The can­di­dates in Glen­garry-Prescott-Rus­sell

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page -

Darcy Neal Don­nelly Party: Lib­er­tar­ian Bi­og­ra­phy: A com­mer­cial truck driver, Mr. Don­nelly is also a fam­ily man and for­mer coach with the Glen­garry Soccer League.

Quote: “The best means of pre­serv­ing the greater good is to pro­tect the ab­so­lute rights of the in­di­vid­ual. Your rights are para­mount be­fore col­lec­tives such as unions, cor­po­ra­tions and even gov­ern­ments. Your vote is the high­est au­thor­ity and I wish to earn it by serv­ing you to the best of my po­lit­i­cal abil­i­ties.” Bon­nie Jean-Louis Party: New Democrats Bi­og­ra­phy: Born and raised in Hawkes­bury, Bon­nie is an ac­tive mem­ber of the com­mu­nity and a ded­i­cated vol­un­teer. Her so­cial jus­tice ad­vo­cacy and help build­ing health­ier com­mu­ni­ties led to her win­ning the 2011 On­tario Min­is­te­rial Award for En­vi­ron­men­tal Ex­cel­lence and the Queen Eliz­a­beth Di­a­mond Ju­bilee in 2012. Pierre Ler­oux Party: Lib­eral Bi­og­ra­phy: Pierre Ler­oux, a mar­ried father of three boys, has been a res­i­dent of Rus­sell Town­ship for over 16 years. He has served as an Em­brun vol­un­teer fire­fighter, and in 2010, was elected as a mu­nic­i­pal coun­cil­lor. Fol­low­ing the sud­den loss of the for­mer mayor, J.P. St-Pierre, Mr. Ler­oux was elected as his suc­ces­sor in 2014. He is a busi­ness­man, hav­ing es­tab­lished dé­pan­neurs in Em­brun and Cas­sel­man. Daniel Reid Party: Green Bi­og­ra­phy: Daniel Reid, who lives in Em­brun, has had a suc­cess­ful ca­reer in ed­u­ca­tion as a com­puter science teacher since 1998, earn­ing his Masters of Ed­u­ca­tion at the Uni­ver­sity of Western On­tario in 2011. Am­i­ca­bly sep­a­rated, he shares 50/50 cus­tody of his four young daugh­ters with his ex-wife.

He is a past ex­ec­u­tive mem­ber of On­tario High School Chess Cham­pi­onship, Senior fac­ulty mem­ber of the Ful­ford De­bate League, Uni­ver­sity Ad­mis­sions ad­vi­sor for Dalian Maple Leaf In­ter­na­tional School in China, and sup­port staff as a Fac­ulty Tech­nol­ogy Coach. Amanda Si­mard Party: Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­va­tive Bi­og­ra­phy: A life­long res­i­dent of Glen­garry-Prescott-Rus­sell with deep fam­ily roots in the com­mu­nity, Amanda Si­mard serves as a mu­nic­i­pal coun­cil­lor, is flu­ent in French and English, and serves her com­mu­nity on var­i­ous boards and com­mit­tees. She was a re­cip­i­ent of the Queen Eliz­a­beth II Di­a­mond Ju­bilee Medal and the Cana­dian Mil­len­nium Schol­ar­ship for lead­er­ship, in­no­va­tion, aca­demic ex­cel­lence, and com­mu­nity ser­vice. She holds a law de­gree (Juris Doc­tor) from the Uni­ver­sity of Ot­tawa and has ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence work­ing on Par­lia­ment Hill in var­i­ous ca­pac­i­ties, in­clud­ing as a Pol­icy Ad­vi­sor. Joël Char­bon­neau Party: On­tario Party He is listed as the pres­i­dent of the party.

A trio of Che­va­liers de Colomb de Green Val­ley was in­stru­men­tal in re­fresh­ing the decade-old road signs at the north and south ends of the vil­lage as part of the com­mu­nity’s 140th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions.

Seen here are Grand Knight Émile Viau and fel­low Knights Yvon Mé­nard and Ron La­joie (all sep­tu­a­ge­nar­i­ans) as they com­plete re­in­stalling the re­fur­bished signs, af­ter Mr. Mé­nard had spent count­less hours in re­pair­ing, mod­i­fy­ing and paint­ing them. Yvon’s youngest brother, Ré­jean (a young sex­a­ge­nar­ian), who took the photo, lent a much ap­pre­ci­ated hand at re­mov­ing and in­stalling them.

“We, the lo­cal res­i­dents, can all be proud of our unique signs,” points out Mr. Mé­nard. Ev­ery­one is wel­come to par­tic­i­pate in the up­com­ing cel­e­bra­tions of the vil­lage and the im­me­di­ate area’s his­tory on June 23 and 24, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Co­in­cid­ing with St-Jean-Bap­tiste Day fes­tiv­i­ties, the fes­tiv­i­ties will fea­ture many his­tor­i­cal and sports ex­hi­bi­tions, and live mu­sic from Green Val­ley’s own mu­si­cians, young and old.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.