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Collett: Urgency forced council to rush Pearson Plaza project

In hindsight, Elliot Lake deputy mayor Al Collett admits going the Pearson Plaza route for a new shopping facility was wrong.  But at the time Collett says it was the right thing to do and council chose the right developer.  Collett is the second of the four mayoral candidates Moose News profiles this week and the subject is the Pearson Plaza.  Collett says when the Algo Centre Mall came down, the community was in panic mode and council had to do something fast.  It chose to build the Pearson Plaza but Collett says council really didn’t have all the information it needed.  He says council should have been better informed.  Collett says because the developer owns the Pearson Plaza land there’s very little council can do to advance the project.  Next we’ll look at mayoral candidate councillor Tom Farquhar’s position on the Pearson Plaza.

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