Monthly Archives: March 2013

Twister coming to Guelph?

The application of the ill-considered nuisance by-law recently considered by Council and referred back to committee would have had the effect of creating a municipality with restrictions and requirements around public activities that would have been the civil liberties version … Continue reading

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How to embarrass a city council, badly

One approach: Take a draft by-law initially intended to address the issue of “nuisance parties”, an issue that is especially challenging in two wards, and turn it an impractical omnibus by-law requiring a permit to exercise Charter Rights in the … Continue reading

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Calling bullcrap

Good for the Guelph Tribune with their editorial and cartoon that called bullcrap on the spin staff offered for restricting temporary structures such as tents on City property, as part of the proposed and highly controversial nuisance by-law: The rationale … Continue reading

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57 of 600

I have been following the Guelph Mercury’s coverage of the trial in the dispute between the City of Guelph and Urbacon. Recently, the court heard that 57 of Urbacon’s requests for information from the architect were considered “unnecessary”. That’s 57 … Continue reading

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Our Condolences

We send our deepest condolences to Gloria and Bill and family for the loss of their beloved Jennifer yesterday. Also, we send out our condolences to Jennifer’s friends and colleagues in the community. Update: Facebook memorial page for messages of … Continue reading

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Not in the forecast

No further explanation is required. That seems to be the attitude from Guelph’s City Hall in the instances when the news doesn’t match up with the City’s “official speak”. It’s a big issue as it goes to public confidence in … Continue reading

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One for the next list of 99

 A response from Guelph CAO Ann Pappert was published in yesterday’s Mercury, regarding the Bradshaw video misadventure, along with a field goal of an editorial on it today — alluding to the inescapable question… when will Council weigh in and … Continue reading

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