Candidates gather at second public meeting
From left. Jamie Laurin (re-elected), Raymond St. Pierre, Patrick Thibodeau, Duane Fitzpatrick, Amanda Simard (elected), Pierre Leroux (re-elected), Cindy Saucier, Ron Barr and André Brisson (elected). A second councillor candidates’ meeting was held at the Russell Arena on Tue., Oct. 22, the day before voting started for the 2014 Municipal Election. The event was hosted by the Russell Agricultural Society. Questions asked of the potential councillors included what they thought to be the single most important issue facing the township and how they plan to support it; if they are supportive of fighting the Taggart-Miller waste project; how do they plan to get youth more involved in politics; what do the candidates envision for future recreation facilities and how to pay for them; will they help to preserve the trees on the Forced Road, possibly as a heritage road; and council meeting times.
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