CORNWALL Ontario – Two familiar faces joined the race for council in Cornwall as incumbents Maurice Dupelle and Denis Carr signed up officially.
They contrast as it was Dupelle’s first term on council and Carr is the longest serving elected official. Where Dupelle was learning the ropes and actually stood up for some issues; (see video above where he starts to speak around the 3 minute mark) more so than any of the other current councilors.
Carr is part of the problems that have made this current crop of Councillors the most dysfunctional in recent history. He’s been attributed of being part of the slate of Denis Thibault, Elaine MacDonald, Bernadette Clement, and Glen Grant that rubber stamped and allowed multiple issues and scandals to be hidden and downplayed to the public.
Councillor Dupelle on the CFN Contest for the public to write in letters about how great Cornwall is which the city actually attacked.
There is even a group (FLUSH) that sanctions a move to not re-elect of of the current crop.
Newcomer Justin Towndale is not new to politics having been a worker for the Liberal Party including his run to help Sandra Pupatello win the Provincial Liberal leadership. That’s what happens when you pick the wrong horse in a race in a leadership; banishment to Cornwall City Council….
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