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Apr 17th, 2019
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Bill and Lorraine French after charges withdrawn. -Nicole Murphy photo News release from the Justice for Bill French committee Former Springwater mayor Bill French no longer faces any charges under the Municipal Elections Act. All 10 charges were dropped today in Barrie Provincial Offences Court. “A ...
Apr 16th, 2019
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Bill French From Justice for Bill French committee Bill French has asked Springwater Township for an opportunity to set the record straight on issues raised by Mayor Don Allen and CAO Robert Brindley in their update to council on April 3 2019 on Bill’s Compliance Audit matter. He will address stateme...
Apr 15th, 2019
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Public hearings got underway Monday into town deals in Collingwood that netted former Liberal MP Paul Bonwick about $1 million in consulting fees. -CBC photo OPP still investigating alleged wrongdoing in Collingwood utility, construction deals By Dave Seglins · CBC News  Former Ontario Liberal MP, th...
Apr 15th, 2019
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Joe Belanger By Ian Adams Wasaga Sun A Wasaga Beach councillor should lose his pay for 10 days for violating council’s code of conduct, says the town’s integrity commissioner. Principles Integrity made that recommendation after an investigation into the conduct of both Coun. Joe Belanger and Mayor Ni...
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Apr 15th, 2019
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Ontario Environment Minister Rod Phillips and Ontario Energy Minister Greg Rickford apply a “gasoline transparency sticker” to a gas pump in Oakville, Ont. on April 8, 2019. Rickford Twitter Photo By Allison Jones National Observer April 12 2019 Buried in Ontario’s budget bill are f...
Apr 13th, 2019
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Farmland near the Waverley Uplands Moraine – J.E. (Jim) Simpson photo The Ontario government wants to reform the aggregate industry. It’s inviting comment. NDACT, the group that defeated a Boston hedge fund’s plans for a mega quarry, has some comments. From North Dufferin Agricultur...
Apr 13th, 2019
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Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland receives letters written by Innisdale Collegiate students in support of Edwin Espinal from Barrie-Innisfil MP John Brassard. By Janet Spring Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland has responded misleadingly, and even deceptively – in the asse...
Apr 8th, 2019
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls after a Grassy Narrows protestor at Liberal Party fundraiser. AWARE News Network It turns out Mark Calzavera of Council of Canadians, well-known to those who stood at the gates of Site 41, was part of the party fundraiser action that revealed a mean spirit behind t...
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Apr 8th, 2019
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Last Wednesday, Springwater Mayor Don Allen and Chief Administrative Officer Robert Brindley updated township council on the municipality’s legal position with regard to the investigation and prosecution of former mayor Bill French’s 2014 campaign expenses. The mayor and CAO provided answers to the q...
Apr 2nd, 2019
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Government of Canada response to House of Commons petition presented Feb. 19 2019 by MP Alex Nuttall (Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte) SIGNED BY THE HONOURABLE CHRYSTIA FREELAND Minister of Foreign Affairs Canada is a strong supporter of the rights of people of Hondurans. The promotion and protection ...