CORNWALL Ontario – In a bewildering flip flop Cornwall Waterfront Committee member Patrick Clarke sent in his press release to announce his decision to run for council.
Mr. Clarke (seated between Roy Perkins and Councilor Glen Grant) recently at the meeting where the WFC went in camera illegally as outlined in the Fournier Report also voted to amend the minutes to strike CFN as media present.
CFN set a record in June with 62,362 Unique Visitors and over 175,000 total visits which we have surpassed in July, and is the largest and most read newspaper in Cornwall Ontario online or otherwise. There have been estimates even that more people click and read CFN than both the Seaway News and Standard Freeholder combined.
It boggles how one could raise their hand the vote that the most read media isn’t media and then send in their press release.
Pat Clarke has announced his candidacy for Cornwall City Council in the upcoming municipal elections on October 27th, 2014. Pat, a bilingual Cornwall native who is a long time and active community volunteer, is hoping to be elected as a City Councillor.
Following his volunteer involvement with the “Run to end MS”, The Corus Cares Holiday Wine and Gourmet Tastings in support of the United Way, the Rotary Club of Cornwall, the Cornwall Multisport Club, the Cornwall Waterfront Committee, the Cornwall Recreation Advisory Committee and the Cornwall WaterFest Committee, Pat is looking to get involved with City Council in the hopes of continuing to “make Cornwall a better place to live” and to “make a difference in the lives of people in our community”.
He intends to release his campaign platform the week of August,11.
The mild mannered Mr. Clarke was one of the first to raise his hand to move into the illegal in camera session without asking any questions; but simply following the lead of member Roy Perkins and Councilor Glen Grant who seconded the motion to move into the illegal session.
Kudo’s to Mr. Clarke for sending in his release; but surely the question would arise regarding how he could possibly serve the best interests of our community after supporting an illegal in camera meeting and then dissing our loyal CFN viewers?
At the last meeting the committee voted to defer for a month rather than deal with the Fournier report findings even though they were quite clear. As well none of the committee apologized to the community or CFN for its actions.
What do you think of Mr. Clarke’s sucking and blowing at the same time? You can post your comments below.
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