JARVIS: MAYORAL CHALLENGER WILL CONSULT COMMUNITY BUT IS THAT ENOUGH?

Posted on: June 21st, 2018

It was a diverse group — a vice-president of an automotive company, Unifor’s national auto director, the executive director of Hospice and the 31-year-old president of Build a Dream, a non-profit organization that encourages female students to enter non-traditional jobs.

That’s one of the main points of Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce CEO Matt Marchand’s campaign for mayor.

“Our community needs a leader who can bring people together to achieve results,” Marchand told the small but varied group at his announcement Tuesday.

We’ve watched Detroit’s rebirth, he said. Windsor has tremendous potential, too. But “in order for us to reach our potential as a community, we need everybody together. That’s the way to get results — get everyone rowing together in the same direction.”

Marchand won’t talk about Mayor Drew Dilkens, but he’s clearly referring to him. Dilkens’ council is divided, he is perceived to reward and punish councillors based on their support and some votes appear to be arranged before meetings.

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