Politicians on a power trip?

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With the upcoming municipal elections and the nomination of a candidate to replace Charlotte L’Écuyer, MNA, ratepayers must reflect on how they want to be represented. Being well represented at the municipal level will enhance representation at the provincial and federal levels.

With the upcoming municipal elections and the nomination of a candidate to replace Charlotte L’Écuyer, MNA, ratepayers must reflect on how they want to be represented. Being well represented at the municipal level will enhance representation at the provincial and federal levels.
To be represented in a fair, honest and transparent manner, by someone working with and for you, voters must pay close attention to the platforms of candidates. Recently in the Municipal of Pontiac, when ratepayers requested changes to new bylaws and asked council to hold off approving the bylaws until after the election, they were told that they were just creating an issue. This is an insult to the ratepayers and a violation of their democratic rights. Government officials are elected to represent voters; it does not give them the right to make decisions against voters’ wishes.
At the provincial level, candidate André Fortin has political and business experience and was responsible for acquiring the Quyon Senior’s apartment building. The other candidate, Claude Poirer is unknown to many people in this region. With the purchase of a $5 membership, voters may attend the Liberal Party nomination meeting and vote for the candidate who will replace L’Écuyer.  
Voting should be taken seriously; it is up to voters to make the difference.

Joan Belsher
PONTIAC