In Politics, Business and even during our home lives there are a few basic components of successful LEADERSHIP! Cornwall, Ontario’s lack of progressive political leadership is not only clearly evident, but is also seriously failing us in many basic functions!
Lack of Communication
Transparency is the hottest word passed around City Hall now of days and so it should be. Meetings have been mishandled by both Councillors and the Mayor and publicly displayed due to the abuse of one Councillor. More than one discussion was allowed to go off topic during Closed Door Meetings which led to the loss of one Councillor and the degradation of another senior politician.
Mayor Kilger has been recently accused of stopping mail from getting to Councillors and although extremely unethical this type of micromanagement has become almost expected from those operating at City Hall!
Get along or Get Out!
Where does Cornwall City Council want to be in the future…..no one knows! Why? Is it simply due to a lack of foresight and general knowledge………….or maybe because this group was elected without any platform to be held too?
My theory is that many are losing their edge due to age and have lost the energy that once pushed them into the political light!
Unfortunately, this is too common amongst not only those on Council but certain members of the community who support the Kilger camp. Such actions as an unjust and completely biased advertising ban on the Cornwall Free News for allowing articles such as this.
Intimidation stems from Mayor to Council, Council to Council, Administration to staff and those in the community who do the mayors dirty work posing as concerned citizens.
My opinion is that the failed “Code of Ethics” was just a starting point to hire an “Integrity Commissioner” to further intimidate and quite all of those councillors and committee members with a mind of their own!
Poor People Skills
Our highly recruited Human Resources Manager was let go without cause and paid out handsomely due to a previous councils error; a council who contained many of those re-elected for the current term. Many employees prior to his employment where mistreated and the City was the first to be charged under the whistleblower act for their handling of an employee trying to protect a senior citizen at the Glen-Stor-Dun Lodge.
Helping those in Need
The Agape has been struggling and this is a clear sign of declining middle class. Increased financial support and the lack of growth has finally started show its ugly head in the form of a decrease in support for the Agape and the Fall Home and Spring Show!
In Summary, I would love to see some more positive growth and for all of those who think the Target Distribution Centre will grow our community I simply have one question for you…………………………..
How much has our community grown since the opening of SCM, Shoppers Drug Mart Distribution, Star Tek and Teleperformance?
Don’t Believe the Hype………Believe the Facts! Cornwall needs better Leaders!
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