CORNWALL Ontario – Council candidate Brock Frost lives in South Stormont where he posted that he had voted this morning yet is running for council in Cornwall.
Mr. Frost who works in Real Estate can apparently do so according to Cornwall City Clerk Helen Finn who is in charge of our local election.
No, he is entitled to vote in as many places as he owns’ property.
Helen Finn, LLB in Quebec,
City Clerk / Greffière
Clerk’s Department / Département du Greffe
The Corporation of the City of Cornwall
360, rue Pitt Street, Cornwall, ON, K6J 3P9
So if I’m understanding our clerk correctly a retired person or someone on a fixed income in Cornwall gets one vote; but if you own property in South Glengarry, Cornwall, South Stormont and North Stormont you get four votes and can run for office in a municipality you don’t really live in?
Even Mayor Kilger is smart enough to have his “paper residence” be in Cornwall. (It’s reported that he spends most nights in Ottawa)
How do you feel about the possibility of a non-resident councilor in Cornwall? You can post your comments below.
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