Coun­cil Can­di­date Pro­files 2018 Claude Mcin­tosh Mary Jane Proulx

Seaway News - - Election 2018 - Jack Lind­say Elaine Mac­don­ald

My name is Jack Lind­say, na­tive of Corn­wall and lo­cally ed­u­cated. As a re­tired plant man­ager, I have the experience to be an ef­fec­tive and ac­tive coun­cil­lor. If elected, I will ad­vo­cate for: an in­fra­struc­ture master plan for the wa­ter­front; sound bud­get­ing; strong Safety; af­ford­able res­i­den­tial development; re­vi­tal­iza­tion of down­town­corn­wall and Le Vil­lage.

My goal is to bring people to­gether to lis­ten to their con­cerns, to think con­struc­tively, and to take ac­tion. There are some tough de­ci­sions to be taken in the next few years, and I look for­ward to work­ing dili­gently to help build a more af­ford­able, sus­tain­able and dy­namic Corn­wall.

I’m a three-term city coun­cilor with a strong com­mit­ment to all things pub­lic: parks, ser­vices, cul­tural and recre­ational op­por­tu­ni­ties and sup­port for the shared ameni­ties that en­hance our qual­ity of life. I am com­mit­ted to a plat­form of re­spon­si­ble tax­a­tion as the way to pro­tect what we have and re­spond to op­por­tu­ni­ties that move the city for­ward.

As coun­cilor, I will con­tinue to pro­mote pro­gres­sive poli­cies that build pros­per­ity and se­cu­rity for our com­mu­nity and sup­port steady growth that ben­e­fits Corn­wall fam­i­lies and busi­nesses, at­tract­ing people to our city. Photo pro­vided by Roy Stu­dio.

As a Corn­wall na­tive who spent much of a 44-year news­pa­per ca­reer liv­ing and work­ing in Corn­wall, I have a deep in­ter­est in the fu­ture of our com­mu­nity which has bat­tled back from the loss of its ma­jor man­u­fac­tur­ing sec­tor.

Dur­ing the past four years I rep­re­sented coun­cil on nine com­mit­tees, one which worked with the Mo­hawk Coun­cil of Akwesasne ( MCA) to ac­quire the habour lands from the fed­eral gov­ern­ment. We also se­cured $6.5 mil­lion to help de­velop the prop­erty. It was the cul­mi­na­tion of sev­eral years of ne­go­ti­a­tions and a big step for our on­go­ing wa­ter­front plans.

The com­mer­cial prop­erty as­sess­ment (rev­enue) de­ba­cle cre­ated by MPAC mis­cal­cu­la­tions and the re­sult­ing ap­peals will bur­den the next coun­cil with unique fi­nan­cial chal­lenges that will re­quire tough de­ci­sions while bal­anc­ing rea­son­able tax in­creases with keep­ing the city mov­ing for­ward. Coun­cil experience will be an as­set.

The two pil­lars of my elec­tion plat­form are the same as in 2014: Re­spon­si­ble rep­re­sen­ta­tion and com­mit­ment.

My name is Mary Jane Proulx and I was born and raised in Corn­wall. I work part time as a coun­sel­lor for the men­tally chal­lenged. I vol­un­teer for Roy and Chers Res­cue Farm trap­ping the feral cats in Corn­wall.

My cam­paign is an aware­ness cam­paign for the feral cat sit­u­a­tion in Corn­wall.

I’ve trapped 75 feral cats in 3 years. I’m the one who is speak­ing to the people of Corn­wall about this prob­lem. And it is a prob­lem.

I’ve or­ga­nized a feral cat protest Septem­ber 24th in front of City Hall be­fore a Coun­cil meet­ing. If you don’t at­tend then you can’t com­plain!

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