Coun. Brock Frost a no-show at council

Coun. Brock Frost's empty council seat on June 8, 2015. The Cornwall councillor has told the media he is resigning as of July 1, 2015. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)
Coun. Brock Frost’s empty council seat on June 8, 2015. The Cornwall councillor has told the media he is resigning as of July 1, 2015. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – Embattled Coun. Brock Frost was a no-show at city council Monday night amid his supposed resignation.

Frost emailed media outlets last week with a one line email saying he was stepping down effective July 1.

However, city hall has still not received anything official as of 6:55 p.m.

The deputy clerk indicated that Frost had “called in his regrets” and wouldn’t be at tonight’s meeting.

There is one more council meeting before his self-imposed resignation date.

The rookie councillor has faced a tumultuous start to his political career, including the most recent development of charges levelled against him in Levis, Que. surrounding the ownership of the Cornwall River Kings hockey team.

At least one councillor was clearly frustrated with the situation saying it’s reflecting badly on the council with people asking what is going on.

But Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy is resolved in his belief that the Brock Frost saga isn’t affecting council business.

“Brock Frost is his own individual. He is a council member in good standing at this time. We have received nothing officially in regards to his resignation as reported in the press so at this point in time it’s not a council issue,” O’Shaughnessy said in an interview with Cornwall Newswatch.

“I have not heard from other council members. This is an issue for Coun. Frost and it is up to Coun. Frost. It is not disrupting the conduct of council or any council business,” the mayor added.

There is not much council can do to deal with the situation.

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