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Apr 16th, 2018
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Associate Chief Justice Frank Marrocco by John Edwards Collingwood Connection Collingwood’s judicial inquiry into the 2012 sale of Collus is moving forward. In a letter to Mayor Sandra Cooper, Chief Justice Heather Smith said she has appointed associate chief justice Frank Marrocco as commissioner. S...
Apr 9th, 2018
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Innisfil Councillor Rob Nicol  by Janis Ramsay Innisfil Journal Ward 7 Coun. Rob Nicol is calling for an investigation into what he calls leaked information from closed sessions. He brought forward a notice of motion April 4, adding he wishes to end closed sessions until an investigation is done. Nic...
Apr 4th, 2018
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Aleksander Essex Western prof worried by lack of Canadian standards governing how voter data is kept safe By Colin Butler · CBC News A Western University professor who studies cyber security is urging Ontario municipalities to truly understand how online voting works before it’s implemented, a ...
Mar 19th, 2018
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Edwin Espinal on day of arrest, January 19 2018 From Alliance for Global Justice  Go to this link for a two-step process, to contact Honduran authorities and US and Canadian representatives. 26 political prisoners in Honduras remain detained in the context of the 2017 electoral crisis and the pro-dem...
Mar 4th, 2018
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Deputy Mayor Brian Saunderson by John Edwards Collingwood Connection Collingwood council wants all of its meetings to be live streamed. Council passed a motion on Feb. 26, asking for staff to take all necessary steps to allow council and standing committee meetings to be live streamed. Council meetin...
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Mar 4th, 2018
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On Monday February 27, 2018 I attended the Springwater Compliance Audit Committee meeting. The CAC was set up to examine the election expenses of Springwater Mayor Bill French after a complaint by defeated deputy mayor candidate Dan MacLean. The details of this fiasco have been documented by Kate Har...
Feb 28th, 2018
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Compliance audit committee members Colin McLarty, George Wodoslawsky and Robert Barlow leave the township administration centre after meeting in January. -AWARE Simcoe photo French, McLean, township ready to settle in July 2017, but committee refused, mayor says By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The...
Feb 27th, 2018
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Lawyer expects inquiry would cost more than $1 million by John Edwards Collingwood Connection The Town of Collingwood is calling for a judicial inquiry into the events surrounding the sale of 50 per cent of the town’s hydro company in 2012. The town received a presentation on Monday from William McDo...
Feb 23rd, 2018
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The lawsuit against Stacey Newman resulted from comments she wrote on Facebook in 2015 alleging intimidation and harassment by Azim Rizvee, who was then a federal Liberal candidate By JULIEN GIGNAC Toronto Star A judge has dismissed a defamation suit against a Milton woman, ruling that comments she p...
Feb 7th, 2018
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Springwater compliance audit committee members Colin McLarty, George Wodoslawsky and Robert Barlow leave the township administration centre after meeting last month. AWARE Simcoe photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The cost to taxpayers of a committee investigation of the election campaign expen...