CFN – An odd time to call a super secret special training session of City council don’t you think? That’s exactly what the City of Cornwall is doing. At near the same time as $1,000 per hour lawyer Will McDowell will be trying to have the case for the city covering the legal cost of Whistleblower of Deputy Fire Chief Rob Hickley dismissed, Mayor Kilger has set up a special secret training session.
The city is refusing to divulge why this training is secret, what type of training it is, for example Media Relations, or for that matter such questions asked of them such as whether any attorneys will be present or even why such training should be “in camera”?
Emails were not returned by the Mayor or council as of press time.
Councilors MacDonald, Murphy, Clement, Dupelle, Gardiner, Thibault have not phoned either.
Of course having such a training session at the same time as the court hearing ( 10AM and open to the public) could be construed as a means for council to avoid having to be present at the proceedings and answering questions from the public or media afterwards?
The city has not offered any defense in their court documents. They are only asking that the request be dismissed by the court which of course would resolve the issue or bring to public what has really happened and why as some estimates have the cost to taxpayers at over $3,ooo,000 and counting in legal costs, settlements, and litigation since the Glen Stor Dun Lodge story of elder abuse broke over two years ago!
What do you think Cornwall? Should the city answer some basic questions? You can post your comments below.