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Thursday, October 6, 2022
Letter: Ad featuring town CAO was unusual

Dear editor:

An advertisement in your newspaper on May 28 featuring a message from the interim CAO of Niagara-on-the-Lake, presumably using public funds, presents an interesting insight into the current operations of our municipality.

It is not often that one sees a bureaucrat taking a lead on promoting government policy.

Usually it is the purview of the mayor and council to use town funds for this purpose.

It is not often that a mayor and council accept a subservient position to this approach of promoting government programs.

The interim CAO may have been better served to simply email staff his thanks, and presenting a news release announcing the work of the town.

Otherwise, it may be inadvertently perceived that he is using city funds to promote himself, with a picture yet.

Derek Insley