London Ward 9 Candidates Survey

London Free Press

September 16, 2014

Name: Ed Corrigan

Age: 58

Occupation: Lawyer

Family (optional):

Ward: 9

Who should have the final say in how London grows, city hall or developers?

City Hall and the voters should have the final say.

What's the biggest issue facing London?

Attracting investment, creating jobs and growing our economy.

What's your greatest strength?

I have three major strengths 1) my past experience on London City Council (2000-2003) including my service on the Environment and Transportation Committee, Planning Committee, the Lake Huron Water Board and the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, 2) my exemplary voting record and 3) my legal training and 22 years of legal experience. I am a Specialist Certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada in Citizenship and Immigration and Immigration and refugee law. I also have extensive experience with employment law, labour law, administrative law, judicial reviews and real estate law.

Your biggest weakness?

My mother says I have too much education. This educational back ground and research skills sometimes put me ahead of the curve in public opinion and information. However, I would rather be a head of the curve then lagging behind.

Why are you running?

I have been encouraged to run by many people who thought I did a very good job when I served on Council. I enjoyed helping people and solving problems both big and small. There also are a number of things that I want to accomplish so I have unfinished business. Having served on City Council for three years this gives me a strong advantage over candidates that have no London City Hall experience. I also had according to many one of the best voting records on the City Council at the time. You can see my voting record online.