"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

Tuesday 5 July 2016


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "FUNNY HA HA ...I DON'T THINK SO": 

A municipality is NOT a business, it's a community. 
Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 5 July 2016 at 14:40


Full title:Municipal Corporation of the Town of Aurora. 

Function: delivery of  services to property and managing costs. 

It is a business like any other except without the profit factor. 

The definition is not subject to opinion or open to interpretation or argument. 

Municipal government has no  authority within the Canadian Constitution

Provinces create municipalities and legislate their governance. 

The Municipal Act and various other Acts define duties and authority of municipal government,
elected councils and appointed boards. 

Various Statutory Officers are required and appointed by bylaw to ensure provincial law is respected.That's a joke!

In the mid-fifties York County was divided. Toronto, the boroughs and villages became a 
a regional unit known as Metro. 

Forty-four years  passed. The area developed, municipal boundaries melded into each other and finally in 1998, the remaining five boroughs were amalgamated to become a single unit of government,the City of Toronto. 

The Province gives ,the Province takes away. 

Unfortunately the Province is not doing a particularly good job managing their own affairs at the present time. 

In 1971,  the Region of York  was created and authority was given over municipalities.

York Region Corporation  is no more a community than Aurora. Both are business entities; organized and governed as such. 

The sad fact is, while citizens  who are focussed on seizing advantage, at an unjust burden  to others..simply deny their own ruthlessness, the elected Council exercises no influence whatsoever.

The customer is always right as long as they seem to have predatory numbers. 

Nor does the multi-million dollar administration have any impact on the squalid mess. 

Their advice is either not sought or ignored .

There is no shame. 


Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, there is no shame. All is justified, all sleep well at night.

Anonymous said...

The Mayor is always going on about how it is a Business.
Does he know that Jonathan's is under construction by an Italian restaurant outfit from King ?

Anonymous said...

No, 11:52, he refers to running it *like* a business.

Anonymous said...

11:52 - He'll find out when it's time to cut the ribbon.