Monthly Archives: August 2012

Go ahead, trash us

Or make your quick buck. And slam the police while you’re doing it. You already know the police along with all sorts of other people will be there to help you when you need it. When it comes to the situation … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Wellbeing? | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Go ahead, trash us

The Laidlawlux

I have to think about this one, but if I was to publish a City Hall Furniture Catalogue it probably wouldn’t feature a Laidlawlux. Political differences are one thing, being a piece of furniture at City Hall is a bigger-picture issue that crosses a … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Our money, their legacy | Tagged , , | Comments Off on The Laidlawlux

Six Hundred and Fifty-One

Furniture. Word Six Hundred and Fifty-One. What are you talking about?! So, now that some of us have managed to come to grips with post Guthrie-asked-to-have-a-committee-look-at-Council-meeting-in-August-as-well Guelph, as we now find ourselves adjusting to new realities following our brush with the near-certain unravelling of City Hall with … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Six Hundred and Fifty-One

Six Hundred And Fifty

Six hundred and fifty. That was the number of words in a recent column reacting to a Councillor’s motion that didn’t even go anywhere. But if who wrote the piece really doesn’t matter, or at least less than that Community Editorial Columnist’s politics — as a supporter of the Mayor … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Six Hundred And Fifty

Coercion, a community norm?

Coercion. I see it in how we do politics in Guelph and in the way ideological “values” are thrust on us, in the way people, typically centre-right ideologically, are vilified for having opposing political views when it comes to how public money is to be … Continue reading

Posted in Wellbeing? | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Coercion, a community norm?

When measured words…

Converge, it’s perhaps time (!) to take a step back and reflect on what is being said. Will Council consider tighter civic budgets? (Editorial, Guelph Mercury, Thursday, July 26, 2012) Council optics not good (Editorial, Guelph Tribune, Thursday, August 2, 2012)

Posted in Our money, their legacy, Wellbeing? | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on When measured words…

Well, that’s kinda goofy

I was surprised to see that the Guelph Civic Museum has an annual budget of a whopping $1 K for acquisitions, which it shares with the McCrae House. While I know part of the pitch to move the Guelph Civic Museum … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Well, that’s kinda goofy