Saturday, April 21, 2018


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Should Canadians Embrace a 'Canada First' Policy?


I have been doing a slow burn listening to Trump’s daily pronouncements regarding his America First, protectionist, and beggar (bludgeon) thy neighbour agenda.

It’s high time that Canadians embrace a Canada First policy by making a concerted effort to buy Canadian-made goods and services. If we can’t buy seasonal Canadian produce, let’s buy Mexican produce.

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Residents to Debate Hiring of New CAO

Dear Sir,

The topic of whether we should have a Chief Administrative Officer for the Municipality of Meaford appears to be on the minds of many concerned taxpayers. In order to discuss and discover all the benefits, pro or con of this staff position for Meaford, a 'Grand Debate' will be held on Thursday, April 5, commencing at 7 p.m. at the Meaford Golf Club.

The invitation sent to our Mayor Clumpus read:

Our understanding is that you are in favour of hiring a replacement CAO. We therefore request that you participate and argue your position in a 15 minute speech… your participation in this debate will be greatly appreciated.”

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Frustration Over Bridges 021 & 022


It is unbelievable to me that, being on the town-line, it is only now coming to the council's attention that these bridges are equally owned by Meaford and Chatsworth municipalities.

Two years ago when I called the Chatsworth office to enquire on the status of this bridge repair I was told that they hadn't yet addressed it, but in any event, the costs would have to be shared with Meaford and that they had not heard from Meaford on the matter. Naturally I thought the Meaford town council would be better informed than a new resident to the area, especially before undertaking the huge expense they have made for the feasibility study.

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