I need you to help me make a difference
I want to thank the many thousands of people who listened to me as I walked door-to-door throughout our community and attended a number of candidate’s meetings and other events and all those who visited me on my website and Facebook. I would also like to thank Better Niagara and the Niagara Region Labour Council for they endorsements.
I believe in the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. I have lived and worked here for most of my life. My children grew up here. My grandchildren visit regularly. I love what it is. The Town is changing and I want to ensure that it changes for the better. I want to make a difference. You can help me.
You will soon have an opportunity to vote for the new Town Council of Niagara on the Lake. There are many issues that must be addressed. To move forward on the important issues, the new Town Council must be like minded. They must be able to work together and, when necessary, work with the Region and the Province. They must be willing to compromise without compromising their individual principles, importantly, they must listen to and be responsive to taxpayers.
You can help to make a difference in the future of our town.
If you like who I am and agree with my stated priorities, then I need your vote on Monday – October 22nd.
It’s important, your voice cannot be heard unless you exercise your right to vote.
You can vote for up to eight councillors but you need not vote for eight. Only vote for the candidates that you think will make a positive difference.
Gary on the Issues
Residents have asked me “What do you want our community to look like in 10 or 15 years”. My answer to that is “I hope that it looks pretty much as it does right now.”
We in Niagara-on-the Lake are lucky enough to live in an unusual kind of community – it’s agricultural, BUT it’s urban; it’s small-town, BUT it’s world famous; it’s where Upper Canada began with history and heritage, BUT it’s famous for our Shaw Festival Theatre, and still an active place to live.
There’s nothing quite like it, and comparisons are difficult to make – beyond the one I like best (one we all hear about our Town) – People wish they could live here.
The tricky thing about that answer, is that keeping things the same doesn’t mean doing nothing. You have to work very hard to keep things the same these days. Doing nothing simply doesn’t work. Change is inevitable and needed. It’s how we manage change that matters. That is my commitment to residents – hard work, and inclusive, balanced decision making, to ensure that concerned voices are both heard and considered in a timely manner.
Message to Voters
Please read the important information in our Message to Voters.