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Sep 9th, 2012
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City staff take a drubbing over secrecyBy San Grewal Toronto Star September 5 2012 Brampton councillors took turns chastising senior city staff Wednesday for routinely keeping councillors in the dark and “failing to report” on important issues that are supposed to be council business.“It seems more a...
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Sep 9th, 2012
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By Roberta Bell, Orillia Packet & Times September 3, 2012For the past six years, Bruce Stanton has represented Simcoe North in the House of Commons.A native of Severn Township, he’s lived in the community his whole life. Four years ago, he moved to Oro-Medonte with his family.“We’re literally within ...
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Sep 9th, 2012
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By Bruce Hain Barrie Advance  Sep 05, 2012INNISFIL/BARRIE — Innisfil could be joining Barrie in a boundary shuffle of federal electoral boundaries, with the new riding tentatively being called Barrie South.But the mayors of both municipalities agree the riding should be called Barrie-Innisfil to refl...
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Jul 11th, 2012
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Be ready for tactics aimed at keeping people alienated and acquiescentAWARE Simcoe July 11 2012 Whether it's the Great Lakes water levels, growth in Simcoe County or the revamping of the Aggregate Resources Act, there's a lot of purported public consultation going on. This primer (edited for relevanc...
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Jun 29th, 2012
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Canadians kick off international coalition to fight new Internet restrictions proposed in TPP trade agreementNews release from OpenMedia June 27, 2012 OpenMedia.ca launched a campaign today, supported a by a group of organizations, to stand against the new Internet restrictions, including new content...
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May 2nd, 2012
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Letter to Guelph Mercury April 27 2012  Although I’m from British Columbia, I was drawn to the Mercury’s April 21 story “City of Guelph denies Guelph councillors access to environmental report.” Read more ...
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May 2nd, 2012
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Letter from Bishop Dennis P Drainville Apr 26 2012Dear Friends:Excuse me. May I take a moment of your time to point out something which on the one hand is obvious but on the other hand makes the blood run cold? Do you realize that we have become a totalitarian state? I am not sure precisely when it h...
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May 1st, 2012
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By Stuart Trew Council of Canadians April 27 2012 Global News called it a a “political war,” Postmedia a “marketing blitz.” Whatever you want to call it, today’s CETA day of action from the government was strange, a little overwhelming, but ultimately uplifting. I think we’re doing something right an...
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Apr 23rd, 2012
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 By Brent Patterson Council of Canadians April 13 2012The Canadian Press reports, “Mayors in Atlantic Canada say they want to participate in ongoing free trade negotiations between the federal government and the European Union. The mayors, who are holding their regular meeting in Halifax, say municip...
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Apr 6th, 2012
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By Elizabeth Thompson ipolitics March 5 2012Number 1 is The Standing committee Procedure and House affairs which has spent a record 62.7 percent of its time in camera, followed by the Standing Committee of Public Accounts at 50 percent and the Standing Committee for the Status of Women at 42 percent....