I'm a multimedia journalist at the Expositor in Brantford, Ont., assigned to the city hall beat. I blog about municipal politics, a habit I started while working at the Sentinel-Review in Woodstock, where I was stationed from 2003-11. I started his career working for the Woolwich Observer in Elmi...
Irritants underscore Tri-council working group | Column | Opinion | Brantford Expositor
Cornwall city council was given a worthwhile financial-planning tool earlier this month, but this group hasn’t shown the temerity to use it. KPMG presented council with a long-term financial plan on July 10. It presented a few concepts council should consider for the long-term health of its books. First was the concept of lifecycle costing – setting aside an amount on a regular basis that would be saved and used when an item needs to be replaced.
The City of Cornwall has been given a way out of being included in a Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario complaint. Will it take it? We don’t know, but it should take up the offer as quickly as possible. The lawyer representing the unknown complainant told the Standard-Freeholder on Monday her client would remove the city from the complaint if Cornwall admitted its policy was discriminatory and changed it.
Cornwall Coun. Justin Towndale was completely in the right last weekend when he penned a Facebook post about a Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario complaint. For those catching up, the City of Cornwall is among nine entities involved in a complaint to the HRTO by an unknown woman who is contesting her right to be topless in pools and parks. The city’s written policy states girls and women over the age of 10 must wear a top that covers their breasts when in a city pool or park.
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