CORNWALL Ontario – We knew it was going to happen. Incumbents Bernadette Clement and Elaine MacDonald signed on the dotted line and will run for council again in 2014.
Both are on the Feral Five list of councilors that have essentially rubber stamped Mayor Kilger’s secretive and at times essentially illegal actions. Ms Clement was sniffing around to run under Justin Trudeau in the next Federal election although the buzz is that she ran such a poor campaign and has so much baggage that the party has their eye one of Cornwall’s bigger ticket lawyers.
They join Alyssa Blais & Carilyne Hebert (both MacDonald proteges) as well as Heather Megill bringing to five out of 23 candidates for council with Friday the deadline for candidates to put their names forward.
The current council is under scrutiny for a litany of black marks from illegal in camera meetings, to whistle blowers and other chicanery.
Ms MacDonald in particular has been singled out for her gross conflicts of interest by speaking on behalf of organizations that she sits on the board of in open council.
What do you think Cornwall Ontario? Will you give Elaine and Bernadette another chance?
And the Seaway News is reporting that Claude McIntosh is crawling out of Mayor Kilger’s nether regions and will be running for council. The long time Cornwall scribbler will not be writing his column during the election the story reported. As of press time his name was not on the dotted line.
Mr. McIntosh’s last column for the Free Holder earned the paper a lawsuit. The third in row. He landed at the Seaway News and the paper has gone from 48 to 24 pages per edition since.
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