Monthly Archives: June 2011

New lot maintenance bylaw passed

June 25, 2011

This ran in the Times……… comments invited below Property owners will have to keep things neat and tidy following approval of a new lot maintenance bylaw. According to the bylaw, storage of derelict vehicles, tire piles or broken down refrigerators will no longer be allowed in people’s yards. “The city needs to lead by example,” […]

Is Thomas Vann being ignored by Cambridge city council? Over the Voter to Vote task force?

June 25, 2011

Thomas Vann contacted Cambridge Ontario’s city Council months ago to volunteer his services on the Voter to Vote Task force To date he has been totally ignored. Is there a valid reason for this kind of disrespect? Has he not proven he is committed and dedicated enough to stand on this committee? Or is he […]

Fight for justice was still worth it

June 24, 2011

This ran in the Times………………. comments invited below Now that the court found our evidence insufficient to order another election in Cambridge, I shall inform the public as to why Debbie Vitez and I challenged the city’s election process. Anyone who suggests sour grapes were involved does so without the facts. Perhaps these people feel […]

Our evidence con’t.. Factum and our Affidavits

June 21, 2011

Included here, is our Factum ( even tho the Act states you do not need to provide a factum when you file your application) One of the Judges we met insisted we prepare one. Clearly showing the Courts are not prepared to deal with this type of case. So why was it put into the Municipal Act? Controverted […]

Who oversees children’s aid societies?

June 21, 2011

This ran in the Toronto Star …………. comments invited below André Marin Just over five years ago, I was granted the opportunity in these very pages in the Star to argue for something I care strongly about: the need for independent oversight of Ontario’s children’s aid societies. Specifically, the need for that oversight to be […]

More of our evidence…a Sample of what we were up against

June 20, 2011

  This first email came to Thomas back in December 2010  ( Remember, when we filed our Application, the City received all our evidence) I will let you decide if they interfered or not.  From To: Subject: Election Misconvenience Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2010 08:23:33 -0500 – Hello Mr. Vann,  I have voted in many […]

The evidence we used to challenge the “Cambridge 2010 Election Results”

June 17, 2011

Now that the evidence has been heard by a Hamilton Judge and the results are in.  Now that this case is public knowledge. We had promised to add all here on the Advocate: First is the Letter from the Honourable minister of municipal affairs nov.10 Affidavit of Thomas Vann affidavit of Thomas Vann for Advocate […]

City waives soil contaminatioin rule at new Drayton theatre site

June 16, 2011

This ran in the KW Record…  comments invited below Please click on this link for the full story no enviro testing for drayton land No link available to the site…. they didn’t post this very important piece of information on line..(?) Freedom of the press you say! Not anymore Canada My Letter to Phil Shewan. […]

Residents stuck with legal bills after losing court case

June 9, 2011

this ran in the Print version of the Cambridge Times..   comments invited below By Lisa Ruthledge Please click on link to view post, from Thursday June 9th 2011 Cambridge Times residents stuck with legal bills Times

Too many attended conference, Kitchener councillor says

June 8, 2011

This ran in the KW Record ………….. comments invited below By Terry Pender, Record staff WATERLOO REGION — Coun. Frank Etherington says too many members of Kitchener city council attended the annual conference of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in Halifax this past weekend and he would like to see limits established for the future. […]

Why was, Thomas Vann’s presentation regarding the horrific way Cambridge ON. treated their Senior Citizens during this last election denied?

June 3, 2011

Hello, My name is Thomas Vann. I would like to address some concerns that a lot of seniors have expressed to me.  Those very seniors have problems moving around.  That is why they could not come to this meeting this evening to speak for themselves. These are their concerns: In the last municipal election seniors […]

“The Voter is the Boss” this ran in the KW Record Nov. 13/2010

June 3, 2011

City to Review Election Process, this ran in the Cambridge Times October 28th 2010

June 3, 2011

This ran in the Cambridge Times.. October 28, 2010 Now that the dust has settled after Monday night’s election, City hall will be conducting a review to evaluate the process That may be good news for many who penned their frustration in Letters to the Times Several said they left in frustration after having to […]

Our application for a new election for Cambridge, will be heard June 6th 2011 at Superior Court Kitchener

June 2, 2011

We have just learned that our Court date will be on Monday June 6th 2011 At 10:30 AM Court Room #6  Superior Court House 20 Weber Street E. Kitchener ON. For those of you who have been following our journey please come out and show your support. After many delays, we are finally ready to […]