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The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page -

MUCH ADO ABOUT AN “HON­EST” DEAL: In its Jan­uary 13, 1966 edi­tion TheNews re­ported that Lan­caster Reeve Lloyd Fawthrop would seek re-elec­tion af­ter a court had nul­li­fied his De­cem­ber vic­tory over Ray­mond Alan Munro, who al­leged the reeve had a con­flict of in­ter­est. No­body, in­clud­ing the judge, ques­tioned the reeve’s in­tegrity but the elec­tion was de­clared void be­cause Mr. Fawthrop had re­ceived money from the mu­nic­i­pal­ity two days af­ter the vote. The vil­lage had paid his com­pany’s in­voices be­cause the Fawthrop firm was the only coal and lum­ber sup­plier in the mu­nic­i­pal­ity. Procur­ing such prod­ucts else­where would have been in­con­ve­nient and more ex­pen­sive. The judge’s ver­dict was aca­demic. When a new elec­tion was called, Mr. Munro did not run again; Mr. Fawthrop was ac­claimed.

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