South Stormont News organized a Debate for Tuesday October 7, 2014 at The Long Sault Marina Restaurant, unfortunately the organizer Mr. Jamie Gilcig developed a sudden medical condition and the event morphed into a Town Hall style meeting. A near packed house of South Stormont residents attended and although they thoroughly enjoyed the comradery , relaxed atmosphere and great discussions, many felt extremely disappointed that ALL the Candidates did not make an effort to meet them, the voters. In these times of bleak voter apathy, boycotting any political event is a direct insult to the most important person in the equation; the voter.
The Candidates who did attend; Mayor McGillis, Councillors Richard Waldroff & Cindy Woods (running for Deputy Mayor), newcomers Chris Cameron, Reginald Coffey & Mike Proulx and Wendy MacPherson (Public School Board Trustee) made a positive impression with the constituents by being there for the people and not letting political bias cloud their commitment to the community.
The political process should be about the voters needs, not about the candidates’ partisan attitudes. In reality the Candidates who choose to boycott this event, in fact boycotted the very people who will be casting their votes on October 27, 2014.
Long Sault, ON
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