The Town of Hawkesbury has hired Daniel Gatien as its new Chief Administrative Officer. Gatien has more than 30 years of experience, having worked for Clarence-Rockland as CAO for more than 10 years, for the Township of Russell as Economic Development Director for over five years and was previously in Casselman as CAO. Gatien also sits on the Hawkesbury & District General Hospital as Treasurer. Gatien will be joining the municipal administration as of June 18. Hawkesbury has also recently hired a new Human Resources Director, Dominique Dussault, who joined the administration last May 14.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is winning support from his political rivals — past and present — in his feud with the Trump administration over trade. U-S President Donald Trump unleashed a Twitter tirade against Trudeau following the G-7 summit in Quebec, calling him “dishonest and weak” for repeating that Canada opposes U-S tariffs on steel and aluminum, and will retaliate. The tirade was enhanced by similar Trump tweets from Singapore overnight. On “Fox News Sunday,” former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper questioned Trump’s “obsession with trade relations with Canada,” noting Canada is the biggest single purchaser of U-S goods and services in the world. Incoming Ontario premier Doug Ford — a populist Progressive Conservative who has praised Trump in the past — says he stands “shoulder to shoulder” with Trudeau because jobs in Ontario are at stake.
Ontario’s premier-designate Doug Ford says his caucus will have its first meeting next week. Speaking yesterday ahead of a meeting with his transition team, Ford said he and the other 75 Progressive Conservatives elected to the legislature will meet on June 19th.
The Tony Awards were handed out last night in New York, with “The Band’s Visit” the night’s biggest winner with 10, including the Tony for best musical.