Mayoralty candidates told: Bracebridge is becoming "a nest of minimum wage jobs"
Attracting well-paying jobs to town was a hot topic at last night’s Bracebridge mayoralty debate. Faced with the accusation from a resident that Bracebridge is becoming “a nest of minimum wage jobs”, candidates were asked what they’d do to attract higher paying ones for people who are trained for a higher purpose. Mayor Graydon Smith said there are 440 municipalities in the Province and that they’d all like to attract a big business that would make something happen for a lot of people. Smith said government can’t create jobs, but said they can work to attract them. He said the current council has the wheels in motion to do just that. Candidate Phil Kolyn didn’t have an answer, but agreed people need to make a living. Kolyn said turning down big business like Magna, which he said a council had done in the past, just doesn’t make sense.