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Jul 26th, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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  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...