Is the Bill French administration significantly different than the Linda Collins’ councils in Springwater Township?

July 19, 2017

No. Better staging, perhaps.

The solution: Frank Zappa 1940 – 1993.

 


Who are the corporate sponsors for the 11th annual, Springwater Swing Golf Tournament?

July 18, 2017

It’s helpful the township photographs and communicates who the major sponsors are.

Source


What is AWARE Simcoe doing to stop the destruction of the Midhurst Community Hall on Doran Road?

July 1, 2017

Lots of puff articles on the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association on http://aware-simcoe.ca/.

I haven’t seen anything from the Springwater Township “Council Watch” person Kate Harries.

There are significant changes planned in the governance of all township halls by Mayor Bill French, as well.

Summary:

  1. demolishing of the Midhurst Community Hall and
  2. muzzling of communities is of no interest to AWARE Simcoe.

Is AWARE Simcoe ignoring these issues because Mayor French is their “friend”?

“We demand Transparency and Accountability in governance (if you’re on our naughty list).

Otherwise if we help get you elected,

we’ll look the other way for 4 years as you blunder and plunder.”


George Orwell knew a few things about fascism.

July 1, 2017

Corporate fascism hiding in plain sight as a cancer on municipal government – Springwater and Simce County.

George Orwell

Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic. His work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism.

Orwell wrote literary criticism, poetry, fiction, and polemical journalism. He is best known for the allegorical novella Animal Farm (1945) and the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949). His non-fiction works, including The Road to Wigan Pier (1937), documenting his experience of working class life in the north of England, and Homage to Catalonia (1938), an account of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, are widely acclaimed, as are his essays on politics, literature, language, and culture. In 2008, The Times ranked him second on a list of “The 50 greatest British writers since 1945”. Wikipedia

Image: Give a Shit About Nature

If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.


The Midhurst Community Hall is the most important purely civic cultural asset in Midhurst. By far.

June 29, 2017

Former municipal seat of the townships of Vespra, Flos and Sunnidale.

Destroying it would go a long way to demolishing the community’s +200 year heritage. Destruction plan. Heritage justification: 1, 2

But it would make an internationally-financed mega-developer so HAPPY. And that is what minions do: they make their bosses happy.

min·ion

noun
(1) a follower or underling of a powerful person, especially a servile or unimportant one.
synonyms: underling, henchman, flunky, lackey, hanger-on, follower, servant, hireling, vassal, stooge, toady, sycophant


Why didn’t the new 2015 Springwater Township council fire the old CAO and Clerk and change law firms?

May 16, 2017

In Oct 2014, (l) Mayor Bill French and Deputy Mayor Don Allen were elected to change the direction of Springwater Township.

To, specifically, try as much as possible to defeat the Midhurst Secondary Plan.

What new experts have they relied on?

Robert Brindley

John Daly

They kept on Chief Administrator Officer Robert Brindley and Clerk John Daly.

And they then stayed the course even further by keeping Mr. Barnet H. Kussner of WeirFoulds LLP as counsel for the Midhurst Secondary Plan.

 


Canada leads the world in deforestation

April 29, 2017

Since 2000, Canada has accounted for a staggering 21% loss of the world’s forests.

Canada has been leading the world in forest loss since 2000, accounting for 21 percent of global forest loss.

Stephen Leahy writes in Canada is now the world’s leading ‘deforestation nation’:

The world’s last remaining forest wilderness is rapidly being lost — and much of this is taking place in Canada, not in Brazil or Indonesia where deforestation has so far made the headlines.

A new satellite study reveals that since 2000 more than 104 million hectares of forests — an area three times the size of Germany — have been destroyed or degraded.

“Every four seconds, an area of the size of a football (soccer) field is lost,” said Christoph Thies of Greenpeace International.

The extent of this forest loss, which is clearly visible in satellite images taken in 2000 and 2013, is “absolutely appalling” and has a global impact, Thies told IPS, because forests play a crucial in regulating the climate.

Forests are essential for our existence.

Trees, plants and all the creatures that make up a healthy forest ecosystem provide humanity with a range of vital services including storing and cleaning water, cleaning air, soaking up CO2 and producing oxygen, as well as being sources of food and wood. These “free” services are often irreplaceable and generally worth far more than the value of lumber or when converted to cattle pasture, said Sizer.

What are our municipal governments doing to maintain our forests?


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