CFN – In light of the footloose five who were allegedly fired by the city of Cornwall we did a little sniffing. While the city is still under it’s own leaky Cone of Silence questions are being asked now about all staff who potentially could have “stolen time” from the city.
Should Bob Peters of Economic Development be fired for working on this banner below and other activities during Mayor Kilger’s re-election campaign on City time?
Former Clerk Denise Labelle-Gelinas had this on her Facebook status. During the election there were other allegations of City Staff acting on behalf of the mayor on City Time as well.
The city is still refusing to disclose to the public what this messy waste of tax dollars is about. They are not being accountable nor replying to emails or answering media calls in a timely fashion.
It appears that the replacements of Paul Fitzpatrick & our clerk by Norm Levac and Helen Finn may simply be a change of the face, but not a change of how things have been done.
And what of the Mayor himself? Would someone like to check his attendance record during this and last term at committee meetings for the city?
While he recently had time to sit in on a new Waterfront condo development (on the former Domtar lands) and personally walked through with inspectors for the Truffles Burger Bar patio application (which was expedited) has the Mayor himself been giving the city value for the time he himself has spent? Does breakfast at Napoleon’s count as time spent on the job?
Should every city paid employee or contractor be monitored? The truth needs to come out about not only what happened to the five, but more importantly the process. Were they arbitrarily or unfairly fired? Were they treated differently than other staff? The public deserve answers.