"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

Friday 29 May 2015


 So.....complaints made against Richmond Hill's Mayor were not made under the  Code of Conduct . 

There was no slush fund  created by Council for the Mayor to spend willy-nelly. 

The charges were not found by Mark Edwards. He deemed  them to be suspicious. 

Mark Edwards is a Judge  in Newmarket  Provincial Court   

The accusers were challengers in Richmond Hill Mayoralty. One was the Councillor who bought golf clubs with town funds to save the town the cost of renting them when he partcipated in various chartity golf tournaments.

The complainant was ordered to pay the Mayor's legal costs. 

Richmond Hill's insurance policy obviously did not cover  defence costs for the Mayor. 

On the other hand, Aurora's insurance company has covered  legal defence costs for individuals 
Involved in a civil suit. 

Premiums were increased by 41% in the year 2014 because of the high cost. 

New  Aurora Councillors might inquire if  the significantly higher premiums  were intended  to recover costs  not  foreseen or future  coverage to defend elected officials .

The answer to that question has never been asked  or answered in Aurora. 


Anonymous said...

One new councillor might ask

Anonymous said...

It is possible that individuals have asked Mr Mar in private. We might never learn anything unless the subject comes back to the table.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone tried to file a CoI ? I have not heard of one for a long time.

Anonymous said...

I think you might mean a F of I ?