As the 2018 Municipal Election comes into the home stretch, there is much about this election that is different from past campaigns.
But experience from past campaigns is that in these final weeks candidates and campaigns can and will say things to excite the electorate.
And it is moments like this that I know many of us miss Bill Rea of the Caledon Citizen.
Bill was a straight-shooter, old-school-style reporter who could wade through the rhetoric to give us the straight goods. Here’s an excerpt from one of his editorials near the end of the last Municipal Election. A message just as valuable and worth-reading today as it was back then…
“…be on your guard against false or slanted information that might be distributed in the dying days of the campaign.
If the material contains charges against a candidate or group of candidates that makes your jaw drop, then work on the assumption that it’s garbage, because it probably is…”
Click here to read the full editorial.
And so I ask you in these final weeks that if there is something that makes you go “hmmm” take that sober second thought and think of Bill Rea.
Question the motivation.
And ask yourself, what does your Caledon look like?
My Caledon is the Caledon that managed to assemble the most volunteers per capita of any host community for the 2015 Pan Am Parapan Games.
My Caledon is the community who rally together when times are tough, like the ice storm and how our community can and did look after its own. Click here for more.
My Caledon is the one that manages to pull off the number one and number three spots across all of Canada for supporting our Special Olympic athletes. Click here for. more.
We are attracting important, flagship companies who are coming to Caledon for all the good they see in our community.
This is the Caledon I have been proud to call home my entire life.
The place my wife and I are proud to have raised our children in.
And the community where our family—like so many others—has lived, worked, played and volunteered our entire lives.
I’m running on my record.
A record of championing the community and tackling big issues head on.
And about continuing to stand strong for Caledon so that Caledon plans Caledon. I encourage you to check out the “Definitely worth the read” link, below.
On October 22 or at the Advance Polls, I am asking for your vote to ensure the strong, experienced and respected leadership that is needed to continue the good work we’ve done in creating a connected, sustainable and affordable “community of communities” can continue.