Tardy museum repairs, eviction fight, hot issues as South Dundas candidates meet in Iroquois

Final debate tonight in Morrisburg, Oct. 15

IROQUOIS —  The South Dundas candidates met Oct. 11 for the second in their series of three scheduled debates, this time in Iroquois.

And Iroquois issues loomed large over the proceedings, especially a simmering local controversy over money authorized but unspent on repairs at the Carman House Museum — plus an alleged new attempt by municipal staff to evict the residential tenant residing upstairs at the early-1800s home. The brother of that long-time tenant, Hans Bosman, dropped that mini-bombshell in a question from the floor.

Also discussed was the future of the nearby Forward House, similarly owned by the municipality but used by the Iroquois Lawn Bowling Club.

The candidates wound up handling a range of questions in front of a capacity crowd at the Iroquois Civic Centre. (See the video at top of article for the entire proceedings.)

The third and final all-candidates’ meeting goes ahead this evening, Oct. 15, at Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg, starting at 7 p.m.

 

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