Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Resident commends councillor for efforts
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 1 Sep 2006, p. 6

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Dear editor, I read with interest Cynthia Gamble's August 2 article, Councillor's attendance rates an A. Ms. Gamble left the impression that Councillor Moya Johnson was delinquent in her duties to her constituents. Perhaps I could offer another opinion. For the past 18 months, I have been privileged to be a volunteer on the Halton Hills Accessibility Advisory Committee under Moya's chairmanship. We were able to witness first-hand her dedication to the Town and our issues in particular. Her strong leadership helped to mold our group into an effective voice for all disabilities in our community. Her voice on council (one within days of major surgery) brought our issues forward for resolution. In addition, when I acted as chairman for the Rick Hansen Wheels In Motion, Moya was one the first to volunteer on our fledgling committee. Again, her support, loyalty and encouragement helped us present our first disabled fundraiser- an event that helped support a child in Limehouse. At our monthly, then later bi-weekly meetings, Moya would often arrive directly from work and without supper- but she would arrive and contribute. Moya's commitment to volunteering, in addition to holding down a full-time job at Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto, should be recognized and appreciated. I know I do. Bill Leslie, Georgetown (Editor's note: Reporter Cynthia Gamble's story did not imply Councillor Johnson was "delinquent in her duties". The story listed her reasons (surgery, business meetings and out-of-country vacations) for missing seven meetings this term. The accompanying editorial also referred to her absenteeism as "unusual".)

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Resident commends councillor for efforts