Lancaster ON – It was an educational night in Lancaster Ontario as Mayor Jim “McFuddle” McDonell, who also is the PC candidate for SD&SG Moonwalked on by law 32-11 which would have raised water taxes for multi residential buildings by almost 300%.
Building owner Sue and one of her tenants before the meeting.
Things heated up for the mayor and council after a group of building owners organized last Thursday night. (earlier story with VIDEO ) The council meeting Monday night packed the small township hall with concerned residents and building owners.
It was clear before the meeting that there would be a deferral, but council wanted to make a presentation to the group, and then not only allowed their spokesperson Dean Slaney to present to council; ended up having an open conversation with members of the audience shouting out questions and comments.
Clip one of the By law deferrment
The group wanted the by law struck down, but ended up negotiating a six week deferment.
Liberal candidate Mark A MacDonald, a former city councilor of nearby Cornwall Ontario was present for the meeting as well and we had a chance to interview him prior to the meeting. He said after that he’d never seen a council meeting of this nature before.
It was also odd for someone that just protested in Cornwall last Saturday as Mr. McFuddle did about the $10,000 tax credit to help immigrants to Canada expedite into their trained professions have at least one member of his team; paid for with tax payer dollars; live in Quebec. It’s funny how some in Cornwall complain about city staff not living in the city, but in a whole other province? Moonwalking seems a Hudakian stratagem of late as the Hudak team has just changed the wording of their attacks on the $10,000 tax credit as well. LINK
Kudos to Councilor Bill McKenzie who actually pushed to vote on the by law thus striking it down, but he was out argued by the Mayor and his CAO. (You have to watch out for those CAO’s 🙂 )
Mayor McDonell has yet to respond to our query whether he will now take a leave of absence as Mayor of South Glengarry to pursue his attempt to become MPP or continue to draw salary while campaigning? The Hudak campaign seems riddled with scandal as candidates like Randy Hillier and Jim McDonell create bombs for the rookie party leader to circumvent which could be why he’s lost his lead in the polls as reported this morning.
Moon Walking video
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