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Paper ballots protect against hacks, but other election cyberthreats loom

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January 13, 2018

Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:31AM EST OTTAWA — As the potential for cyberattacks to undermine the democratic process becomes alarmingly clear, Canadians can take some comfort in the fact that national elections in this country are still conducted the old-fashioned way. Canada is not immune to cybermischief aimed at […]


Cambridge tweaks revised code of conduct

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December 19, 2017

From the Record.. please click on link below.. Cambridge tweaks revised code of conduct   *************** Here we go again. The City of Cambridge has ‘tweaked’ the Code of Conduct for Members of Council It has been recommended that the word ‘empathy’ be removed from the Code Let’s first look at the meaning of ‘empathy.’ […]


Where was the Phantom Mayor of this City?

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December 9, 2017

It is a known fact that Mayor Doug Craig attended the Annual Cambridge Santa Claus Parade. On Saturday December 2nd, Hespeler, also known as The Village on the River held their Annual Santa Claus Parade but there was no sign of our Mayor DOUG CRAIG. All EIGHT members of City Council were present, took time […]


NOT WELCOME AT COUNCIL

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December 6, 2017

  What is this Council up to now?   A member of the public was going to attend the Special Council Meeting on the Multiplex issue on Monday evening at City Hall. This member was sitting at the landing next to the washroom on the third floor which houses Council Chambers. This is the area […]


Cambridge mayor pats himself on back ‘for a job not even started’

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December 6, 2017

An open letter to Mayor Doug Craig Opinion Dec 01, 2017Cambridge Times When I read your recent Letter to the Editor of the Cambridge Times (“Officials, community ‘taking tangible actions’ to address ongoing opioid crisis”, published Nov. 14), I came away with a deep sense of disbelief. I thought, after all the discussion, all the […]


Cambridge to get Legal Cannabis Retail Store

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November 28, 2017

Consultation Process Starts Today with City About Potential Locations November 28th-2017 Ontario continues to prepare for the federal government’s plan to legalize cannabis by July 2018 by working with municipalities to identify possible store locations. Today, the City of Cambridge was informed it is one of the municipalities under consideration for a retail cannabis store. […]


City staff take steps to avoid further loss of public comments

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November 13, 2017

Resident says series of incidents ‘demonstrate a blatant disregard for public input’ News06:00 AMby Richard Vivian Cambridge Times – file photo – Cambridge Times New processes are being put in place at city hall after several public submissions failed to make it to council. The missing materials express neighbourhood opposition to plans for a basement […]


I thought The Bridges was the problem, I was wrong… By Tommy Vann

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November 10, 2017

I was on Market Street the other day and a young man was going between cars with a bag. He was picking up garbage, clothing and tossing sticks off the road. About 15 minutes later another fellow was doing the same. I watched him go into The Bridges, so I walked to The Bridges and […]


Councillor troubled ranked ballot referendum may be meaningless

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November 1, 2017

CAMBRIDGE — Don’t get too excited, fans of ranked voting. Yes, on Halloween Night, Cambridge City Council unanimously approved a question to appear on the 2018 municipal ballot asking if city voters are in favour of switching from the traditional first-past-the-post ballots to ranked ballots for 2022. But those referendum results, yea or nay, will […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


For those who are unable to attend City Hall April 18th { Re: Electronic Voting Issues}

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April 15, 2017

To those unable to attend Tuesday’s council meeting.   Please consider emailing the City Clerk and City Council with your concerns regarding the use of Electronic Ballots in the 2018 Municipal Election.   clerk@cambridge.ca   council@cambridge.ca   { I am including a sample letter, you’re welcome to copy and use.. It’s simple and to the […]


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