Monday, February 26, 2024

Reader Questions Municipal Representatives Influencing Federal Elections

Letter to the Editor


This letter is in response to the news item regarding the opening of the campaign office for the Conservative candidate in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound.

Among the list of supporters at the opening are Mayors, Deputy Mayors, and Councillors, including a Councillor from Meaford. To me this implies that these elected officials are representing their respective Councils and citizens at the event, which they are not.

If ‘local dignitaries’ wish to become involved in the election as individuals that is their right, but I feel it is inappropriate for elected municipal representatives to use their title and position to influence voters in this federal election.

Greg Brown, Meaford

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