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I heard that of the small number of people in attendance
at the old library, the majority were "suits" (developers?).
I heard half -a-dozen people were there. Everyone was or should have been known to each other.
The Recreation Director and Councillors Thompson and Ballard would be "suits". Hardly making it seem a majority were developers (suits) present.
That's kind of deliberate misrepresemtation that keeps rumours afloat.
A few years ago another Councillor was the target of this negative spin. It seemed effective. That was before the social media.
I heard something else this morning.
Apparently a Code of Conduct complaint has been reported on in the little town to the north of us. Accompanied by a legal opinion that there is no provision in the legislation that allows for Councillors to file complaints.
Now we know that' has not been true in Toronto. But several things have happened in Toronto which are not provided for in the legislation.
My informant expressed the view, the procession of complaints against me has been calculated to be so negative as to make me ill and drive me from my Council. seat.
The unlikelihood of that possibility inclines me to dismiss the
I registered as a candidate for the 2003 election, days after former Councillor and Mayor John West,
Immediately our registration became known, former Councillor Mac Echearn withdrew her registration with a public statement that when she saw who were the candidates she decided she had better things to do. . Like spend time with her family.
During two week-ends in that campaign , a white rec vehicle toured the town sporting banners exhorting people not to vote for named candidates and to vote for.others. The negatives were most prominent.
My name appeared on neither banner. John West's name appeared in the negative.
When the votes were counted, I had come in ahead of an incumbent with a sufficient number that a re-count was not automatic.
On Remembrance Day, I received a phone call that my younger brother in Burlington had been hospitalised. I spent most of the campaign at his bedside . He lived long enough to learn of my election. .
Former Councillor MacEachern now retired, attempted to persuade the runner-up to ask for a re-count. H refused.
He said he was content with the people's decision. He also had no wish to be a member of the newly-elected Council which included
Councillor Mac Eachern filed a request for a re-count.on the basis she did not believe the voting machines were accurate.
The re-count showed no variation from the original.
Three days of staff time, plus overtime. were occupied. Estimated cost was in excess of twenty-thousand dollars.
Newly elected Councillor Kean argued there was no cost because staff would have been working anyway..
On Monday, I will obtain the legal opinion from our tiny northern neighbour,that relates to the provision of the act that permits or not, a Councllor to file a Conduct complaint against another Councillor.
It does seem a bit weird, when you think of it. .
How would it go?
Evelyn Buck is a blackguard because it appears she said so-an-so.
No. I'm not. You are. And you made a record of your conduct when you filed a formal written complaint, so your conduct is certified.
Furthermore, you used town funds, mucho plenty, to fight political battles and score political points.
Fie Fie, me hearty ......you do indeed appear to be the villain.of this nasty piece.