CFN Municipal Candidate Reviews for Cornwall & South Stormont GARDINER & SMITH

CFN Municipal Candidate Reviews for Cornwall & South Stormont GARDINER & SMITH

ballotCFN – As myself and Reg Coffey are both running in this election I have decided to simply review & rate candidates this election locally instead of the standard endorsements or endorsenots.

Up first today for Cornwall is incumbent Syd Gardiner for Cornwall and Dave “Grumpy” Smith for South Stormont.

Syd Gardiner has been on rocky ground since the last election.  Viewed mostly as a yes man for Mayor Syd Anti BullyingBob Kilger he’s been a source of controversy himself due to his actions after trying to destroy protest signs at a meeting that ended up being hidden from police for nearly a week.

It turned out they were in the Mayor’s office all along.

While protected by police and the crown and not charged for mischief under $5,000 he clearly is part of the machinery that has inflicted millions of dollars via scandal on Cornwall taxpayers.

He also after the last election defamed this newspaper by claiming that we endorsed candidates that paid for advertising which we clearly did not.

Some that paid were not endorsed and some were endorsed that did not purchase advertising.

Ratings are for Perceived Honesty & Integrity, Vision and Action, Accessibility & Accountability, Leadership & Strength, and Win#  

All are on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best.

PH&I    3

V&A   4

A&A  2

L&S  1

 W# 2

Total points 12

Dave “Grumpy” Smith is running for his first time for council in South Stormont.  He has been a part of the Tammy Hart slate who’s sole purpose seems to be to kill the South Stormont News and defeat Mayor Bryan McGillis.  Mr. Smith, who now owns Grumpy’s again started a Coffee News type flyer that he distributes in businesses to compete with the SSN.   He claims in his advertising to represent local small business; but it’s pretty clear that he means most likely his own small business.

He also made a totally false and defamatory statement on facebook during the election.

sept 28 Facebook Dave Smith said what

The fact that he has to use his wife’s facebook account to communicate is another white flag.  As for community Mr. Smith refused to have SSN cover his Bun Fest event which was charity as well as participate in the Celebrate South Stormont  program which was sponsored by the township to help promote local business.   He also attacks an actual newspaper which is delivered mostly by Canada Post to his own product which is dropped off at stores and is simply a copy of the Coffee News, another locally owned franchise.

Sadly the election in South Stormont has become so riddled with falsehoods he might actually have a chance of being elected.

Ratings are for Perceived Honesty & Integrity, Vision and Action, Accessibility & Accountability, Leadership & Strength, and Win#  

All are on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best.

PH&I    1

V&A   3

A&A  3

L&S  1

 W# 4

Total points 12

What do you think voters?  You can post your comments below.

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12 Comments on "CFN Municipal Candidate Reviews for Cornwall & South Stormont GARDINER & SMITH"

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Hugger1
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Why bother giving them any further publicity?

David Oldham
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@Hugger1…the best reason that I can think of, is that publicity can be a double edged sword. I strongly suspect that Admin would agree with that.

Hugger1
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Admin; I guess you’re right. But some “candidates” don’t seem to be worth the time or space.

Hugger1
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Agreed Admin.

David Oldham
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Amen for this forum!

David Smith
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Jamie, you are about the most insecure person that I know. You hav’nt stopped slamming” The Know It All news ” since it started which was before your SSN. I never set out to damage your paper, in fact, if you talk to the right people you would find that I had applauded you and Reg for striking the deal that you did. I don’t like the deal as a taxpayer but good for you. What makes me laugh is your insecurity. I expect that with your “talent with pen “and your experience in journalism, you would’nt need to worry… Read more »
Dave Smith
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It’s too bad that all of your thoughts are in the bottom of the glass that’s half empty

jules
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I have never read the SS News as yet but I can say one thing here is that I like and respect Mayor McGillis and I live in Ottawa and formerly of Cornwall. This small town bickering is horrible and always thought that Long Sault, Ingleside, Morrisburg were nice places to live and raise a family. This kind of bickering is crazy. I have issues with this Tammy Hart and Richard Currier and see the hate on their faces and their souls show just who they really are. Jamie has made two good papers while in Cornwall and one is… Read more »
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