Councillor Paul Collard offered this to me to use because I'm pretty sure it will be needed over the next little while. All but one of The Four will not be representing the people of Fort Erie next term. They've been replaced by a newbie, a Barbie Doll and Lucrezia Borgia.
I would imagine that some members of the Chamber of Commerce are celebrating the win for their side. They managed to do a very thorough job of destroying the reputations of The Four Councillors, starting with Marina Butler's Compliance Audit of the man she has now beaten: John Hill. Then there were the billboards attributed to Kim Zanko who is now Ward 3 Councillor-elect. And who can forget the lawsuit filed by Tim Whitfield and funded with help from Marina Butler and some other members of the CofC.
Yeah, that's what some Chamber members think is good for the town, right? Spend time and money to trash the duly-elected representatives of the people. Such nice, responsible people. Put up signs; put out a slanderous flyer; fund a frivolous lawsuit; and then campaign on honesty and integrity. It seems to have worked if one believes in honest elections.
We have four years to observe how these new councillors will change Fort Erie for the better. Pay close attention. There will be a test on this. In four years.
In the meantime, I'm going to design a flyer and a billboard or two.