"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Saturday 14 June 2014

Listen to the Mocking Bird

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "A Snippet":

Of course it isn't the reason he resigned. Usually the claim is that the individual needs to spend more time with his/her family ". Which is later followed by a divorce.
I am still puzzled about the felony conviction of the Mayor of London over $1700. By the look of the guy he spends that kind of money on his ward-robe. It makes no sense.

Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 14 June 2014 08:4


The one  found to have plagiarized someone else's work was  TDSBDirector of Education. Top honcho for educating and guiding future generation of Canadians.  Salary for the position  would be in six figures.  His credentials were clearly suspect. 

A media  story  about the same time  said the Board ,to stay within budget,among other things,  was cutting 27 Education Assistant jobs  out of staff complement.  Wages  could probably have been covered by the salary paid to the lying cheat.

Charging  London Mayor Joe Fontana with  a criminal act  would  have to be carefully considered. by the crown attorney.  Consequence  of failure would be severe. 

Choices would be made.  The one chosen  likely had fail-safe evidence.

Like a government cheque with  Cabinet Minister Joe Fontana's signature  paying for  the wedding of a younger Fontana. 

Joe Fontana was, possibly still is. Mayor of  London. What does it say about the City that chose him. Council  called upon him to resign. He didn't.  No petitions or demonstrations outside city hall. 

Have the denizens  of this deep  south-western Ontario city become  inured to such behaviour ?    
Did they shrug their collective shoulders and say ...Well what  do we expect from politicians ? 
Like they are accustomed to that face? Like breathing out and breathing in....

No... that can't be it.   Codes of Conduct declare .

....members of council are privileged...

 a higher standard is expected... 

So an example  can be set for the unwashed masses , I suppose 

His Honour the Mayor Joe Fontana makes a crock out of that . However well dressed . 

 London too perhaps. The City of Black  Homburgs and John Robarts and a beautifil children's park Called, I think. Story Book Garden.

Well what are we supposed to make of it  ?  Have  Ontarians  changed so  much?

How many blips does it take to change the whole screen?

Have we no shame?


Broderick said...

Star dot com reports Elections Ontario
made error and wrong person was declared winner

Anonymous said...

I think they removed the word “shame” from the dictionary, along with the word “integrity”. Look at that Liberal mpp Charles Sousa who still is the Mpp for Mississauga south, which was the man at the center of the gas plant scandal. If there was any “integrity” or if they were truly “sorry”….The Liberals would have selected another individual to run in that riding. If you can steal $1+ Billion from the public, without any ramifications?.... What’s a few 1000’s or millions for that matter. I find it amusing that the Mayor of London and Chairman of the TDSB even made it into the news.

Anonymous said...

Broderick..Say what ? Where , please ?

Anonymous said...

According to one Mascarin Fontana MUST resign. But then we have heard that name before when he was a humble carrier of handbags.