For me this is a huge red flag.
Maybe Mr. Dick is the best candidate, but then again maybe it’s an end around by the mayor and his cohorts to bring in someone that will play ball with them the way Mr. Fitzpatrick apparently did?
Mr. Dick, formerly a manager with the City of Cornwall was of course one of those named in the Pilon case:
 For the reasons set out below the Application is allowed in part. The failures of the respondents are both substantive and procedural. I have found that the respondents, the City of Cornwall, John Flannigan and David Dick, discriminated against the applicant in suggesting to her that she attempt to confine her washroom use to her scheduled break times and failed to accommodate the applicant to the point of undue hardship when requested to do so in May 2004.
Frankly in this scribblers opinion and as a tax payer of the City of Cornwall I think that no CAO should be appointed until after the next Municipal election. It just doesn’t make sense to have those eating the chickens in the chick coop to be deciding who the next watch dog is to be… Many on Council now will not be after the next election. Heck some of them won’t be finishing this term even!
Eight years of service should be long enough. Is there really a non-political reason for Manon not to replace the city clerk whose on vacation, again?
Is there really someone outside that could do as well as job or better especially without the hands on experience that our Deputy clerk has?
This reeks! Could this be why Mayor Kilger personally gave hand outs to council instead of the clerk to distribute at council this week?
That’s the problem with the way Mayor Kilger is running his show. The lack of transparency is costing tax payers a lot of money and jacking up taxes by 3% is never going to solve anything. It certainly will not attract more people to live and work here and how many more for rent signs do we need in the downtown core?
No it’s time for a big flush at City Hall and a major investigation and clean up. We the tax payers of Cornwall deserve better. We need to know what’s being done with our money and we need to elect those that care more about “our futures” than “their futures”.
Mayor Kilger once said the hardest choice a politician can make is to have to chose between party loyalty and loyalty to constituents.
It’s time he remembered his very own words.
And while it may be a small clique of 5 (down from 7) who are giving him carte blanche to rape tax payers and run amok those five that aren’t need to start talking out loud and remembering that they are there to do the best for the Corporation of the City of Cornwall and not the mayor.
Silence equals guilt. And while there are some faces not on the image above they need to share what some of them do in private. That our emperor is in fact not wearing any clothes and that the only way things can get better for Cornwall Ontario is for change.
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