Cornwall - Jun. 27, 2011 - MPP Jim Brownell, City Councillors Bernadette Clement and Maurice Dupelle, and former Fedeal NDP candidate Mario Leclerc all attended this year's Rock the Vote held at Friktion Saturday June 25th in downtown Cornwall. Over 300 people attended throughout the day. Brownell, Clement, and Leclerc all spoke to youth and families about the importance of voting, volunteering, and civic responsibilities. Jim Brownell said, "I wouldn't miss being here for the world, an opportunity to speak to young people about such an important issue". According to event organizer Jason Setnyk, "It was a positive message, and people in attendance were very attentive and appreciative". 17 bands played, including Mark A MacDonald, the first politician to ever play at a Cornwall Rock the Vote concert. MacDonald is a former City Councillor, who ran for mayor, and is now running for the Liberals provincially in this riding.