port Dalhousie

Have Your Say

Are you in favour of the Council of the Regional Municipality of Niagara passing the necessary resolutions and bylaws to change the method of selecting its Chair from appointment by members of Regional Council to election by general vote of all electors in the Region? 

Yes or No?

Talk to your councillors, as well as the candidates for Mayor, Council and Regional Council in the upcoming election. 

905-651-2861 Contact