“It doesn’t make sense that a Government that claims to be ‘for the People’ removes your and other people’s right to vote and decide on our future together.” – Dave Augustyn
A Statement from Dave Augustyn’s Campaign regarding Premier Doug Ford’s Snap Cancellation of Niagara Chair Election
Posted July 27th, 2018 on Niagara At Large
Niagara, Ontario – In light of the Ontario Government’s unexpected and anti-democratic announcement this morning to cancel the Niagara Chair election this Fall, Chair Candidate Dave Augustyn filed his nomination in Pelham to become a Regional Councillor.
Augustyn, now Mayor of Pelham, hopes to win a seat on Regional Council and to work together with other Councillors, residents and businesses across the peninsula to create a better Niagara.
“From day one, my campaign has been about fixing the integrity crisis at the Region, and bringing prosperity and compassion to the people of Niagara. Backroom deals have held our community back for years,” Augustyn stated.
“Just when the people across Niagara got a chance to elect a leader and fix what’s broken, the Government changed the rules in the middle of the election.”
“It doesn’t make sense that a Government that claims to be ‘for the People’ removes your and other people’s right to vote and decide on our future together. And to erroneously claim that directly electing the Niagara Chair added an ‘additional level of government [that] competes with local municipalities’ is misleading and insulting.”
On running for Chair of the Niagara Region Augustyn states, “I put my name forward to run for Regional Chair because hundreds of people across Niagara asked me to bring integrity back to the Region and lead the peninsula forward.
To those who see the major problems our Region’s facing and the opportunities we are missing, the Government’s cancellation changes nothing.
My commitment to restoring integrity to our Regional Government and bringing prosperity and compassion to people is unwavering. I’ll continue my effort to serve as your Chair for a better Region.”
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