CFN- We are asking all candidates to fill out our mini survey so the public can get to know them better. We are posting them as they arrive in chronological order.
Up is first time Cornwall candidate for council Davey Bedard.
1. Who are you?
Born and raised in Cornwall, Ontario, I graduated high school in 1995 from St. Joseph’s Secondary School. I went on to educate myself in the technological world. I moved to Calgary to gain further experience in my trade and in management. Two years later, I returned back to Cornwall and after many years working as a Certified Technician for Hewlett Packard/QMS/Minolta and Lexmark I planted my roots and opened a small local business and started raising a family. As a father, husband and proud citizen of Cornwall, I continue to be a driving force in my community. With over 20 years of volunteer and charitable work, I strive to constantly give back to my community.
2. Why are you running for office?
I’ve been involved within the community for so many years, I feel running for council would be my next step to continue my involvement. Cornwall is changing and I will bring a new view and new ideas to the table.
3. What are the 3 best things about our community?
The 3 best things about Cornwall can be summed up in one word “LOCATION” We just need to utilize it much better.
4.What are your 3 priorities to improve Cornwall?
There’s so many issues it’s hard to choose, but at the end of the day to me it all comes down to Economic Development.Through this creating and using incentive programs to entice and attract new business and people to our beautiful community. In turn, this would create more revenue for our city which then could be used for other social programs, arts and culture, revitalization of certain areas, upgrading the waterfront, etc.- We need a council that will work together, put their differences aside and make the right decisions for growth, short and long term.
What I’m offering is to be a voice for our citizens, to listen and bring forth the issues within our community. This change has to be a group effort. I’m not here to make empty promises, I’m here to change minds.
– In order to move forward and create change, we sometimes have to close doors on things that USED to work, so we can introduce new ways and new ideas….. Change isn’t always easy but in some
circumstances a neccesity and in my opinion, for Cornwall, it’s long overdue.
There is so much potential here for growth and TOGETHER as community, we can make a difference.
But really it’s not about what I want, but what the community wants…sometimes actions can speak louder then words…..VOTE
5. Who was your hero as a child?
My hero growing up and still today, is my dad, although he is no longer with us in body, his work ethics and the way he treated others continues to inspire me in my everyday life. If I died today, half the man he was, I would consider this a success. I could never fill his shoes, but I strive everyday to make him proud.6. If you could brand the Cornwall of the future in one word what would that word be?
TrendsetterIn closing this is….
My City – Your City – Our City
It’s time to let them know.
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