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Council responds to Scotiabank leaving Vauxhall

Posted on May 26, 2022 by Vauxhall Advance

By Ian Croft
Vauxhall Advance

The Town of Vauxhall is expressing some big concerns with the fact Scotiabank is leaving town.

Vauxhall Mayor Ray Coad presented a letter he wrote to Scotiabank to Vauxhall town council for their approval during their meeting on May 16. The letter was inquiring about the reasoning that Scotiabank was leaving Vauxhall and to encourage them to stay within the town.

“I don’t know if we’re going to change their mind, but I believe we deserve a better explanation as to why they are making this move,” said Coad. 

“There needs to be more accountability on this as far as I’m concerned, and I’m not really happy with the outcome of the meeting because it left a bad taste in the mouth of many that took the time to attend to that hour and a half phone call,” added Coad.

When asked by another council member about how the initial contact went, Coad went into more details about the phone call meeting he attended with Scotiabank.

“There were probably 25 to 30 people that we heard from — I didn’t keep an actual count,” said Coad. “The standard answer that appeared to be for just about everything (was) we’ll take this under careful consideration, and due process, and all those phrases, and patronization. I’m not happy about the move, but I’m less happy about how we’re being treated as a community, as customers of the bank, and as members of the Town of Vauxhall. I don’t know if I can get anything to change but I’m not going to stop trying.”

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