Tag Archives: taxpayers’ dollars

Grand River Conservation Authority wants more of your money

In the wake of the Brantford, Ontario flooding, it’s stunning how the GRCA has the audacity to ask for more taxpayers’ dollars.  In the 2018 budget passed on 23 February, another $3M+ is supposedly needed to, among other tasks, “reduce … Continue reading

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LHIN & CCAC Navigation gross waste of taxpayers’ dollars

Who do you want making decisions about your health care:  therapists, nurses, doctors or paper-shufflers? That’s the question Ontarians should be asking.  Bill 41 isn’t even a year old and we’re seeing its effect.  Paper shufflers at Local Health Integration … Continue reading

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A city whines that it lacks tax revenue, yet …

… the athletic complex mania continues unabated in Brantford, Ontario with the latest additions: 1) The $3.2M Bison’s Alumni Field (under construction beside North Park Collegiate), a joint project between the City of Brantford and the Grand Erie District School … Continue reading

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To control spending, or not to control spending, that is the question?

Brantford, Ontario City Council has approved the hiring of four new staff at an initial annual cost of $320K to deal with the backlog of needed work on Brantford’s  infrastructure.  While acknowledging the backlog is good, going on a hiring … Continue reading

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Peace, joy and respect for taxpayers’ dollars

“Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don’t quite know how to put our love into words.” – Harlan Miller As Mr. Rodney … Continue reading

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Make better use of gov’t buildings

We have visions of another round of the game of musical-buildings dancing in our heads. The federal building, an architectural beauty, in Brantford, Ontario has been declared surplus by Public Works and Government Services Canada.  This means they want to … Continue reading

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A union works for its membership

The payment of Millions (the exact figure keeps twisting in the wind just like the story behind it; maybe its $3.7 or maybe $7.1) to teachers unions in Ontario to cover the cost of negotiating defies all logic.  It smacks … Continue reading

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Time for part-time premier?

When you look at the amount of time Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne stumps for Justin Trudeau, you have to ask yourself:  could the office of premier be a part-time gig? Part-time premiers would be forced to focus on issues they … Continue reading

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Pension plan ads or developmental disability specialists

Some Ontario politicians apparently have lots of time on their hands. They spend it telling Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other members of the federal government how to do their jobs. It must mean that all the issues the Ontario … Continue reading

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Brantford’s Laurier-YMCA proposal: redo time

  The recent layoffs at Wilfrid Laurier University remind us that post-secondary education is very much an industry.  Given these layoffs, it’s time for Brantford, Ontario to have another look at the Laurier-Y proposal. Some deep-thinkers in Brantford provide us with compelling … Continue reading

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