Cornwall Ontario – What an odd Municipal election this is. Almost no media coverage to date and an invite for an evening for council and mayoralty candidates to meet at the Knights of Columbus Hall for tonight was cancelled due to several candidates refusing to attend.
The meeting would have been open to the public.
The narrow minded thinking of certain candidates has deprived the public (voters) the opportunity to meet and discuss important issues with those seeking to lead them.
All credit goes to Councilor Mark A MacDonald for organizing the event to enlighten the public and embrace Democracy locally. He said several of the candidates were still eager to see such a meeting occur and that they would be communicating shortly another date for the meeting.
Oddly enough MacDonald stated he was not contacted by Cornwall Newswatch for Bill Kingston’s hatchet job just published. Todd Lalonde, who was to moderate, did not return our query prior to publication of this story. We reached out to him via phone and email.
The election is marred by scandals the city is facing or inflicting on itself such as the Elaine MacDonald follies of the BMO purchase, and the even more embarrassing MPAC lawsuit.
Sources are suggesting that certain candidates are trying to limit their exposure to the public with an array of candidates related to city managers or foisted to run by certain civic
We will be updating this story.
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