CITIZENS GROUP LOOKS TO AFFECT CHANGE IN NEXT ELECTION 4/16/2018 8:20:22 AM
After the first of May, potential candidates in the October 2018 Municipal Elections in Ontario can declare their intentions to run for council. In Mississippi Mills, where the ratepayer group PRATAC - the Packenham Ramsay and Almonte Taxpayers Advocacy Coalition already exists as an unofficial organized opposition to current Council, there's talk of forming another group to field or endorse a slate of candidates. Oldies 107.7 received a Facebook post from a source seeking to encourage what it terms "progressive" participation in the municipal vote. Current Mayor Shaun McLaughlin, who has yet to decide whether he's seeking another term, also received the same message.
PRATAC began as a group opposing the sale of parkland within Almonte proper, but found its legs by challenging the Natural Heritage Systems restrictions on land-use in the first draft of the Mississippi Mills Community Official Plan.