Jan 23rd, 2018
Court rules French’s application premature By Rick Vanderlinde Barrie Advance Springwater Mayor Bill French has been ordered to pay $20,000 in court costs after his bid to quash a second audit of his 2014 election expenses was rejected by Ontario’s Divisional Court. A panel of three judges rule...
Jan 23rd, 2018
New Tecumseth Free Press Online January 26, 2018 When Simcoe-Grey Conservative MP Kellie Leitch announced her decision not to seek reelection in 2019, earlier this week, it triggered a change in the Party’s nomination process that was set to close yesterday (Jan. 25) at 5 pm. To that point, Ms...
Jan 15th, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Black Mirror Canada “From mass dissemination of false information, to impersonation, leaking foreign documents in order to influence political and legal outcomes… the possibilities for the types of activities contemplated in [Bill C-59] are limited only by im...
Jan 10th, 2018
By Kate Harries AWARE News Network A hearing was held at Osgoode Hall just before Christmas, marking the latest chapter in the two-and-a-half-year saga of an audit launched by former Springwater deputy mayor Dan McLean of Springwater Mayor Bill French’s 2014 campaign expenses. On December 18 2017, a ...
Dec 14th, 2017
Richard Lindgren Lawyers Daily By Amanda Jerome Ontario has passed new legislation that will replace the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) with a tribunal it purports will improve the speed, fairness and affordability of land use hearings throughout the province. While the government is extolling the ben...
Nov 13th, 2017
Municipal Elections Matter panellists included Claire Malcolmson (Campaign Fairness), Mike Schreiner (Ontario Green Party) and Janet Budgell (Concerned Citizens in Adjala-Tosorontio) -Lake Simcoe Living photo From the Lake Simcoe Association A strong group of engaged citizens who want to make changes...
Oct 30th, 2017
New Tecumseth Free Press Online October 31 2017 New Tecumseth is now accepting applications for the Ward 5 council vacancy created when Donna Jebb was elevated to Deputy Mayor on Oct. 12th. Anyone eligible to vote in New Tecumseth is qualified to apply. The winner will be determined by a counc...
Oct 12th, 2017
Municipal Elections Matter! From the Lake Simcoe Association You are invited to a public meeting aimed at getting more people involved in municipal elections – as voters, campaigners, candidates, or active residents. When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 10am to 12pm Where: Bond Head Community Memorial ...
Aug 9th, 2017
Google Censors Block Access to CounterPunch and Other Progressive Sites by ERIC SOMMER CounterPunch The U.S. government, and the information technology companies which collaborate with it, is moving fully into the camp of governments which relentlessly utilize the internet to collect users online dat...
Jul 12th, 2017
Toward an Open and Innovative Internet: What Lies Behind Canada’s Net Neutrality Success Story By Michael Geist is net neutrality day of action in the United States, a day of advocacy and awareness that brings together hundreds of leading Internet companies and public interest groups. It is an import...