Advance Polls are October 6—9 and October 11—15, 2022.     Election Day is October 24, 2022.


Candidate for Town Councillor for Ward 5

Transparency, Trust and Truth


Michael Reid is a Senior Law Clerk with Will Davidson LLP, and he joined the firm in April 2018 after working for three prominent litigation firms over a span of 24 years. He specializes in class actions, personal injury matters, and he has investigated and provided recommendations on all types of claims. He advocates for special interest groups including the Ontario Health Coalition, the Small Ownership Landlords of Ontario and on behalf of residents of long-term care homes and their families.

Michael has a solid history of serving the community as the Past Vice-Chairperson of the Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre, Past Chairperson of the Trafalgar Township Historical Society, Past member of the Heritage Oakville Municipal Advisory Committee, and Past and Present board member of the Oakville Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) EDA.


  • The return of transparency, trust and truth to Town Hall.
  • To be fiscally responsible and to have a complete independent audit that has not been completed for years in order to confirm the actual financial picture of Oakville.
  • Control property taxes (freeze or lower increases) by controlling overspending.
  • Development controls and halt uncontrolled development that are causing the floodplains to increase every day, which in turn are causing building restrictions and monetary damages for existing downstream residents.
  • Hold elected officials accountable and achieve greater transparency. You have my commitment that in-camera meetings will ONLY happen when clearly and absolutely required under the provisions of the Municipal Act.
  • Address the increased crime creeping into our communities by working with individuals, Halton Police Services and community organizations to ensure, that Halton remains one of the safest Regions in Canada; we must not take this status for granted; vigilance is needed.
  • Introduce and maintain a lobby registry to ensure transparency as to who is meeting with whom, including developers, developer proponents, union leaders and special interest groups who do not or may not have the interest of Ward 5 residents first and foremost. If residents are kept well informed this will result in more sustainable community outcomes. It will restrict access to elected officials resulting in less conflicts of interest and less approvals of projects that do not benefit Oakville residents.
  • Synchronization of traffic lights to keep traffic moving.