Enjoy my conversations with Mr. Vallee who always speaks to having vision and responsibly implementing that vision.
I'm honoured to have him stand behind me in this election.
Mr. Fortier has been part of my Mayor's Advisory for a long time. He's always encouraging development and financial responsibility.
I'm fortunate to have his steady advise at my side.
Mrs. Denault first encouraged me to run. She saw in me what I didn't even see in myself. Her positive, warm and humane character continues to be one of my greatest inspirations.
It's such an honour having her consistent support.
Mrs. Champoux is one of our town's most active and dedicated community supporters. I enjoy her positive and constructive comments and her deep pride for a progressive community.
I'm grateful and proud to have Mrs. Champoux support my re-election.
I have been working for years with Peter Politis as Mayors in Cochrane District. Peter has been the most vocal, action orientated and astute Mayor in all of the 12 municipalities in Cochrane District.
With his dynamic leadership qualities, he was one of the key mayors in our fight to reverse the decision to divest the Ontario Northland Railroad; he was the key spokesperson to fight the impact of the Endangered Species Act and Woodland Caribou protection legislation that would have further decimated the forest industry in our region; he was the most ardent spokesperson and critic on behalf of us in the north fighting to reinstate the spring bear hunt; he championed the cause to reduce the extremely high and unfair costs of Ontario Provincial Police to Ontario municipalities, in fact he became chair of the 160+ municipalities that joined together to lobby against the OPP costs and many more items that concerned him because they seriously affected the livelihood, quality of life and health and welfare of the citizens of Northeastern Ontario.
Peter Politis is a fantastic communicator both verbally and with the written word; he has tremendous charisma, he is passionate in what he believes in and he believes in the North, he is innovative and creative ...
Change is difficult to accept and even harder to introduce. Peter Politis has been a tireless champion of considered, needed and equitable change in our town and as I look around our community, I am constantly reminded of the positive change he has brought. The gateway to our town, the centrepiece of Commando Park, the revitalised plywood plant; these are all changes that may not have come to fruition without Peter's guiding hand, patience and clear view of a bigger picture.
To prosper, Cochrane must continue to change and reinvent. Not easy and not always well received. Necessary.
This Fall, we will see some returning councillors and some new faces. I applaud all that are willing to give so much of their time for their community. I believe we owe it to these champions to provide them with a leader and mentor with a proven record and the stamina to carry the load for another four years.
I am voting Peter Politis for Mayor. I hope you will too.