Let Niagara voters choose the regional chair
Voters should be allowed to choose the next chair of Niagara Region in this October’s municipal election.
Seriously? Another municipal election is going to pass us by without voters being able to choose the chair of Niagara Region?
Mayors lead our city and town councils — we elect them. So why do we have to leave it up to the wisdom of our local politicians to choose a regional chair for us?
Remember, it was only two elections ago, in 2014, when regional councillors put their heads together and decided Alan Caslin of St. Catharines was the best person for the job.
What followed was four years of incompetence, scheming, and preferential treatment in the hiring of some senior managers. It was all revealed in the Standard’s series of articles titled All The Chair’s Men, and in an ombudsman’s report called Inside Job.
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