May 25th, 2018
Waiting outside La Tolva jail -Ben Powless photo Update May 28 from the Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor delegation The Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor, from rural Ontario, has returned from their seven-person fact-finding delegation (May 22-27) to Honduras to demand the release of polit...
May 22nd, 2018
By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Springwater’s compliance audit committee meets on Friday to receive the second audit of Mayor Bill French’s 2014 campaign expenses, completed by Glen Davison of Froese Forensic Partners. The committee members, appointed jointly by Springwater and Oro-Med...
May 1st, 2018
Looking for justice, on Parliament Hill From Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor A mother and daughter with the full backing of their rural Ontario community are in Ottawa seeking support from the Canadian government for the immediate release of political prisoners in Honduras. Karen Spring, a hum...
Apr 22nd, 2018
Janet and Karen Spring with Springwater Deputy Mayor Don Allen ‘Not dealing with a normal bunch down there’ – Councillor Perry Ritchie News release from Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor Springwater Township Council has unanimously voted to call on the federal government to uphold human rights a...
Apr 16th, 2018
Associate Chief Justice Frank Marrocco by John Edwards Collingwood Connection Collingwood’s judicial inquiry into the 2012 sale of Collus is moving forward. In a letter to Mayor Sandra Cooper, Chief Justice Heather Smith said she has appointed associate chief justice Frank Marrocco as commissioner. S...
Apr 9th, 2018
Innisfil Councillor Rob Nicol by Janis Ramsay Innisfil Journal Ward 7 Coun. Rob Nicol is calling for an investigation into what he calls leaked information from closed sessions. He brought forward a notice of motion April 4, adding he wishes to end closed sessions until an investigation is done. Nic...
Apr 4th, 2018
Aleksander Essex Western prof worried by lack of Canadian standards governing how voter data is kept safe By Colin Butler · CBC News A Western University professor who studies cyber security is urging Ontario municipalities to truly understand how online voting works before it’s implemented, a ...
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...