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Guthrie takes aim at Farbridge

Supporters of city councillor Cam Guthrie’s drive to become Guelph’s next mayor filled the Delta Hotel ballroom Thursday night to hear about his plans for the city.
Guthrie told a sold-out crowd at his “A Better Guelph” dinner that he plans to take Guelph on a different path than current mayor Karen Farbridge.
“Karen Farbridge operates the bulldozer to demolish your business. I bring the shovel to help you dig the first hole so you can pour the foundation for your business to succeed,” said Guthrie in a news release following the event.
Guthrie criticized Farbridge’s spending, saying “If I have a dollar in my pocket, I cannot purchase five dollars worth of goods. Yet she believes that as long as I want that five- dollar item, and it will make me happy, everybody else should have a vested interest in purchasing it for me.
“But we can’t afford that because I’m not willing to build the future on your backs. I’m not willing to sacrifice today for tomorrow because, if we’re smart about it, we can thrive at both,” he said.
Guthrie implied that Farbridge’s strategy is to take on global issues, but what local people really want are things such as well-maintained roads, weekly garbage pickup, nearby sports facilities and safe neighbourhoods.

2 Responses to “Guthrie takes aim at Farbridge”

  1. Tim Allman says:

    It would be interesting to see Guthrie back up his accusations with evidence. I don’t expect it though. He seems not to be able to get beyond slogans.

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  2. bmcmulle says:

    I think Guthrie would spend a lot more wisely than Farbridge but I don’t see any comments about fixing a failed transit system and restoring lost business for downtown merchants.This is a short article so he may have,it would be nice for the voters to know where he stands.
    I would like to hear what he has to say about the disgrace of our transit and how he would address it.Transit is losing 600,000k annually now and only serving about 15 people in connection with Go trains so let’s restore transit to a place where it serves the public and business in this city.
    No more cliches Cam,tell us exactly what you mean

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