Re-elect Ian Chadwick

Councillor, Town of Collingwood

Economy, taxes and finances

I will continue to demand the province find an equitable, fair solution to the taxation differences between condo and residential owners to address unequal levels of municipal service. I believe this is a province-wide issue, not simply a local one, but if a provincial solution cannot be achieved, I will advocate we research equitable local solutions.

I will continue to advocate for controls on spending and municipal budgets, but I also believe some services — such as the physician retention and attraction initiative — require a greater commitment because they represent improvements in our community's long-term health. This is an investment in our future.

I will ask the town to consider support for low-cost spay and neuter clinics for pets to reduce the number of unwanted and stray animals. I will continue to advocate for operational funding for the Collingwood Humane Society, and for enhanced animal control services.

I will continue to advocate for improvements in our bylaws to encourage and support businesses, as well as advocating for more regional municipal service boards to share services, resources, costs and goals with our neighbouring municipalities.

This November, make a statement about our community's future. Re-elect a councillor who is a positive presence at the table. I am committed to, and care deeply about, this community and its future. I have the experience and the knowledge to continue as an effective, dedicated member of Collingwood Council.

Re-elect a councillor who faces the challenges of a rapidly changing world with confidence and understanding; a councillor who provides fair treatment to every resident and business. I will always keep the public both informed and a part of the process. I will continue to help Collingwood plan, grow and develop intelligently.

I hope I can count on your support.

Contact us

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, issues or comments, to make a campaign contribution or to request a lawn sign. Call 444-2023 days (444-1492 evenings) or email ichadwick@rogers.com.