As many of you know I have been the only candidate running for Mayor of our fair city now for a few months now.
There’s a lot of chatter whether Mayor Kilger will run again. Most say that he won’t. His good buddy Claude McIntosh wrote about two months ago that Mayor Kilger would be filing in a month; but still no word.
In the meanwhile I and many others are starting to wonder if I am getting a fair shake by other media locally?
Corus radio refused to invite me in to talk Cornwall. The Seaway News has not asked for an interview and the Freeholder certainly didn’t do an interview other than a minor blurb when I filed.
There’s been way more ink about my false police charges for making threatening phone calls; charges that were laid without looking at my phone or phone records prior; and both of which clearly show I never made the calls.
Justice working slowly means those charges still haven’t been cleared and the person that laid the false charges still hasn’t been charged themselve(s).
Do the media owe fairness to those offering their names for office? Here at CFN every candidate that has put their name forward has been invited for an interview no matter how brutally unfit for office they are. Any ad offer or event related to the election again has gone out to all candidates.
Likewise we have a very clear Mission Statement and Vision Statement that give space to the public. LINK
Are the people of Cornwall being done a service by the other media blocking the message of any candidate? I would think not, but of course I do not speak for TC Media, Quebecor, or Corus.
There are some very real election issues to talk about. Our insanely high taxes; the many scandals of the last term that have been exposed; the secret closed door meetings; the Chem tank mess, the current divestiture discussions that should not be finalized until after the next election, if that.
There are mom and pop issues; our infrastructure and flooding – our real community waterfront vision; not just that of a few developers locally. Youth retention; dumping this ridiculous Benson University project or at the very least stopping the flow of our tax dollars to fund it, and stopping the addition of Fluoride into our water supply.
We need to talk about the issues and so far we’re hearing very very little. The Provincial election should not be an excuse when it comes to the future of Cornwall.