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FIFA Fix: term limits or umbrella hats

The FIFA firestorm is another reminder that term limits make a political arena less corrupt.  Stupid wins the day less often. Term limits bring new blood.  A new broom (or brooms), just like in spring cleaning, stirs up the dust … 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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Democracy Needs a “Face-lift”

The article, “Levac vows to fight for job” shows that democracy in our province, our cities and our country needs a “face-lift.” Mr. Dave Levac may not be leaving Eagle Place, but it’s up to the citizens of Brant whether … Continue reading

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Premier Danny Williams Gets It

The resignation of Premier Williams of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada shows that he is a rare public servant.  He understands that having a leadership role in the public service is not something one does forever.  He got into public service … Continue reading

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Term Limits! Term Limits! Term Limits!

Many of the results of the recent municipal elections in Ontario, Canada indicate that in order to preserve, improve and renew the democratic process and municipal government, the following changes need to be legislated: 1) Three term limit (twelve years) … Continue reading

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The Need for Term Limits

It’s time for Brantford, Ontario city councillors Mr. Richard Carpenter and Mrs. Marguerite Ceschi-Smith to sail off into the sunset, and for former mayor, Mr. Chris Friel to keep on sailing.  Mr. Carpenter and Mrs. Ceschi-Smith have served five terms.  … Continue reading

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