Press Release – April 1st, 2018
Local politics is heating up as another notable local is leaving a perfectly good career to enter the Brantford mayoral race.
“After close to a 43 year career at Millards, the last 6 as Senior Partner, I have decided to throw it all to the wind in an effort to serve our community as Mayor.”
Martin Dixon, CPA, CA, LPA and Senior Partner at Millards Chartered Professional Accountants in Brantford understands the risks but believes that the issues are too important to ignore.
“Brantford is ready for change and I’m ready to tackle the issues facing our great city.”
Topping Dixon’s priorities are repealing the law of gravity and ensuring higher education for Brantford by building taller schools.
Dixon is also focused on better weather for all Brantfordians.
“I think we can improve Brantford’s climate by tapping into the natural resource of hot air in Ottawa.”
Among Dixon’s more controversial suggestions is a plan to reduce driving congestion in the downtown core.
I want to adopt the British system of driving on the left. This will be gradually phased in over five years with large trucks and tractors first, then buses, eventually including small cars, and bicycles.
While Dixon will miss his roles as a Senior Partner at one of Ontario’s largest and most prestigious accounting firms, he believes his experience and financial expertise will help balance Brantford’s books.
“I plan to open a Capital One account for the city and so that we can get cash back at the end of the year. A city the size of Brantford should be able to earn thousands of dollars as well as frequent flyer miles that can be used for official trips to Vegas.”
Dixon’s announcement comes on the heels of another that surprised the city. Kevin Davis, a lawyer at Waterous, Holden Amey Hitchon in Brantford will be a mayoral candidate in the Oct. 22 municipal election.
Hinting that Davis “probably has something to hide,” Dixon has launched a rather aggressive TV attack ad.
“Davis is tall and good looking and I find that suspect. I think we need to look deeper into his past and ask the obvious questions. Do we know the real Kevin Davis? I think not.”
Dixon’s departure might come as a surprise to his coworkers.
“I have not given formal notice to the firm. I hope they will consider this notice and waive the usual required 18 months notice.”