THE STOCKWELL REPORT
A year ago, this past January, I posted my last Stockwell Report , with no explanation as to why I decided to give the column a rest.
Now, a year later; my personal circumstances have changed; in that I have advised the Mayor, and anyone else who have asked, that I will not be standing for re-election in the upcoming Municipal Election, in that my wife and I have decided to leave Wasaga to join two of our children, who are residing in the Halifax area of Nova Scotia.
Such a decision is faced by a number of Seniors, as they enter their “Golden Years”.
As both my wife and I will have reached our mid-eighties this Fall, our time has come.
So…this column will be the first of a continuing commentary on the efforts to move Wasaga Beach forward, in spite of a group of locals that would rather remain in the past, which would eventually result in the municipalities` demise.
This past week saw the start of the nomination process leading up to the election of a Mayor, a Deputy-Mayor, and five Councilors who will guide Wasaga over the next four years.
It was to no one`s surprise that the first two candidates to file papers for the positions of Mayor and Deputy Mayor were the No No Sisters, Nina and Sylvia.
Both candidates chose to attach to their announcements to what looks like an election lawn sign, showing a head and shoulders photo and, on the Bifolchi sign, a campaign slogan. The slogan for Nina Bifolchi was ” TheTruth Matters”. The Bray notice included the slogan “Choose Open & Transparent Governance”.
Over the next few weeks The Stockwell Report will give the details of the actions that these two members of Council, (and in Bray`s case, her partner, Mark Winegarden) practiced over the last three years that make their slogans look, at the best, humorous.
Future Stockwell Reports will also keep a close eye on those who place their name in nomination, and will comment on their potential as a member of Council. The Stockwell Report will give voters an inside look at each candidate, and cut through the hype that will bombard the voter. If the Bifolchi-Bray-Winegarden supporters are true to their colours, the hype will certainly challenge the truth.
In the end the voter will make the final decision.
Keep tuned and take an interest. As the saying goes;
THE PEOPLE GET THE GOVERNMENT THEY DESERVE.