CORNWALL Ontario – Voters wanted change and they made their voices heard Monday night as Mayor Bob Kilger went down in flames. Going along with him were long term councilors Syd Gardiner, Denis Carr, the despised Glen Grant and Gerry Samson.
As of 9:25 PM one poll still wasn’t reporting but the numbers were clear with Leslie O’Shaugnessy garnering 6,277 votes to Bob Kilger’s 5,396.
CFN Editor Jamie Gilcig drew 687 votes.
But it was on council that most of the changes will be visible with first timers Carilyne Hebert, Justin Towndale, Claude McIntosh, and Brock Frost along with returning Mark A MacDonald joining now second term candidates David Murphy & Maurice Dupelle.
Bernadette Clement, Andre Rivette, and Elaine MacDonald.
The nail biter was Rivette who kept a slim lead over Guy St. Jean all evening.
Denis Carr, Glen Grant, & Syd Gardiner finished 11, 12, and 13th.
It marks the end to one of the dirtiest campaigns this journalist has ever seen which included gross media bias by the Seaway News & Cogeco.
In South Stormont voters were upset with ultra long delays in results which many are already questioning as telephone and computer voting were used.
Unofficial results include Jim Bancroft defeating incumbent Bryan McGillis. Deputy Mayor Tammy Hart being re-elected as well as councillor Rick Waldroff. Newcomers Donna Primeau & Dave “Grumpy” Smith all will most likely have to await a recount.
Glitches also impacted other area vote counts as many clearly wish for paper ballots.
CFN will have extensive coverage Tuesday!
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