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Aissa to sell Northfield property to avoid possible LRT conflict

One of the candidates running for chair of Waterloo Region says he wants to avoid any conflict of interest should he be elected and have to vote on Light Rail Transit.

Jay Aissa says he plans to sell his Northfield Drive property where Jay Fencing is located.

He tells The Record, “I want to make sure that (I’m) not going to be dealing with the hassle.”

He says his lawyer told him that would be the best way to avoid a conflict.

Aissa has been a vocal opponent of the LRT and vows to vote to do away with it if elected and replace it will rapid buses.

He plans to relocate his business to another part of Waterloo Region.

After the last municipal election, several councillors bowed out of voting on LRT after declaring a conflict of interest.

Also running for chair are Oscar Cole-Arnal, Paul Myles, Moira Sharon-Magee, Robert Milligan, Ken Seiling and John Wolf.