Simcoe North MPP Patrick Brown hosted “A Day for Seniors,” on September 16 at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre. The event was well attended and guests were addressed by our MPP as well as past MPP Garfield Dunlop. Local politicians took time to attend including Mayor Scott Warnock (Tay), Anita Dubeau (Penetanguishene) as well as Mayor George Cornell (Tiny). Several attendees voiced concern after the event that it was embarrassing for Midland, as the host community, to have not a single council representative bother to attend. With a council of nine we would expect even a token show of support to our seniors. While I am sure each will offer a valid excuse for not being able to make it, more than one person noticed their absence. If any were in attendance and incognito, then their presence went unnoticed.
Midland Council, surely one of you could have spared an hour for this event? It was great to see some of you at the Terry Fox Run but this event was full of voters and ratepayers who despite their age, have long memories and may have taken this apparent snub as a lack of support to our vibrant senior community.