NEWS RELEASE · 17th October 2011
Doug McLeod is running to represent the voters of Area C in the Regional District Kitimat-Stikine. Doug’s home is at Lakelse Lake and has been as a seasonal then permanent resident for 45 years. Doug wishes to be a positive force on the RDKS board. He strongly believes Area C residents concerns should be dealt with in a timely, courteous, and fair manner.
As a director, prior to decisions being made, he will work to make sure that the taxpayer be given adequate and understandable information. Also, that they should always be invited to participate in planning and review of issues and functions that will affect them.
He quotes from a local newspaper editorial by Mr. A. Carrel:
“There is more to democracy than free and fair elections. Equally important is that elected politicians show respect for the maturity, responsibility, views, opinions, and preferences of the citizens they were elected to serve.
"Public policy is not merchandise; it is not something to be sold as one would sell a new line of lip gloss. Democratic governments are compelled to engage the public, to acquaint it with a proposed policy’s rational and objectives, and to win broad public consent before making HST-style decisions.”
Doug wants to make the RDKS more user friendly, as well as promote and protect our region.
Doug, now retired, will take a lot of experience in business and public service to the regional board. That experience includes:
Business—Wightman & Smith Insurance - 30 years;
President MK Bay Marina User Group;
President Terrace & District Chamber of Commerce- 2 terms;
Provincial Court Justice of the Peace - 17 years;
Director on the Insurance Brokers Association of B.C.;
President Terrace Centennial Lions Club;
Committee chair for the RDKS Greater Terrace Community Plan - 2 years;
R.C.M.P.- 7 years;
Member of Lakelse Lake Community Association and Lakelse Lake Watershed Society;
Member of Terrace Power and Sail Squadron.
He can be contacted at (250) 798-2469 or dougmcleod2469,,,hotmail.com.
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Comment by James Wold on 20th October 2011
I would like to thank you for your interest in representing area C as our Representative . My question is are you aware that area C covers more than the Lakelse area?, it also covers the Dutch Valley which has many problems that have never been addressed by any of the present board members. Our present board member is Allen Lansolot who is a resident of Lakelse Lake, who does not answer his phone and when I leave a message he never returns my calls, in my opinion he sits and keeps a chair warm and refuses to help the families living in Dutch Valley, when it comes to flooding from the Kalum river. Would this change if you were elected ,if so have you ever been to Dutch Valley to view the problem. I would like for you to call me and set a time for me to show you how serious this problem is. My phone number is 250-638-1886 waiting to hear from you. James