Charles Pender Running for City Council

Former two-term mayor and city councillor, Charles Pender, announced today that he is seeking a seat on Corner Brook City Council in the upcoming municipal elections, scheduled for September 28, 2021. “I’ve been lucky enough to serve as a councillor and as mayor. The mayor speaks for council. I want to speak for you,” said Pender. Pender has noticed that things have really slowed down in the City over the last number of years. While there has been a new sign and a train, core services have paid the price. Strange deals, in particular the Nursing School – Annex deal, have been entertained. Money has been wasted on things like a roundabout. Meanwhile, many city streets are in pitiful condition. During his two terms as Mayor, Pender says he helped bring over $100 million of project funding to the City – including for parks, roads, storm sewer systems, bridges and walking trails, and our new water treatment plant.Pender also believes it is important to communicate with fellow residents, and if elected, he has committed to doing just that. “Hard questions need to be asked over the next four years. I would like to be there to ask those questions, and to help get things movintg again, ” said Pender. “I will speak out to make sure that core services get the attention they need, that wasteful spending stops, and that our nursing school remains in Corner Brook. T