Letter to the editor 1, Feb. 19, 2015
Open letter to William Bradley
I will be rather brief. You judge my remarks and attitude based on an article published on February 5 in Your Local Journal.
How can you give your opinion when you were not even present at the Council meeting referred to in the article? I will concede that the journalist, Mr. John Jantak – for whom I have much respect – omitted a very important piece of information: Mr. Fredette’s disrespectful remarks and the tone of voice that he used.
Since the beginning of my mandate, this kind of situation has never occurred. All those who attend our Council meetings know our exchanges are always courteous. Therefore, when a citizen shows up for question period, and without asking a question, launches into a long-winded speech using an aggressive tone and insinuating that our civil servants are dishonest, such behavior cannot be tolerated.
We are not talking here about freedom of speech; we are talking about civility and civic responsibility. Mr. Bradley, would you like to be publicly accused, without justification, of being dishonest?
Our cities are governed by very strict rules, but the Government considers that, up to an amount of 24,999.99$, we can allocate private contracts. In Vaudreuil-Dorion, for ALL our print materials (including amounts of 500$), we request at least two tenders and we take the lowest.
No, we do not favor a printer in particular! Furthermore, we keep all records of tenders, so if you have any questions, we will gladly provide you with answers.
Mayor Guy Pilon