In our interview, Councillor Cook told me about the plaque at the Small Arms Inspection Building in Lakeview.
Standard protocol with plaques at the City of Mississauga, as Dave Cook explained, is that such a plaque would include the names of the relevant councillors who are currently sitting on the Mississauga Council.
In accordance with standard protocol, the plaque in question was slated to include Dave Cook’s name, as he is the current councillor and was slated to leave out Jim Tovey’s name, even though the latter councillor, now deceased, had played a key role in saving the building in question from demolition, and subsequently ensuring that impressive progress would be made in rehabilitation and repurposing of the building.
Given the situation, Dave Cook took it upon himself to ensure that in this particular case, given the circumstances, Jim Tovey’s name would be listed on the plaque, the above-noted protocol notwithstanding. This is a significant gesture on Councillor Cook’s part which warrants celebration!