Fourteen Candidates to Fill Six Seats for Gananoque Council


(First written September 14, 2018 – L.Lorraine Payette)

(Gananoque, ON)   In order to make sure that everyone is as well informed as possible prior to the election, All Candidates Nights will be held by both the Chamber of Commerce (September 26 (council) and 27 (mayoral)) and the Rotary Club (October 3 (mayoral) and 10 (council). Fourteen candidates are running for six council positions in Gananoque. To give each of them an opportunity to be heard, each will be given a small space here. They are Dave Anderson, Adrian Haird, Matt Harper, Joe Jansen, Mike Kench, Allison McNaught, Ian Miller, Dennis O’Connor, David Osmond, Cheryl Lynn Pretsell, Art Thivierge, Harold Tulk, and Anne Warren. No response was received from candidate Terry Ferguson, but we will happily give equal time when we receive his information. Continue reading


Inaction on Municipal Elections Act Reforms Unacceptable: Clark

by Michael Jiggins, Executive Assistant to Steve Clark, MPP, Leeds-Grenville; written October 21, 2013

(QUEEN’S PARK) – Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark is renewing his call for the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to immediately introduce legislation to amend the Municipal Elections Act.

Clark says the amendments required include eliminating the excessively punitive penalty for the late filing of election expenses by municipal candidates. Currently, being even one day late in submitting this expense report means you automatically lose your council seat and can’t run in the next municipal election. – to read more>