Saturday, July 21, 2018



What Does it Take to Get Elected?

MeBWmediaAs we watch hundreds of millions of dollars being spent on yet another federal election campaign, the campaign expense reports from October's municipal election have been released allowing us to see how much our municipal candidates spent on their campaigns, what they spent it on, and where the money came from.


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Low Budget Humour

shane_jolleyReaders who are slightly older than I may remember a TV show from the ‘70s called The Gong Show. It was a celebrity variety show complete with bad (sometimes crass) humour, silly stunts, a jeering, hooting audience and as with all bad comedy, plenty of contrived applause.


In fact, it bore a striking resemblance to yesterday’s Ontario budget presentation at Queen’s Park.



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New Meeting Structure Just Isn't Working

MeBWmediaBack in December I raised some concerns about the proposed revisions to the Procedural Bylaw which outlined how Meaford council meetings would be conducted for the coming term.


My feeling was that overall the document was a very good one that was filled with some positive changes, however my concerns at the time focused on the new 3 o'clock start time for the monthly Committee of the Whole meetings, and the elimination of public question period from the council agenda.


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There Should at Least Be Discussion About Potential Budget Cuts

MeBWmediaThe proposed 2011 municipal budget will be presented to the public at a special meeting on Wednesday March 9 at 7 pm at Woodford Hall.


After experiencing multiple years of budget deficits, the municipality has been working to dig itself out from beneath the crippling effects of carrying that financial burden.


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