With the municipal election fast approaching, it’s time to examine mayoral platforms. At the debate we heard little news from our current mayor; so more of the same. Maybe like me, you want to try something new.
One thing jumped out to me in Mark A MacDonald’s platform. He wants more political input into the bugetary process. What a novel idea! The councillors we elect actually do what they promise during the campaign!
If they know our city, we suffer from unemployment, a growing number of seniors, poverty, etc.
Departmental budgets are skyrocketing and the last council was OK with that.
The police budget, for example, is absurdly high considering our population numbers. Council should tell these managers to manage within our budgets we can afford. Council should lead by example with their own accounts and not expect raises during a recession.
I believe with MacDonald as mayor we could pull through these hard times. PRogress will only come with pulling all citizens forward and he can do that.
Joyce Ducharme – Cornwall Ontario
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