Cornwall Ontario – Like the fat kid chasing after the ice cream truck to be first in line conflicted Cornwall City David Murphy registered to run for Mayor on the first day possible.
It was no surprise to many including the #metoo women he hit on while teaching at St. Lawrence College or local barmaids. Mr. Murphy has refused to respond to questions about hitting on his former students and other local media have so far given him a free pass on the issue.
Murphy essentially is a stooge candidate for the Benson team. He just voted to give the Benson vanity thingy a ten year $500K bag o cash from taxpayers at a facility that doesn’t pay municipal taxes based on this spreadsheet presented to council. That clearly isn’t being fiscally responsible.
There’s not much originality that emanates from his yap. He flows with the directives even to the point of flip flopping. For example he stated that he wants to support an arts centre (the city apparently has just purchased the BMO building on Pitt) yet not only has a poor track record of supporting arts in the community, but was a juggernaut to kill funding for the City’s only art asset, the former public art gallery.
At one point he skipped a board presentation to council and then just popped into the meeting to essentially trash the gallery and vote against funding.
He clearly doesn’t understand that elected officials are there to serve all, not just those that pay their salaries or think they’re cool like Dan Allaire who has been announced as his campaign manager, but has not announced if he will be taking a leave from his Corus gig as clearly that would prejudice any other candidates.
While serving as the chair of the lay committee people that didn’t run, but were related to council members were given seats at the free pizza table while others were not allowed no matter how many committees they applied to or if they ran for election or not. Normally anyone that runs for office is given a priority for committee selection.
When we ran our mayoralty poll his name was included even though he’s shown gross prejudice against this newspaper and we aren’t a public service, but a company that has suffered from a prejudicial municipal boycott during his term of office.
He doesn’t understand media or how to communicate with them. For example, he didn’t send a release or invite to this newspaper even though we have the largest viewership in this city, in this community he is asking for support from. He may not like what’s written or the owner, but what does he have against those of you reading this; many of whom wouldn’t even know he was running today if you only read CFN?
He’s a coward. Straight up. When yours truly challenged him to a boxing match a few years ago he accepted and then kept adding conditions; all of which were agreed on until he simply chickened out and backed away. He later did a charity match with his campaign manager that looked more like sumo wrestling than anything resembling pugilism.
And finally, he IS a large part of why for two terms a city management and council have allowed the tax levy to rise by about 20% per term. He can whisper sweet nothings to the voters, but the reality is that he was a key part on key committees of each of those councils that tax raped the residents of Cornwall. He’s made mention of things he’d like to see, but doesn’t seem to have a clue how to effect them which really isn’t leadership.
A vote for David Murphy represents the very worst that is Cornwall. And that would be very sad for this city when it’s at a critical juncture and fighting for its fiscal survival. He just led a motion that will discourage development of property in Cornwall just to get to a mystical voodoo moment of saying a record tax increase was only 3.97% when even he would know that if you have to borrow cash and put off needed repairs to shave the number down you’ve essentially failed.
No thank you Mr. Murphy. You’ve proven your not fit for any public office, and certainly not fit to run for mayor.
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