A dou­ble stan­dard in North Glen­garry

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page -

The Editor, I was very in­ter­ested to read in the Jan­uary 28 edi­tion of The News that North Glen­garry Coun­cil awarded $15,000 per year to the Dun­ve­gan Mu­seum to help pay their taxes and in­sur­ance for twenty years.

About one year ago as rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Alexandria Curl­ing Club, which is also non-profit, we ap­proached coun­cil with re­gards to our es­ca­lat­ing costs with hy­dro, taxes, in­sur­ance, and heat. We were told very quickly by coun­cil that they could not do any­thing with re­gards to taxes or in­sur­ance as it would set a prece­dent with all the non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tions we have in the area, which we un­der­stood.

I know of other non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tions in our area which are also strug­gling with ris­ing costs and could use coun­cil’s help. I guess it is the same as pro­vin­cial and fed­eral gov­ern­ment -- it’s all about who you know with North Glen­garry Coun­cil.

Ian McKay Pres­i­dent Alexandria Curl­ing Club

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