-Posted Tuesday August 16, 2022
I have found that when people have nothing legitimate to take their opponent down, they use lies and rumours as a last resort.
My opponents, along with their supporters, after years of personal attacks against me, are ramping up for the election. This will be the last time I engage in it.
Over the next two months, you will still see lies about me on social media, through rouge publications in your mailbox or hear it at the coffee shop. For those who want the truth please reach out to me. For those who like the scandal version, have at it, I have no intention of trying to change your mind.
My intent in this post is to address the most recent BS and then I will be focusing on the election. My website will be updated in the coming weeks with my views on a number of topics. There will also be a number of meet and greets and I look forward to seeing you there.
It was brought to my attention that Joe Belanger posted a video recently. I’m not going to get into all the details of what he said other than to say, I stand by my previous comments posted on my Facebook page with regard to the CTV report a few weeks ago.
I believe Joe has gained access to an internal document that the rest of council was not privy to. What Joe doesn’t realize is that every time he opened his mouth, he gave away his source bit by bit. I am confident that the confidential breach will be reviewed and properly dealt with.
Based on what I believe Joe “thinks” he knows, I am sharing the following for clarification.
For years now, social media posts have been made about myself and the fire chief. During the last term, a member of council approached two staff members (that I am aware of) who shared with me that he tried to suggest and get information about the “close relationship” between myself and the chief. I am quite confident where this rumour started years ago. Here is just one social media post example:
I think it’s time to put an end to this rumour. For the record and final time, I have not slept with the Fire Chief. Those of you who continue to spread this defamatory lie are nothing more than bottom feeders.
I hope that clears things up for those of you who have continued to spread this lie for years and those of you who chose to believe it.
As Mayor, I do not have the authority to hire or fire staff.
In the recent human resource matter I received the same confidential report as all other members of council, I did not “purposefully or otherwise” withhold any information from council members.
As Mayor, I did ask staff about the length of time it was taking to conduct the review.
I did not speak to the lawyers or investigators looking after the matter. I was not interviewed, asked for comment nor involved with the investigation nor have I seen the investigators’ report.
As I always say, if you have questions about me, ask me. Speaking to my opponents and their supporters will not gain you truthful answers.
I have spent enough time addressing the lies, innuendo and daily distractions. They are a waste of my time.
I look forward to sharing with you the great things that have happened in our community this term of council as well as what we are looking forward to in the future!
Consider this my final submission in response to the dirty campaign tactics.
Please do your own due diligence when deciding who to vote for in the upcoming election.
Get the facts from someone who knows, not from someone with an ulterior motive based on alternative facts.
“If you are observant enough, people usually tell on themselves”
“Never be so quick to believe everything you hear, lies always travel faster than the truth.”
“Never judge someone without knowing the whole story. You may think you understand, but you don’t.”