A simple ‘sorry’ doesn’t cut it for photoshop controversy

By  | September 22, 2018 | 11 Comments | Filed under: TIME FOR A NEW MAYOR AND 90% of COUNCIL IN 2018

Opinion 09:26 AM Cambridge Times

I am beyond upset that Doug Craig, the current mayor of Cambridge, can just simply just say “he is sorry” for his part in the removal of a candidate (Kathryn McGarry) from a group photo at a community event, as found on page four in your Sept. 18 paper.

It is my understanding that the original photo (before the Photoshop) was found on Mayor Doug Craig’s own Instagram page. This was not a simple “face in a hole” prank. The level of expertise and time it takes to create an altered photo of this quality is at least one to two hours, long enough for someone to realize exactly what they were doing, why they are doing it and to think before they posted this up all over social media.

This was not an attempt at humour and I don’t believe it was intended to be funny. It was calculated, deceitful, unprofessional, vindictive and immature. Certainly not what you would like to see from the mayor of your city.

I hate to coin the phrase from south of our border but this is quite the “fake news.”

This childish school boy bullying is something President Donald Trump and his team would create. What Doug Craig and his team did is disturbing on so many levels. A simple “I am sorry” does not cut it in my opinion.

The people of Cambridge need a mayor that can be respected, one that can trusted. Doug Craig is fiscally responsible for the city of Cambridge. If he or his team are willing to take an hour or two out of their day to delicately remove a credible, respected candidate that is running for his position as mayor of Cambridge out of a photo, what else will Doug Craig and his team be willing to erase?

Diane Jolliffe





11 Responses to A simple ‘sorry’ doesn’t cut it for photoshop controversy

  1. mjqsmith@bell.net'
    Wondering September 22, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Great article & so true. But the big worry is election day as there has always been the possibility of Internet vote fixing. And there are those of us that fear the same event on Oct. 22nd. We have the name of the company monitoring, but under whose instructions and as to how it is being controlled – re-directed votes – it has been done & could be done. There were suggestions to the present Mayor & Council to discontinue internet voting – is not reliable. But no luck!
    We are asking people to vote paper ballots only – preferably at the early polls, but please vote Oct. 22nd.
    I don’t know about the rest of you – but in conversation with many many people in all parts of Cambridge – “no I did not vote for Craig” – then how does he keep getting in?? That should be your big question these days. How?? hmmmmmm
    Paper ballots – they can be recounted & checked. But please vote.

  2. lvann_11@sympatico.ca'
    Vic September 23, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    This was a really nasty job done by the Craig campaign crew. I would have to say the mayor knew. How can the mayor be trusted on Oct 22/18.

  3. kefran@bell.net'
    TJT September 24, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Mayor Craig cannot say he had no idea of this stunt that was pulled during the campaign.
    Frankly I am appalled that Mayor Craig would stoop so low and post something like this to his Instagram account during an election campaign.
    Shame on you Mayor Craig..and you think a ‘simple sorry’ covers it and it will go away?
    Well my hope is that this ‘stunt’ costs you your chance at the ‘Big Chair’

  4. lvann_11@sympatico.ca'
    Richard Frost September 27, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    I wonder where the city have been getting all the rocks they been using for Galt. HMMM. Who sells rocks in this town. Did city hall get a deal? Maybe l will run for mayor. Just read what Craig’s team did. Of course Craig new nothing about it. Reminds me of Shultz from Hogan’s Hero’s.

  5. mjqsmith@bell.net'
    Iknow September 28, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    Of course he knew what was going on.
    Just looking at the lady imposed – she reminds me of a lady in Hespeler.
    Must find out. She would have know what was going on for sure.
    Wonder if she got paid – hush money – or just got paid for posing.
    Will investigate the lady she reminds me of – just saw her on Wed. delivering brochures for the Election.
    Will find out & let you all know who she is & the details.
    Tune in!! Remember to vote early Poll – Oct. 6 – Hespeler Arena 10 a.m. to 8.

  6. lvann@sympatico.ca'
    Rene Balander September 29, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    We were going to vote for Craig. Really we were. After this bad example of fair play we are not. This news was all over and was embarrassing for all.

  7. mjqsmith@bell.net'
    Office September 29, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Thats great Rene – we have long known Craig’s true colours but after this photo re-touch it helps others to wake up to his devious ways.
    Many of his own “followers” have decided “enough is enough” – yes definitely time for change & Craig should realize he has wore out his welcome.
    the people at City Hall can’t stand him any more except Dyke – who is a puppet – but a very well-paid puppet.
    Just vote everyone – early poll Oct. 6th – use the paper ballots – more trustworthy than Internet which can be fixed – just read all the article on the Advocate.
    Here’s praying for a change.

  8. lvann-!!@sympatico.ca'
    Richard Frost September 30, 2018 at 10:46 am

    We were at a wedding Friday and our table got into a discussion on who to vote for. Tucci took a big hit as a vote splitter and not trustable. Doug Craig is so badly disliked about the bridge, the photo and taxes we had to talk about something else. Cambridge is on fire and l think people are upset.

  9. mjqsmith@bell.net'
    Maggie September 30, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Well in my groups – it is McGarry. No one is holding her Liberal loss against her – this is a whole different ball game. Stories are Tucci was put in by Craig for a vote split. Tucci isn’t coming back to town – who is he kidding. Their friends & kids friends are in T.O. – not in Cambridge.
    And in 2010 – who helped promote the Old Post Office & the Theatre – paid more for the Post Office than worth & the theatre gets free taxes – why?
    No McGarry has common sense – her husband is a stable part of her – lovely man.
    Yes Cambridge is on fire & McGarry will sort the messes out that Craig has created & Tucci helped to create in his time on Council.
    Vote early Polls – vote paper ballot. Early Polls Oct. 6th. Be there!!

  10. mjqsmith@bell.net'
    Searching October 9, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Doesn’t anyone recognize this lady in Kathryn’s place?
    To me she looks like a lady that lives on Guelph Ave. Hespeler.
    An old friend of Craigs who once lived there?
    Surely someone recognizes her – need info on this imposed situation.

    Remember everyone – Vote early Polls – vote only paper ballot.
    Vote McGarry. Ward 1 Vote Cliff Vanclief – both good people.
    We need change!!

  11. lvann-11@sympatico.ca'
    Stacy Jackman October 12, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Ask anyone about this picture and they’ve seen it and will tell you who they are not voting for. This man is not good for our city. Gone. R.I.P.

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