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Municipal election primer: does your elected official know when to move on?

How many terms have each of your elected officials served? Unfortunately, elected officials rarely know when its time to move on.  Democracy is best served and protected when an elected office is renewed through new people. How do we know … Continue reading

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Municipal election primer: do your sewers deliver?

Making sure a municipality’s sewer (a.k.a. wastewater) system delivers, is maintained and is upgraded is pretty basic stuff for those who occupy your local government building(s), wouldn’t you say?  That’s really what government is intended for: deliver service maintain service … Continue reading

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Municipal election primer: is that hire necessary?

Does your city, town, village or hamlet love to hire, hire and hire some more? The city council of Brantford, Ontario seems to think it needs a Director of Downtown Infrastructure Revitalization and Renewal Program. The annual cost to taxpayers:  … Continue reading

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Ontario’s municipal elections: are we getting the straight goods?

Campaigning for municipal election along Ontario’s highways and byways is reaching a fever pitch.  We are inundated with signs, ads, literature, “debates” and knocks at the door (well, some doors).  Are we getting the straight goods from the candidates’ verbiage … Continue reading

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Term limits: up to voters to manage

Its municipal election time in Ontario. Hundreds of new candidates have filled out a nomination form and paid the fee (deadline is this Friday). They are on the hustings across the province. Bravo for their initiative. Has the political system been … Continue reading

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Laurier Brantford/YMCA Athletics Complex: Oct. 27 ballot question

Brantford City Council recently showed its ability to vote unanimously when it decided to: 1)  sell a section of the former tax revenue generating properties on the south side of Colborne St. for $2 to Wilfrid Laurier University and the … Continue reading

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