The candidates in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell
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.