Mar 19th, 2018
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
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...
Mar 4th, 2018
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
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
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
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
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...
Feb 5th, 2018
Mayor questions councillor’s motives By Dave Dawson Orillia Today For almost two hours Monday night, city council and staff met behind closed doors – a meeting that Coun. Mason Ainsworth says should never have been held in secret. “I don’t think people would be happy if they knew what was going...
Jan 25th, 2018
Patrick Brown at Queens Park on January 24 2015 By Rick Vanderlinde and Frank Matys Barrie Advance Two local Progressive Conservative Party riding association members had differing reactions to the sudden resignation Jan. 25 of leader Patrick Brown. Scott Macpherson, a longtime Brown supporter and pa...
Jan 24th, 2018
By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Springwater Mayor Bill French’s application for a judicial review of a committee’s appointment of a second auditor to look into his 2014 campaign expenses has been dismissed. Madam Justice Anne Molloy, writing for a panel of three divisional court judges, found that...