Quenneville: noticed by his absence

When it comes to health care in Minto, North Wellington Health Care CEO Jerome Quenneville was no­tice­able by his absence at last week’s council meeting.


Quenneville was scheduled at council on March 4 to give councillors an update on the Palmerston Hospital.

Prior to the meeting, Quenneville had informed the office that he would be there around 8pm – traditionally delegations are at the initial portion of the 7pm meetings.

“When Mr. Quenneville arrives, we will have him as a delegation,” Mayor David Anderson said.

However, as a result of a short agenda, council wrapped up its regular meeting shortly after 8pm. A recess was held to allow additional time for Quenneville to arrive.

After a 20 minute wait, Anderson suggested the presentation be rescheduled.

“We have not heard from Mr. Quenneville,” said Ander­son.

“He was supposed to be here at 8pm, and we’ve given him enough time. Something has arisen. Obviously he hasn’t contacted us.”

Anderson said the municipality will try to contact Quenneville and reschedule his meeting for a later time.

Clerk Barb Wilson said following phone messages back and forth, Quenneville’s response was that he forgot about the meeting and did not realize that until he was home and checked his blackberry.

He has rescheduled his visit for April 1.