Finally, this blog appears to have attracted the attention of some elected officials and naysayers.
In most municipalities that is a great thing-diverse opinions and great debate.
Some anon commenters are wondering why I don't reveal myself.
I have to say that I can't do that because my source of information will dry up. People's democratic rights, that are guaranteed to every Canadian citizen under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms have been threatened by various municipal officials and other individuals. If I reveal who I am, it reveals my sources.
My sources need to know that what they provide me IS anon-to protect their rights - rights which SHOULD be protected by being a Canadian, but in Dufferin they don't appear to be.
What do I mean?
Well, we have a local politician who threatened, in writing, to sue a ratepayer for expressing an opinion. We have THE senior bureaucraft of Dufferin County "telling on" people who are critical of Dufferin County to their employers, a violation of MFIPPA. We have the YMCA who wants to come into "our" community who encouraged people to email their comments to them, and then immediately REPORTED these emails and comments to a "local" developer who then used this information against a ratepayer at a Council meeting. AND we had a local reporter who actually showed up at meetings and didn't report from agendas and minutes, who was mysteriously reassigned so now we have NO coverage at Council meetings.
If you think this blog is rude and insolent and not respectful of elected officials-you have no idea what goes on at Melancthon Council meetings. The distain to ratepayers from politicians is nothing less than jawdropping. Well, unless you are Highlands spokesperson who is allowed to respond to questions which are put to our elected officials by ratepayers.
SERIOUSLY.....think about that.
This blog is the political watchdog that Council does not want. If you don't like it, please don't read it. If you find nothing useful on here, please do NOT log on again. You are free to read the blog or NOT.
Since early September when this blogger started posting almost daily, this site has logged over 9,500 hits. Someone must be interested. If you aren't one of them, then please, find something else to do with your time.
I would go out on a limb here, if Highlands hadn't cut them all down, and state that anything that is posted here as fact, is true. Anything that is posted here as my opinion is my right. And I challenge anyone to refute any FACT I have posted.