VOCO
Red Casket Relay

(... or "How I spent my summer vacation")

Taking the "Democracy, McGuinty Style" red casket on the road across Ontario.
September 10
Leg 6: Windsor, East Windsor,
Wallaceburg, Essex, Chatham
Bruce Crozier, Essex
Met with Mr. Crozier face-to-face. He stated openly and forcefully at the outset that he would NOT be responding to our request for his position on the issue.
Pat Hoy, Chatham
Met by Mike Ferguson of Hoy Staff. Mr.Hoy had left a letter to be delivered to us.
Sandra Pupatello, Windsor
We met with Lynn Shepley, who committed to presenting our issues to Ms Pupatello.
Maria Van Bommel, Wallaceburg
Despite a 4-day advance notice of our arrival at her Wallaceburg office, no response from Mrs. Van Bommel to indicate that her Wallaceburg office would be closed.
Dwight Duncan, East Windsor
We met with Bev Hill of Duncan Staff. She listened attentively, was truly shocked at some statements of financial problems (e.g., Harry Revellís 270,000 increase in assessment of 250-acre farm) and committed to presenting our issues to her boss.

September 8: Guelph: ROCK (Responsible Organization of Chatham-Kent) takes the casket for the next leg of the relay
George Smith (ROCK) accepts the casket from John Panter (VOCO)
Passers-by ask to have their picture taken with the casket

off to Chatham-Kent