Saskatoon's Cynthia Bullock announces run for mayor - Saskatoon |

Saskatoon city councillor Cynthia Block has decided to run for mayor.

The campaign period begins on June 1 and ends on November 13. election Saskatoon residents voted mayor and 10 city councillors (one in each ward), as well as 10 trustees of the Saskatoon Public School Board and seven trustees of the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Board.

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“I have served on the City Council for the past eight years and it has been the honor of a lifetime to serve as mayor. I work hard, do my homework, listen carefully, and make tough decisions. But I don't make any of them on my own,” Bullock said.

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Bullock, whose campaign slogan is “All of us, united,” said solving today's problems requires each of us to work together.

“I will work with you to make Saskatoon an affordable, safe, sustainable city with a clear vision for the future.”

She outlined five priorities for her role as mayor:

  • The Basics: Building better roads and safe active transportation.
  • Housing and Homelessness: Urgent action to ensure everyone has a safe place to live.
  • Modernization: public transportation, green infrastructure, energy efficiency, innovative technologies.
  • Act on reconciliation and inclusion: both are fundamental to thriving, healthy communities.
  • Revitalize downtowns: Modern amenities draw populations to core areas where infrastructure and services already exist, and attract employers, making downtown living an attractive and exciting option.
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Bullock said she wants to create a mayoral task force on homelessness, adding that residents would have a say.

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Charlie Clark announced as early as 2024 that he would not seek re-election.

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“Anyone running needs to think not only about achieving their specific goals, but also about how to build teams, coalitions and partnerships,” Clark said.

“Right now we’re seeing more anger and division and sometimes a politics of blame, where people say they’re the best and everyone else screwed up. That doesn’t work in municipal politics. You need to have the humility to figure out who you can work with.”

He said listening to residents was important to help make changes in their lives.

Clark said the city had seen record population and job growth, thanks to a politics of collaboration, inclusion, truth and reconciliation.

He said he has been involved in municipal politics for 18 years because it is an amazing job.

“This job gives me the opportunity to see, know and participate in the life of a city that is going through transformation, something I know I would never be able to do.”

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