Cornwall, Ontario – An excited group of people gathered tonight (Monday, December 3rd) at the Cornwall Civic Complex for the swearing in of Cornwall’s new Mayor and Council for the 2018-2022 term.
Clerk Manon Levesque administered the oaths of office to the 10 newest councillors, Todd Bennett, Eric Bergeron, Claude McIntosh, Maurice Dupelle, Carilyne Hebert, Dean Hollingsworth, Syd Gardiner, Elaine MacDonald, Glen Grant and Justin Towndale and to Mayor Bernadette Clement.
Each Councillor was given time for a short thank you speech.
“Madame Mayor, I love the sound of that” said Councillor Carilyne Hebert at the beginning of her speech.
“Madame Mayor the Chain of Honour looks good on you”. stated Councillor Justin Towndale at the beginning of his.
Mayor Bernadette Clement spoke of her vision for the next 4 years and concluded her speech by stating that a Mayor and Council cannot do it alone and called the Citizens of Cornwall to help her make history!
Congratulations to all and especially to Cornwall’s first female Mayor as well as the first female Mayor of colour elected in Ontario, seen here (with a smile that speaks volumes), telling the Seeker that she is “Very Excited.”
It’s definitely Time!