Category Archives: Wellbeing?

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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Sound familiar?

Just a quick post to share a quote by Czech presidential candidate Vladimir Franz, as reported by The Associated Press and picked up by the Toronto Star: “The (political) system is so enchanted with itself that it’s lost the ability … Continue reading

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Inconvenient truths

Received the following email from “Jamie” tonight: Mr. Chamberlain, You make me laugh in that you state the following: This past council was out of touch with most people’s realities. Interesting since you never won and I guess the majority … Continue reading

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(“Hmm… Not seeing anything here that really goes against what I was saying…”)

As you will know from a previous post, I am concerned about the direction the City of Guelph has taken in monitoring official speak in social media and… ah, correcting inaccuracies where it finds them. But if your day now … Continue reading

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Hubris can be measured…

In the costs associated with the agendas of this City Council. One recent example, the intention to purchase and level commercial buildings along a section of the Speed River to expand parkland. How many more buildings are we going to … Continue reading

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City Hall: Stop wasting everyone’s time and money on this non-starter of an idea

And let the Wellington Plaza business owners and their staff get on with their livelihoods. And their lives. I came across this article from the Guelph Mercury’s Rob O’Flanagan, regarding the City’s intention to buy up and demolish commercial buildings … Continue reading

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Necessary boundaries

Our moment is very much tied to our technological advances. Indeed, these advances often seem to be outpacing our ability to evaluate them for how they may shape us, our identities, altering how we think of ourselves, how we relate … Continue reading

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Let us help you to understand us

I made a movie for you. The vast number of you don’t follow the links I throw in my posts but consider checking this one out, if you have three minutes (and one second) you don’t mind surrendering to the … Continue reading

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