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Overreaction to Deputy Mayor's Notice of Motion

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StephenVance bw 225w 200hWith a few simple words at council's May 11 meeting, Meaford's Deputy Mayor, Harley Greenfield, seems to have created concern amongst councillors. Enough concern that Mayor Barb Clumpus called a closed meeting this week to discuss and seek legal advice.

What did the Deputy Mayor say to bring about a closed session meeting for council and municipal legal counsel? Greenfield made a notice of motion on May 11 indicating that he would be bringing forward a motion that would “have to do with the huge future cost of infrastructure, it will deal with no additional tax increases to cover the infrastructure expenses, it will have very much to do with a workforce adjustment which will free tax dollars for infrastructure needs.”


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Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Infrastructure...

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StephenVance bw 225w 200hI suspect that if there's a word we will all likely tire of in the coming years, it's 'infrastructure'. Whenever I write about the coming infrastructure nightmare, I typically receive two types of responses from readers – some are concerned, and some think I'm nuts.

I might be nuts, but the looming infrastructure crisis is very real, and you don't have to believe this old bleeding heart.


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How Will You Celebrate Mother's Day?

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StephenVance bw 225w 200hThis weekend mothers everywhere will be sent flowers, given cards and gifts, pampered with breakfast in bed, and a host of other traditions that have been developed for the annual expression of appreciation for mothers.

Motherhood is a tough job. If there was a job description posted for the position of motherhood, I would be surprised that many would apply based on the basic requirements. Imagine the job posting:


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