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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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Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 2

Brantford, Ontario is (make that the taxpayers of Brantford are) purchasing 6719 acres because of The Brantford-Brant County Boundary Adjustment Agreement. Will the city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix Park Road North?   We appreciate your comments. Click here. … Continue reading

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Archaeological dig payer: who every values artifacts

The Laurier-YMCA Athletic Complex has come cap in hand to Brantford Ontario’s city council because of increased costs.  The cost of the new facility on the south side of Colborne St. is up to $67.7 Million from $58.4 Million. Laurier … Continue reading

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Climate change hoaxers & …

You’ll find in the links below much wisdom from Ontarians who understand where the priorities are not.   Winds of change “… thanks to Mr. Peter Epp for his column, wherein he shows what a farce the Ontario government’s policy … Continue reading

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“Climate change” $henanigans

Mr. Lorrie Goldstein, Canada’s dean of all-things-climate sets us straight on the recent Obama/Trudeau Ottawa love-in. The takeaway from the article below is:  taxpayers should be wary about Prime Minister Trudeau following President Obama’s penchant for outlandish promises on the … Continue reading

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Brantford-Brant boundary adjustment babble, part 9

Former Brantford, Ontario city councillor, Mr. John Starkey gave us a crash course in misguided urban planning.  At the recent information meeting on the latest iteration of the Brantford-Brant boundary adjustment proposal he gave an interview to ArcPro HD Inc. … Continue reading

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As a taxpayer, do you mind paying double, triple?

Let’s go back to 23 November 2005 when the Canadian government announced the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement and compensation package. According to ResidentialSchoolSettlement.ca, following are the highlights of the settlement that Ontario taxpayers along with their fellow Canadians are … Continue reading

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Preventive maintenance or a Taj Mahal?

Why is Brantford Ontario’s Fire Station No. 2 at 331 St. Paul’s Ave in “poor condition”? Taxpayers have been subjected to the same scenario with the OPP detachment in Paris.  Everything is okay.  Then, a list of defects appears.  The … Continue reading

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City gov’t: understand your basic job

Consider a city that has taken gradual steps (albeit without a sense of priorities) this year to maintain essential infrastructure, e.g., roads, sewers, water mains, within a regular budget.  (The basic responsibility of a city government.)  That city in its … Continue reading

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Cap-and-trade: smoke-and-mirrors

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris begins next week.  To prime yourself for this shindig, read here how Mr. Mark Steyn, author of A Disgrace to the Profession, challenges the science behind the “hockey stick” graph.  It … Continue reading

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