It’s official

I am a candidate for Regional Council to represent St. Catharines for the 2022-2026 term.

For months, I wasn’t sure I was going to do this again.

When nominations opened, I figured I’d get my signatures and then decide if I was going to file the papers or tear them up.

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There will *always* be more good

This morning, I woke just past 5:30am and planned to go back to sleep for an hour, but I picked up my phone to have a look at Twitter instead (this is nearly always a mistake).

Sadly, what I found was that not even an hour earlier, my lower-tier colleague had tweeted this:

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We have a responsibility

At the Tuesday, January 11 meeting of the Public Health and Social Services Committee, we heard from a delegate who – at least based on their social media presence and previous delegations to committee/council – appears (at minimum) to be anti-vax, anti-mask, and anti-lockdown.

The delegate was on the agenda to present at the December meeting of the same committee, but the committee voted to not hear the presentation. I was not present at the meeting, having sent my regrets, and I have not watched the video, so I’m not entirely sure how this came to pass, except that there was an e-mail from the Niagara Health System that drew attention to various points of misinformation (about Niagara Health System) in the delegate’s presentation.

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