Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Queens Mayor Debate Focuses On Regional Issues

No real sparks flew as the four men running for Region of Queens mayor debated local issues Tuesday night at the Astor Theatre. Christopher Clarke, Mervin Hartlen, Owen Hamlin and David Dagley voiced their opinions on a number of subjects including life after Bowater, Queens Place and the economy. One of the hot button topics was ATVer's accessing the Trestle Trail. Dagley says there's no quick solution to the problem.

Hartlen believes the ball is in the ATVer's court.

Meanwhile, two other candidates spoke about big issues for them. Hamlin says he wants better communication with the public.

Clarke feels strongly about changing people's prospective about the area.

The four men also spoke about incorporating a Healthy Eating Policy, building a sidewalk to Queens Manor and the future of Pine Grove Park. Close to 150 people turned out for the event.