North Stormont Council has appointed a new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)/Clerk.
Craig Calder will officially begin his new duties June 3.
In addition to Craig Calder’s work experience at the City of Mississauga, he was also with the City of Ottawa By-law Services Department for 17 years prior to transitioning to Ottawa Public Health.
Students from L'École secondaire catholique Le Relais and Glengarry District High School in Alexandria were among the thousands who staged demonstrations Wednesday in province-wide protests against the Ontario government's education cutbacks.
More than 100 Le Relais students and about 65 GDHS students walked out of classes for about an hour.
CAO Bryan Brown and South Glengarry township have parted ways after nearly five years.
A press release issued Tuesday states that “council will be considering its options for the leadership of the township over the next few weeks,” adding that “further information will be provided as it becomes available.”
No reason was given for Mr. Brown’s departure. “Bryan made a significant contribution to the township during his years here, and council wishes him the best of success in the future,” Mayor Frank Prevost said in the release.
Mr. Brown was officially appointed as CAO June 23, 2014, succeeding Derek Brandt who was fired earlier that year.
Mr. Brown had previously held CAO posts in Machin and Madawaska Valley.
The weather was warm but the response was chilly when Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell addressed a rally held Saturday at his Cornwall office to protest cuts to French-language services.
He was at one time booed when he attempted to explain the rationale behind the measures which led to Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MPP Amanda Simard to leave the Tory caucus and sit as an independent.