A conflict?

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Letter

So far political parties have not been involved in municipal politics in Ontario.

 

In Kincardine, though, the Kincardine and District Chamber of Commerce is as close as you can get to being Larry Kraemer's political party. In the past he has lobbied shamelessly on its behalf to get them back operation of Kincardine's tourism department. Kraemer has been a Chamber executive member and President. Past Chamber executives and presidents have worked on his election campaigns - including this one.

 

I am a member of the Chamber through my office and believe the Chamber performs a lot of good duties for the Kincardine community, but because of its close affiliation with the sitting mayor, I don't believe running the Sept. 28 all candidates meeting should be one of them.

 

It’s like Harper’s Conservatives hosting a Leader’s debate.

 

Yours truly,

Gord Thompson


We shouldn't be surprised

The issue of his ties to the Chamber came up at the last election. But the only way to see that things are fair at the meeting would be to go and make sure. With the publisher of the Marketplace on his election team and the editor of the News refusing to publish anything he deems negative about candidates, this is just another notch in the list of questions regarding ethics.