Minerva McCourt to run for Cornwall mayor

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McCourt joins race with fellow councillors Corey Frizzell and Marlene Hunt

Minerva McCourt

CORNWALL — Now there are three candidates running in the election for mayor of Cornwall.

Minerva McCourt, currently a councillor and chairwoman of the town's finance and administration department, says one of her priorities is fiscal responsibility, pointing to four straight balanced budgets while she has held the post.

McCourt, who has been a councillor for eight years, says she takes great pride in the many accomplishments from her time on council, including the new turf and recreation fields, new town hall and the annual growth in the number of new developments.

“I know that tough decisions will need to be made along the way," she said in a news release, "but as I have approached my responsibilities as councillor, the best interests of Cornwall and its people have always come first and foremost."

McCourt joins the race for mayor with fellow councillors Corey Frizzell and Marlene Hunt, who both announced their intentions earlier in the month.

McCourt has lived in Cornwall for more than 30 years and was first elected to council in 2003. As well as finance and administration, McCourt is a past chair of the parks and recreation department and is a current member of the planning board.

She said in the release, “I am committed to ensuring that Cornwall is open to new business, a welcoming community for all residents and the greatest municipality on Prince Edward Island to live work and play.”

Geographic location: Cornwall, Prince Edward Island

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  • Eleanor
    September 09, 2014 - 13:26

    Such a joke. So stuck in her ways. Cornwall needs fresh perspective. Needs a council willing to beat down the deficit and make the hard choices. Not spend over half a million on a small piece of property.

  • Cornwall Taxpayer with Long Memory
    June 27, 2014 - 18:58

    "She says one of her priorities is fiscal responsibility, pointing to four straight balanced budgets while she has held the post." Ms. McCourt, every municipality must budget for a balance every year: they can't budget for a deficit like the province so taking credit for this is a joke. This the same councillor that got booted off council in 2005 for supporting the $20 million dollar town Taj Mahal. McCourt is also the councillor that supported buying the Kenny Crosby property for almost another million last year. Hardly fiscally responsible.

  • good
    June 27, 2014 - 17:33

    Hope you win. Glad there is someone good to vote for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • You have my vote
    June 27, 2014 - 11:01

    Yeah! You have my vote!!!