Chief Voisine offered new position in Clarence-Rockland

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Chief Voisine offered new position in Clarence-Rockland
Fire Chief Pierre Voisine at an open house explaining proposed changes to the Open Air Burning by-law on Tuesday, October 10, 2019 (Nick Seebruch/ Seaway News).

UPDATE 2020-05-21 11:34 a.m.: This story has been updated with comments from Maureen Adams, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the City of Cornwall.

CORNWALL, Ontario – Cornwall Fire Services (CFS) Chief Pierre Voisine has apparently taken a new position as the Fire Chief in Clarence-Rockland.

“The City of Clarence-Rockland is proud to announce the nomination of Pierre Voisine as Director of Protection and Fire Chief,” a press release on the City of Clarence-Rockland website reads.

While termed as a nomination, Voisine said he was looking forward to working in the the city where he resides.

“I am extremely excited to be moving my career to the municipality where I live. The opportunity to work in Clarence-Rockland, one of the fastest growing municipalities in Ontario is exciting, and I look forward to working with Municipal Council and the excellent management group in place,” reads a quote attributed to Voisine in the press release.

The news of the Chief’s new employment was news to at least one Cornwall Councillor, Justin Towndale.

As of time of publication, there was no notice of the Fire Chief’s position being vacant on the City of Cornwall website.

Cornwall CAO Maureen Adams explained that the City of Cornwall had prepared a notice for Council to be distributed Thursday morning, May 21 and they were unaware of Clarence-Rockland’s plans to announce the Chief’s departure from Cornwall previous evening.

“We have been extremely proud of the work the Chief has implemented as a part of the City of Cornwall,” said Adams.

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