CORNWALL Ontario – I love car rides. You can have the strangest and oddest chats, especially if your passenger is kinda smart.
Thursday we snuck out to Ottawa for a T&T run. T&T is an Asian grocery chain and I always enjoy visiting them.
So on the way home, while nibbling on some Sushi and duck the conversation turned to Cornwall politics and my car mate suggested that she still thought that Guy St. Jean would have made a better councilor, at least better than Brock Frost. After all essentially St. Jean set up a business in South Stormont, ran for council in Cornwall, and when he didn’t win flouted off to Florida and closed shop!
Now Frost is a proven liar, allegedly a real estate fraudster, maker up of stories like suggesting I’d made horrific sexual advances on his person while still buying an ad at said meeting and sponsoring our 5th Anniversary event at the Port shortly after, but is he a good councilor?
“The Charges they are true. I’m defending them vigoursly. I have pled guilty.”
That last part of the quote may have been a Freudian slip by Councilor Frost?
Well the easy is answer is no, but St. Jean had already proven to be very susceptible for changing his mind like the wind based on outside influences. That’s really scary.
We vote for leadership when we vote for elected officials yet all that leadership they huff and puff about during election races seems to disappear into the “let’s hire a consultant” phase if elected.
Would you really want someone who could be easily swayed as an elected official or someone who took a clear position and worked for their vision?
Frost oddly enough has shown more vision and leadership this term than any other single member of council including the mayor. Can you name some issues championed by others? Justin Towndale has tried to do a bit, but Brock has been a busy cowboy. What he lacks in honesty and integrity he makes up for in yippy kay yay.
Now that doesn’t mean he’s doing a good job or that his vision makes much sense, but do we really need ten councilors and a mayor that do very little other than muck things up and canvas for bodies that they happen to sit on or shut down family ice rinks at Christmas?
Is that leadership?
That Mr. Frost looks “good” next to this failed circus of a council is not something to be especially proud of.
It should be a bell ringing event that causes the public to show concern because at the end of the day we pay the bill for the nonsense this group writes the cheques for.
Leadership for example would be standing up in Council and/or issuing a release suggesting that Mr. Frost should take a leave of absence until his legal wranglings are sorted out, especially as he’s finally admitted to the Quebec police matter, and if he refused to strip him of all committees he’s on.
After all, if someone were charged, not convicted, but charged, of any instance with children would they still be allowed to work with them? Should Mr. Frost have access to certain private City info with fraud and possible criminal convictions hanging over his and the city’s head?
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