Cornwall ON – It’s hard keeping up with Mark MacDonald as he takes aim at unseating popular incumbent Bob Kilger as Mayor of Cornwall Ontario in the October 25, 2010 Municipal elections.
Mark visits a local Mosque – Video from Vince Pilon
Councilor MacDonald as been busy visiting mosques, visiting schools, knocking on doors and beating the bushes during the last embers of the campaign.
Video from Vince Pilon
It hasn’t all been kissing babies and shaking hands. Mr. MacDonald has weighed in a few issues of late and sent we media the following statements.
On the CFIB report:
I am disappointed that the recent entrepreneur survey done the the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) had Cornwall ranked 100th out of 100 communities. However, I am not surprised by the very low ranking because of Cornwall’s high property taxes and the poor reputation of Cornwall’s building permit department.
On City Media Spending:
I am disappointed that the City of Cornwall is running a full page and a half political ad in this week’s The Journal of Cornwall outlining the building activity that took place in Cornwall during the past four years, most of which were non municipal projects, and having the ad run beside Mayor Kilger’s full page political ad. This City of Cornwall ad under the heading of 4 years of success and advancement in Cornwall is wasteful spending of taxpayers’ dollars and is designed to boost the Mayor’s campaign. The City of Cornwall should not be running partisan, political ads. This sleazy practice should be banned. The Mayor should pay for his own political ads.
Mark A. MacDonald
Tonight is the last debate of the election, at the Army Navy Club on the Environment. With four sleeps until voting day on October 25th we’ll all find out if Mr. MacDonald has what it takes to finish this race as strongly as he leapt out.
What do you think Cornwall? You can post your comments below and please remember to vote on October 25th!