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LETTER: Citizen ‘angry, disheartened and embarrassed’ by Oro-Medonte council decision

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May 29th, 2021
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Oro-Medonte council meeting

Coun. Cathy Keane, top centre, speaks Wednesday, May 26, 2021, during an Oro-Medonte council meeting. Screenshot

From Orillia Matters May 28 2021
By: Letter to the Editor

Council’s decision to fire the integrity commissioner is ‘even more alarming and shocking,’ says frustrated Oro-Medonte letter writer

In my opinion, the response of the Oro-Medonte Council to the Principles Integrity report reflects badly on all who voted not to reprimand Coun. Cathy Keane for her egregious behaviour.

The decision to instead dismiss the Integrity Commissioner, trying in vain to fulfil their mandate to hold the Councillors accountable for their actions and to the voters they work for, is even more alarming and shocking to me.

I am angry, disheartened and embarrassed to be a resident of Oro-Medonte.

It seems to me that, with very few exceptions, the Oro-Medonte councillors are a group out of control with no moral compass. (The election of) 2022 cannot come soon enough.

Diana Gerrard

See original letter here.

Read the main article: Oro-Medonte councillor violated code of conduct: Integrity Commissioner

Watch the Council meeting here: Township YouTube Channel

One Response to “LETTER: Citizen ‘angry, disheartened and embarrassed’ by Oro-Medonte council decision”

  1. Holly Levinter says:

    I stand with you on embarrassment for our Township. Oro-Medonte is the laughing stock of the whole area for its mishandling of just about everything it touches. Let’s hope the Township gets its comeupance from the Ombudsman investigation and several others that are being done.
    It is said that the average person has the memory of a gnat when it comes to politics. I hope Oro-Medonte residents don’t fall into that category. We desperately need a new council

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