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Voters can have their say on ranked ballot system

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September 9, 2017

News07:00 PMby Ray Martin Cambridge Times – file photo City officials will hold an information session about ranked balloting this Wednesday (Sept. 13), in an effort to gauge public interest for a possible referendum on next year’s ballot. Throughout most of Canada, the first-past-the-post system is in place, where the candidate receiving the most votes […]


Virginia orders immediate halt of voting machines considered vulnerable to hacking

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September 8, 2017

Virginia on Friday agreed to stop using paperless touchscreen voting machines that had been flagged by cyber security experts as potentially vulnerable to hackers and lacking sufficient vote auditing capabilities. The action represented one of the most concrete steps taken by a U.S. state to bolster the cyber security of election systems since the 2016 […]


New Ontario tenant protection rules – News Release

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September 1, 2017

Ontario Curbing Abuse of Unlawful Evictions Province Delivering Stronger Protections for Tenants   NEWS     The province is increasing security and peace of mind for renters by placing new requirements on the circumstances in which landlords can evict tenants. Effective September 1, 2017, when a landlord ends a tenancy so that they or a […]


Multiplex at Conestoga College a ‘foregone conclusion’ (from August 24th,2016)

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August 25, 2017

Opinion Aug 24, 2016Cambridge Times Dear Editor, I suppose in the real world, we as citizens are allowed to speak freely and express our feelings on a variety of issues. Being dissatisfied and rebellious on certain ones has become the norm in many circles. The multiplex scenario in our city is one of them. Coun. […]


Multiplex location won’t change… by John Gunther

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August 18, 2017

Opinion Aug 15, 2017Cambridge Times As an old-time native and resident in Hespeler, I have a heavy heart in writing this letter. I would bet my new red, flannel Christmas underwear the present council will approve Conestoga College for the multiplex without question — cut and dried. I feel so very sad with all the […]


Kitchener funding announcement Health Facilities – Media Release

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August 10, 2017

Ontario Updating and Repairing Community Health Facilities in Waterloo Region   Helping People Access Safe and High-Quality Health Care Close to Home     NEWS   August 9, 2017   Ontario is investing in community health facilities in Waterloo Region to help people get high-quality care close to home, in a safe, healthy and accessible […]


Multiplex: Is the Conestoga College site still a ‘valid’ choice?

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August 8, 2017

OpinionAug 08, 2017 08:00Cambridge Times GARY DYKE CITY CAO..   Re: Cambridge selected for new UN data initiative. In collecting local information for the United Nations World Council of City Data, Cambridge will “gather the data required to move the needle on key issues such as climate change, while also serving to drive infrastructure investment,” […]


Watch: Hackers demonstrate how to crack Into electronic voting machines in minutes

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July 31, 2017

Watch: Hackers demonstrate how to crack Into electronic voting machines in minutes AlterNet 30 Jul 2017 at 23:31 ET  http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/watch-hackers-demonstrate-how-to-crack-into-electronic-voting-machines-in-minutes/ Voter in front of voting machine at polling station (Shutterstock) Who says America’s electronic voting machinery cannot be hacked? One of the world’s largest and best-known hacker conventions, DEF CON, debuted an interactive “Voting Machine Hacker […]


Conestoga College multiplex ignores PM’s climate change commitment

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July 18, 2017

OPINION… CAMBRIDGE TIMES How will the provinces, cities and rural political constituencies proceed to act now that about 195 signatory nations to the Paris climate agreement, minus Donald Trump’s United States, have confirmed their commitment to protecting the biosphere for future generations? Can we hope that planning principles will shape the thinking of local politicians […]


Infighting at Cambridge council triggered by multiplex

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July 16, 2017

Opinion Jul 14, 2017by Luisa D’Amato Waterloo Region Record Is Cambridge really the crankiest city in the province? Since it got a code of conduct and an integrity commissioner last year, eight complaints have been launched, accusing city councillors of breaking the code, and asking for an investigation. That is one complaint for every 15,875 […]


Online voting still too risky, cybersecurity expert says

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July 7, 2017

WHY IS CAMBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL USING THIS SYSTEM? ****************** From the kitchener Record…   NewsJul 06, 2017 05:16by Terry PenderWaterloo Region Record CAMBRIDGE — Online voting is not a secure way for electors to choose a new government, says the chief technology officer of a Cambridge-based cybersecurity firm eSentire. “As a technologist and someone who […]


Wrong site for multiplex… by Gary Worton

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July 4, 2017

Opinion Jul 04, 2017 02:17 Waterloo Region Record Details in multiplex debate favours college site — July 3 Methinks Luisa D’Amato has been ‘got-at’ by someone in the corridors of power down on Main Street in Cambridge. Minor hockey, ringette, swimming — these groups have been in favour of the site from the get-go; and […]


Multiplex project is too expensive for Cambridge: by Gerald Riley

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June 10, 2017

Cambridge Times, OPINION.. I’m writing in response to a recent opinion piece published May 24 “Speak up if you want a multiplex at Conestoga College” by John Morton. First, let me congratulate the Cambridge Minor Hockey Association for a successful year as well as thank the many volunteers that are needed to run an organized […]


More than a ‘vocal minority’ opposed to Conestoga College location for multiplex: by Les Wells

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June 10, 2017

In a recent Letter to the Editor, John Morton suggested members of Cambridge Minor Hockey write to their councillor in support of the four ice pads and the building of the sport complex at Conestoga College. He went on to suggest they need to oppose a “vocal minority” who have nothing to do with ice […]


Mayor’s focus is on his vision for the future, ignores other possibilities: opinion by Mark Boughan

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June 9, 2017

Opinion .. Cambridge Times Editor’s note: This is an open letter to Mayor Doug Craig, submitted to the Times in response to the mayor’s comments during this week’s planning and development committee meeting regarding the “Gaslight District” proposal. We’ve never met. I don’t know you and you don’t know me. That’s why it bothers me […]


HACKING DEMOCRACY proves your vote can be stolen without a trace. Watch it here.

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June 6, 2017

Published on Sep 22, 2016 The film the voting machine corporations don’t want you to see! HACKING DEMOCRACY follows citizen investigators as they prove America’s votes can be stolen without a trace. Their mission climaxes in a duel between the Diebold corporation’s voting machines and a computer hacker – with America’s democracy at stake. To […]


New options being considered for Northstar remediation

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June 2, 2017

NewsJun 02, 2017 06:00by Ray MartinCambridge Times Coun. Mike Mann chats with MOEE district manager Amy Shaw during Wednesday’s Northstar meeting. – Ray Martin, Times staff Rome wasn’t built in a day, nor has the potential fix for the trichloroethylene (TCE) contamination flowing from the former Northstar plant at 695 Bishop St. It’s been 13 […]


Why London Changed to Ranked Ballots: TVO The Agenda

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May 30, 2017

Air Date: May 17, 2017 Length: 16:34 About this Video Earlier this month, London became the first city in Canada to ditch the first-past-the-post system. When the city heads to the polls in 2018 for its municipal election, it will use ranked ballots, where voters will choose candidates in order of preference. Josh Morgan, London […]


London, Ont., votes to become 1st Canadian city to use ranked ballots

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May 4, 2017

Voters will pick their top choice for candidate and rank other choices CBC News Posted: May 02, 2017 8:57 AM ETLast Updated: May 02, 2017 11:56 AM ET London, Ont., has made history as the first Canadian city to decide to move to a ranked ballot for its next municipal election. A ranked ballot means […]


Mike Mann, ( Preston Councillor) voted for ELECTRONIC VOTING… based on “Staff Recommendation”..

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April 23, 2017

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE CTV INTERVIEW   to……Mike Mann, Preston Ward Councillor: As you are well aware we went before Council to give council an idea of why internet voting is not a good way for our City to vote in 2018. We heard what you had to say and  we seen your interview […]


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