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.