Cornwall ON – So it looks like I’ll be shooting a documentary here in the area over the next year. It’s going to be a political odyssey. I’ve been asked to run for office, and the official announcement should be coming out in June with specific details.
I’ve done a lot of thinking and discussed it with a lot of people that I truly respect. It’s amazing the advice you get; good sound advice; even when the person isn’t of the same political position of you. It shows the integrity that some people have more than others. I’ve also seen some people pull back from me since those discussions, which is very sad as I’ve been very supportive of some of them since the paper started back in February of 2009.
Being a filmmaker has always been my love, and I’m going to try and turn this adventure into something that asks questions about how we as a society deal with political questions that impact not only our daily lives, but the future of our city, province, country, and at the end of the day the world.
So smile Cornwall! You’re on camera! You too in Ottawa and the area!
And while I have your attention if I were elected your MP here in SD&SG my expenses would be open to the public and posted on my website quarterly. I think a MP should truly work for the citizens of a riding, and you should never hide anything from your employer. It’s a shame to think that MP’s need the Auditor General to bring this issue to the forefront. I’m surprised that MP’s are not voluntarily bringing their expense reports out to the public because judging from what I’ve been reading that’s what you, the public want.
I remember chatting with our Mayor, Bob Kilger, and he told me that one of the most difficult positions a politician could be in is when he has to choose between his loyalty to his party and his constituents.
It should be a very interesting Fall. I’ll be updating you on this and there will be a separate website for my political run and the documentary. If you wish to participate in the process feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jamie Gilcig – Editor – The Cornwall Free News