With 7 declared candidates, as Michelle says, this is officially a race. But where are the debates? To the best of my knowledge, there are no all candidates debates scheduled here in Oak Bay. We need one. These debates are often the only place that voters get to interact with a large number of candidates at once and decide for themselves what vision of Oak Bay they support. So please, if you want to see a healthy, vibrant democracy here in Oak Bay, start asking about an all candidates debate or better yet, organize one yourself.