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The Jain train chugs to council

Rita Jain set to ‘make a change instead of asking for it’

What was shaping up to be an interesting race to represent Farm Point on Chelsea council slowed to a crawl and, in fact, stopped.


The initial race for the Ward 5 council seat had the most candidates of any Chelsea race – four contenders – in an area that has a lot of change heading its way, with the proposed urban perimeter, development plans near two different quarries, and the controversial dock bylaw that affects almost all the docks in Farm Point and Cascades.


This week, candidate Rita Jain was elected by acclamation after the other three candidates withdrew.


Chelsea council Ward 5 candidate Rita Jain was elected by acclamation after her three opponents dropped out of the race within a week of the candidacy nomination deadline. Photo courtesy Rita Jain
Chelsea council Ward 5 candidate Rita Jain was elected by ac