From The Brantford Expositor on October 24th, 2018:

Residents in Ward 2, which covers Paris, also voted for change electing newcomers Marc Laferriere and Steve Howes to unseat longtime councillor Shirley Simons.

Laferriere received 1,378 votes and Howes got 1,211, while Simons came in third with 770 votes. They were followed by Steve Acheson, who got 344 votes, Ellay Heys with 296 and Phil Ogborne with 52.

Thanking voters, Laferriere, attributed his successful campaign to several factors.

“I think my platform was a big part of the reason for our success,” he said.

“Issues like accessibility, transit and inclusion were front and centre and I think it spoke to a little bit more of the progressive politics people are looking for.”

“I’m looking forward to working with my wardmate, the rest of council, the new mayor and county staff to help move the county forward.”

Laferriere also thanked Shirley Simons for her decades of service.

“I’ve learned a great deal from her and she has contributed a great deal to our community.”

Laferriere received the most votes of any candidate in the ward races.

You can contact Marc directly at marc.laferriere@brant.ca or by phone at 226-934-7379 with your ideas, questions and concerns.

 

 

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Had a lot of fun meeting and fielding good questions from North Ward #ParisOntario students this morning with Mayor David A B Bailey and ward mate Steve Howes, Councillor Ward 2, Paris, County of Brant.

The questions were about a range of things including amalgamation, development, political processes and a really large focus on environmental issues and recreation. Wonderful group. The future is bright and so are these kids.
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Had a lot of fun meeting and fielding good questions from North Ward #ParisOntario students this morning with Mayor David A B Bailey and ward mate Steve Howes, Councillor Ward 2, Paris, County of Brant.

The questions were about a range of things including amalgamation, development, political processes and a really large focus on environmental issues and recreation. Wonderful group. The future is bright and so are these kids.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Beautiful colours sprouting up in #ParisOntario tonight 🙂

Took this photo 5 years ago at the County of Brant Public Library in #ParisOntario before our wedding. It’s a favourite.

Speaking of favourites...we are celebrating 5 years of marriage this weekend!

I married the most wonderful person I could have imagined. Literally a dream 🙂

As such I’ll be taking the long weekend off of social media, email, community rounds etc for family time. See you all on Tuesday!
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Took this photo 5 years ago at the County of Brant Public Library in #ParisOntario before our wedding. It’s a favourite. 

Speaking of favourites...we are celebrating 5 years of marriage this weekend!

I married the most wonderful person I could have imagined. Literally a dream 🙂 

As such I’ll be taking the long weekend off of social media, email, community rounds etc for family time. See you all on Tuesday!

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