A candidate for reeve in the RM of Ste. Anne says there are many things to work on in the municipality.
Don Morin is one of the four candidates in the race for Reeve. Morin grew up in or near the municipality his entire life and says he's had the opportunity to serve on many committees throughout the years. He adds he's also gotten the chance to meet a lot of people which he notes is essential; to make those connections and communicate with residents.
Morin says the RM of Ste. Anne is a diverse municipality with many residential pockets as well as a large agricultural base which he adds can work together going forward.
He points out infrastructure such as sewage is an issue that has maybe been neglected over the years and says that's one of the things that need to be looked at. "There’s no long-term plan for working on roads and drainage and ditches and making it so that it’s 2018 or 2020 and not 1919 when a lot of the roads were built here and used by horses," notes Morin. He says there is a lot of work to be done but it is a growing municipality and one that he adds he's proud to live in and hopefully have the chance to improve.
Morin also says listening to residents ideas and concerns is also a bit part of being on council. He notes speaking with residents while going around and campaigning has been an eye-opener for him. "Because to some people, the most important thing to them is really not important to the next guy. And if you want to treat people equally, you have to have an open mind and hear them out figure out which one is most important. If it’s environment, if it’s recycling, I think that’s important too."
Morin is running against Shirley Hiebert, Paul Saindon and Robert Desautels in the race for Reeve.