THUNDER BAY – POLITICS – Iain Angus says that there is a lot of work that must be done for Thunder Bay to move forward. Angus, who has served as a Councillor at Large, as well as a provincial MPP and federal MP, says he has the skill sets needed right now, and has declared that he is running for Mayor.
The formal announcement of his intentions was made on Friday at a press conference at Rooster’s Bistro. Angus said, “I am announcing this morning that I will be a candidate for Mayor for the City of Thunder Bay in this fall’s municipal election.
“Thunder Bay is at a critical time in its history and the Mayor needs to be a leader, a consensus builder, and a diplomat. The City of Thunder Bay also needs someone with common sense at the helm of our Council. I believe that I can offer all those skills and then some. Council’s leader is the collective voice of our community and it is vital that we have a Mayor who can present our needs to the Provincial and Federal Governments as those two orders of government have a fundamental impact on our economy and municipal finances. My first-hand experience at the Federal and Provincial level will assist the City of Thunder Bay in getting its messages across.
“I will also bring to the position of Mayor a long-standing relationship with our neighbours, the people of the Fort William First Nation, along with my understanding of the needs of Indigenous people across the Northwest including the Metis. As a City, we must do our part with regards to reconciliation along with a concerted effort to eliminate racism in our community.
Iain Angus in this interview in the NetNewsLedger newsroom shares his insights into where we are, and where he would like to take the city.