“In November of 2006, I was given the honour of the trust and confidence of my fellow citizens of Cornwall when they elected me as a Councillor of the City of Cornwall. Since then I have worked hard to respect that trust and that confidence and to live up to my promise to bring a new voice, a new spirit and a new hope to City Council. I am happy to announce that I will be seeking re-election as a Councillor in the October 25th Municipal Election.”
“I wish to serve.” she said. I want to contribute to making the right decisions for Cornwall on its path to the future. I want to continue to pitch in because service to our community matters ”With a minority Parliament situation in Ottawa, the timing of the next federal election is uncertain. “There may in fact be no such election for a year or more from now. If I am re-elected to City Council, I will take a leave of absence during the Federal campaign period and would step down from City Council if I am elected to Federal office.”
“I accepted the Federal Liberal nomination because it is my belief that there are major issues confronting our area which must be dealt with at that level.” she continued. “I am seeking re-election municipally because I want to do what I can right now to make the City I love an even better place for us all.”
“Progress in economic development and social development won’t happen by itself” she added. “It takes vision and wisdom to decide where we want to go, long-term planning to know how to get there, and courage to get going.”
“This is what we must do with our precious waterfront. We need to protect it and improve it for all our citizens and visitors to enjoy. This is the work we began with the splash pad and washroom in Lamoureux Park. We finally went from talking about things to actually making them happen. Now we need to get on with the job.
We also need to continue to be able to say proudly that we are a responsible and caring community. The significant contributions from the City to the Hospice, the Boys and Girls Club and to the Agape Centre have been part of that.
As we redefine ourselves as a community we must also make sure that our city remains a healthy community, with protecting our environment as part of our legacy. We need to reach out to the creative talent of our local artists, to the wisdom of our seniors, to the energy and idealism of our young persons.“I have worked hard to bring sound judgment and the values of compassion, justice and respect to the Council table. I believe I have helped to set a proper tone for our work. There is so much potential here. But it is important to bring people together to make the right things happen” she concluded.