MacDonald kicks off cam­paign; McDonell step­ping down

The Glengarry News - - Front Page - BY STEVEN WARBURTON News Staff

Af­ter more than six years in the Deputy Mayor’s chair, Jamie Mac­Don­ald is gun­ning for the top spot at North Glen­garry coun­cil.

Mr. Mac­Don­ald, who be­came Deputy Mayor af­ter the town­ship’s for­mer mayor, Grant page last week.

In the video, Mr. Mac­Don­ald praises the cur­rent coun­cil for a num­ber of ini­tia­tives in­clud­ing se­cur­ing grants for the Maxville water project, the com­mu­nity im­prove­ment plan, and com­plet­ing its bridge re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion pro­gram in Lochiel and Kenyon eight years ahead of sched­ule.

As mayor, he hopes to pre­pare for growth and devel­op­ment in Alexan­dria and Maxville, im­prove in­fra­struc­ture in the town­ship’s ham­lets, and con­tinue of­fer­ing ser­vices with­out over­tax­ing res­i­dents.

Mr. Mac­Don­ald, who used to op­er­ate The At­lantic bar and restau­rant in Alexan­dria be­fore mov­ing into a ca­reer in real es­tate, called him­self a proud life­long res­i­dent of North Glen­garry. Dur­ing his long ser­vice with the mu­nic­i­pal­ity, he has also served as war­den for the United Coun­ties of Stor­mont, Dun­das and Glen­garry.

Mr. Mac­Don­ald won’t be chal­lenged by cur­rent mayor Chris McDonell, who says he’s step­ping down af­ter 19 years in mu­nic­i­pal pol­i­tics.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF JAC­QUE­LINE MIL­NER

CORN­WALL DEMON­STRA­TION: Kin­der Mor­gan’s pipe­line and tanker project vi­o­lates Indige­nous rights, threat­ens frag­ile wa­ter­ways with oil spills, and would fa­cil­i­tate huge in­creases in global warming car­bon pol­lu­tion, ac­cord­ing to pro­test­ers.

Jamie Mac­Don­ald Crack, was elected to Queen’s Park, in 2012, made his in­ten­tions known by launch­ing a brief bilin­gual video on his Face­book

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