Cornwall ON – It was a scary night for those candidates that braved the topic and focus on the Environment and it isn’t often that a Federal Leader tosses a question into the mix as Green Party Leader Elizabeth May did for the Cornwall Ontario Candidates last night at the Army Navy club. Her question also led to some actual discussion about our neighbors on Akwesasne.
What was the most surprising was the depth of knowledge and caring that the group shared on the environment. You don’t have to be David Suzuki to care about where you live and try and make it better and this group as a whole deserves a lot of kudos and credibility for their answers.
Jason Setnyk Gary Samler Denis Carr on Saving Energy Dollars
The questions were only supplied as they sat down which meant no researching answers in advance with their teams which gives them an even bigger reason to be proud of their responses.
Mike Bedard on Akwesasne
David Murphy and Madeleine LeBrun
Denis Thibault and Claude Poirier
Bernadette Clement, Denis Thibault, Gary Samler, Mike Bedard at Environment Debate
Claude Poirier and closing statement from moderator David Rawnsley
The format of the debate wasn’t as structured as some of the others and the council candidates had an opportunity to answer the same questions as the mayor.
It was sad to see the event attacked by Bill Kingston of Corus in his coverage. It’s a shame in a city like Cornwall for this type of behaviour to occur. Tonight belonged to the candidates, but mostly to the people of Cornwall Ontario as they can rest assured that those that they’re voting for do care about the environment.
What do you think Cornwall? You can post your comments below. And please remember to vote on October 25th and when you go to vote please remember to bring your identification.