(Debbie & Chris Cameron with sons Brody & Caelan)
CFN – Local activist Christopher Cameron has taken the plunge and will be running for Council in South Stormont Ontario.
Mr. Cameron was raised in South Stormont, and his family goes back for over 230 years, and were United Empire Loyalist descendants.
He is a Registered Nurse graduating from St. Lawrence College in 1995 and works at the Ottawa Civic Hospital in Hemodialysis, and is interested in politics, gardening, golfing, and camping.
He was approached by the Deputy Mayor, Tammy Hart, to be part of what was termed a “Slate” but rejected her plan and eventually decided to still enter the race for 2014.
We interviewed him at his home on Friday.
Mr. Cameron cited the dysfunction of the council related to the Deputy Mayor as one of the reasons for his entering the race as he would like to see a better functioning council; that there has been much disruption & tension due to the flagrant actions of Ms Hart that resulted in her being fined four weeks salary by Integrity Commissioner Robert Swayze.
He is most known as an activist against the bilingual hiring practices of the local Cornwall Community Hospital and area agencies.
He also worked ardently to support the bylaw passed in South Stormont allowing for any language to be used on signs.
Presenting over 2,800 signatures to MPP Jim McDonell