Councilors say good-bye, as newly elected members get ready to take their seats

By Kaylynn Paynter
Nov. 13, 2014

Several of Charlottetown’s city councilors said good-bye to their fellow councilors and the mayor following the monthly meeting on Nov. 10.
Members of the council who were not re-elected earlier this month took moments to reflect on their time spent on the council.
Rob Lantz, the councilor for Ward 3 praised the council, saying he was constantly and continually impressed with the progress made during his time with them.
“It’s been an absolute privilege to work with you all. It’s been one of the best experiences of my life.”
David MacDonald said he appreciated the support given to him by the people of Ward 6 over the last seven years.
“I echo what the other councilors have said. It’s been a pleasure, privilege and honour to work with this council.”
Even though MacDonald lost his seat on the council, he doesn’t think of it as a loss.
“I didn’t lose. I got beat by someone who ran a good campaign.”
Also leaving council is deputy mayor Sterling MacFadyen, who announced his retirement earlier in the year.
MacFadyen described every member of the council as a blessing to him. He thanked them for their continued support over the years.
“I thank you very much for everything you’ve done for me. The city is much better off because of you people.”
Ward 10 councilor Terence Bernard thanked MacFadyen.
“It’s been a blessing to work with you Stu. Not only as a councilor, but as a friend.”
Mayor Clifford Lee thanked the departing councilors for all of their contributions and progress over the years.
“Thank you for the commitment to the city over these last years, thank you for what you’ve done for our city.”