Pierre Perreault has a simple reason for seeking re-election as one of Champlain Township’s municipal councillors.
“I like the job,” he says.
“I am not promising any miracles because I am only one vote at the council table. There is lots of work to be done,” says Perreault, who has been a councillor for 12 years, representing West Hawkesbury ward.
He says his door-to-door campaign is something he loves to do.
“I know that the people like that and I get a lot of support because I listen to people,” says Perreault, who has been living on Sandy Hill Road, south of Hawkesbury, for 60 years.
“I have never lived anywhere else,” he says.
Perreault says he knows that taxpayers have a hard time accepting “nine point something tax increases”.
“I have a hard time accepting that, too. You can see that sometimes, we spend money quickly. We have to do so many studies, for example. We spend a lot on engineer reports, and sometimes I think we don’t need them, but we often need them to get government funding, he explained.
Perreault is happy to talk to Champlain residents any time. You can call him at 613-632-7430 or 613-872-0120.