Tag Archives: Trust

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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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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Resilience and dedication

…Stand out as two words that describe the individuals involved in restoring the neighbourhood’s outdoor rink to its former glory not that long ago. There were nine youths playing hockey on it tonight. Resilience is maybe an unusual word for … Continue reading

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Setting Guelph apart

Lucky for us, we have distinguished our city, with two mentions in Maclean’s magazine – see the article, Part I, Part II, Part III. We made the list for wasting taxpayer dollars in notably stupid fashion, twice. Mention of the … Continue reading

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Star’s Investigative Reporting

The Toronto Star is known for its investigative reporting. Check out this summary of how we have been kept in the dark, with related links: Culture of secrecy, 15 stories  

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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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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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Thanks for making me a favorite

Bumped into an old friend who mentioned he has made my blog a favorite. Thank you! Thank you to everyone for checking in, through the highs and lows of how often I post for turning the curve. I comment in … Continue reading

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