Jul 26th, 2018
Leilani Farha, executive director of Canada Without Poverty, which won a key Charter challenge in court this week -CBC News By Dean Beeby CBC News July 17, 2018 An Ontario judge has pulled the rug out from the Canada Revenue Agency’s political-activity audits of Canadian charities, ruling the I...
Jun 27th, 2018
By Bill French Springwater News To provide some perspective and background I am including excerpts of the comments I made at the February 27, 2018 meeting of the Compliance Audit Committee as a backgrounder. The purpose of that meeting was to decide whether they would proceed with a second audit of m...
Jun 27th, 2018
Reverend Meg Jordan, Karen Spring and Karen’s mom Janet Spring spoke at a recent community meeting about their experience in Honduras as a delegation to push for the freedom of political prisoners. Erika Engel/CollingwoodToday photo Karen Spring, a human rights champion in Honduras and Elmvale ...
Jun 27th, 2018
Mayor Harry Hughes by Shane MacDonald Barrie Advance Oro-Medonte’s incumbent mayoral candidate Harry Hughes has taken down a website after a resident complained it was in contravention of an election period policy. Hawkestone resident Paul Sanderson submitted a complaint to the township of Oro-Medont...
Jun 26th, 2018
Collingwood Connection photo by John Edwards Collingwood Connection As members of council entered the chambers for their meeting, a crowd chanted “We want answers.” This was a portion of a group of a about 90 people who rallied outside town hall prior to the June 25 meeting. The rally came on the hee...
Jun 20th, 2018
By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Members of the Springwater compliance audit committee have appointed an ”independent prosecutor” to review whether to proceed with election-expense related charges against Mayor Bill French. Citing a provision of the Municipal Elections Act, committee members met be...
Jun 19th, 2018
Unsealed police documents from 2014 allege fraud and breach of trust involving Collingwood town hall By Dave Seglins · CBC News A former Liberal MP may have used his connections with municipal officials in a popular vacation town northwest of Toronto — including his sister, the mayor — to secure a $7...
Jun 15th, 2018
Update AWARE News Network The Springwater Compliance Audit Committee reconvenes Monday June 18, 9-11 a.m. in the township’s council chambers, 2231 Nursery Road, Minesing to appoint a prosecutor to review the case of Mayor Bill French and lay charges if warranted. The meeting is open to the publ...
Jun 14th, 2018
Adjala-Tosorontio Coun. Bob Meadows, Deputy Mayor Doug Little and Mayor Mary Small Brett at Thursday council meeting -Alliston Herald photo CAO Eric Wargel denies Coun. Floyd Pinto’s claims about tax evasion by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald Adjala-Tosorontio councillors Floyd Pinto and Bob Mea...
May 30th, 2018
from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition We’ve put together answers to a handful of frequently asked questions for those who might need convincing why the Greenbelt is an important issue to vote for. 1 Why expand the Greenbelt to protect water? Current legislation governing water prote...