Electing a warden?

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I am still undecided about electing a warden for MRC Pontiac and paying a full-time salary, based on salary standards set in Quebec City.  There are obvious reasons against this idea, which Mr Ryan’s column stated; there are good reasons for it, also, but they remain mostly hopes and super-optimistic forecasts (like we will have a Superman apply for the job!).

I am still undecided about electing a warden for MRC Pontiac and paying a full-time salary, based on salary standards set in Quebec City.  There are obvious reasons against this idea, which Mr Ryan’s column stated; there are good reasons for it, also, but they remain mostly hopes and super-optimistic forecasts (like we will have a Superman apply for the job!).
The point Mr Ryan missed is why do so many people find the MRC irrelevant to their lives? Ask anyone; chances are their answer will be “The MRC is useless.” Ask anyone to name three things the MRC has accomplished. Pontiac’s future has gone steadily downhill since the MRC was imposed upon us by the province. I would like to see some evidence why we should be concerned about the MRC at all.
Mr Ryan’s best point all-around is that the mayors who vote on a big salary increase (and an election) must promise they will not run for the job. If they do vote and then run for the job, it will be obvious that they are feathering their own nest and don’t have the well-being of the Pontiac in their hearts. We do not need this. There is too much of this everywhere!
Thank you for the public discussion on this important topic.

Ron Heimart
SHAWVILLE