The Free Press is reporting the death of Bill Clement, 61. He represented the ward of Charleswood (now Charleswood - Tuxedo) since 1983.
I worked around Clement in my days back at City Hall. He was certainly a no-nonsense kid of guy. His goal was to get the job done and really didn't care much about the 'frills' of office. At the time (I'm not sure about lately) he was the only one without a constituency assistant, choosing to field his calls himself. I recall him once scoffing at the time and expense needed for a self-serving website.
He called it as he saw it, even when dealing with community groups or constituents. At first that seemed to me an odd way to be for a politician but, as I would learn later, many of those he worked with and for appreciated and respected being dealt with frankly rather than be paid lip service.
My thoughts go out to his family.
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