The buck stops at the Mayor as he is the leader. Council dictates policy which in a perfect world is enacted by management. Then again sometimes management dictates to a weak and ignorant council lacking vision, leadership, and direction.
For the second term in a row Council has given the contract for Pharmacy services at its Long Term Care facility, Glen Stor Dun Lodge to a service provider that is not based in Cornwall nor has many local employees. In other words, over a half million dollars is pumped out of the community instead of into the community.
The cost to the city either way? Pretty much zero as the province writes the cheques and residents may in fact have to pay higher costs for services and products not covered by the province.
Medical Arts Pharmacy is a locally owned firm that has facilities and services most pharmacies do not. It has been a long standing family firm that is one of, if not, the largest non government employers in the community with many of the positions, including one held by the mayor’s own daughter, paying well compared to other local gigs.
Does any of that make any sense? While a promotional video, much of the ground covered is very relative to the service offered by a local company via a distant one with no real local presence.
The contract was given to the outside company under the Paul Fitzpatrick Donna Derouchie scandal. Does it make sense to have renewed?
What do you think dear CFN viewers? Should the city be giving more credence to the local impact of contracts awarded?
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