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Residents want answers about ongoing TCE contamination in Cambridge

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April 13, 2017

Tracy Hipel of Cambridge is seen in his backyard earlier this year. The shed behind him houses a soil vapour extraction unit. He has to ensure clear access to the shed at all times as an employee visits the shed twice a week. (Kate Bueckert/CBC) The city has to take ownership of the residents … […]


NEVER DOUBT WHAT A SMALL GROUP OF COMMITTED CITIZENS CAN DO

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April 12, 2017

DOUG CRAIG AND HIS CONTROL ISSUES.

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April 11, 2017

{ it’s time for Super Man to hang up his cape} unchallenged Power does strange things to people.. * HE NOT ONLY CONTROLS OUR CITY… * HE CONTROLS WHO GETS HIRED… * HE HAS 90% CONTROL OVER CAMBRIDGE COUNCIL… * HE HAS 100% CONTROL OVER STAFF… * HE NOW HAS A ” CODE OF CONDUCT” […]


A federal committee has recommended against national Internet voting.

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April 9, 2017

editors note: If the feds and the provinces don’t trust it.. Why are our Elected Officials insisting we use it..? Electronic voting in Canada From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Federal elections and provincial elections use paper ballots, but electronic voting has been used since at least the 1990s at the municipal level. Committee reports and […]


The phantom motion that nearly caused a Cambridge referendum

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April 8, 2017

Apr 07, 2017 12:00 by Richard Vivian Cambridge Times It seemed, at first, as though I would be penning a correction notice, perhaps accompanied by an apology to readers. How could I have messed up this badly? But the more I looked into where I went so terribly wrong, the more obvious it became the […]


Online voting to return for 2018 election

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April 8, 2017

Apr 07, 2017 12:00 by Richard Vivian Cambridge Times CAMBRIDGE — Residents will once again have the option of casting their votes online or via telephone during next year’s municipal election. Council members, meeting at the general committee on Tuesday (April 4), approved the use of paper ballots as well as online and telephone voting. […]


The voter is Boss: KW Record – Nov. 13, 2010

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April 5, 2017

   The voter is the boss Originally printed in the KW Record – Nov. 13, 2010 Last month’s municipal elections should have reminded civic leaders everywhere in Ontario who they work for. But since the lessons seems to have been lost on a few misguided Cambridge politicians who treated a fellow citizen disgracefully this week, […]


After a CYBER attack, students write literacy tests on paper – Is Cambridge Internet Voting really SAFE?

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April 4, 2017

Is Cambridge Internet Voting as safe as we are being told? Why do they assume that the City of Cambridge is the only non hackable system? Read below as to how a cyber attack forced students to write the EQAO tests with pen and paper.  Cyber hacking is REAL. There is no auditing or verification […]


Your POWER HUNGRY AND OUT OF CONTROL MAYOR “Doug Trump” ( is now sending police to your home over comments you post!!)

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April 2, 2017

BELOW are COMMENTS TAKEN FROM A LOCAL FACEBOOK PAGE.. THE GROUP IS CALLED..Cambridge Citizen Discussion on local politics https://www.facebook.com/groups/1495349474051209/ UNDER THE CAPTION.. Controversial new ‘inclusiveness standards’ for public behaviour at city events Policy is revised and renamed constituents’ code of conduct ******* DOUG CRAIG ACTUALLY SENT THE POLICE TO THESE PEOPLE’S HOMES.. he is totally […]


Craig’s attempt to control the Public the way he controls Council !!

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March 30, 2017

Controversial new ‘inclusiveness standards’ for public behaviour at city events Policy is revised and renamed constituents’ code of conduct Mar 29, 2017 07:53 by Richard Vivian Cambridge Times CAMBRIDGE — Cheers, jeers and other “disruptive” behaviour won’t be tolerated during city functions, courtesy of a controversial new policy. Known as “inclusiveness standards”, the rules, many […]


It must be True if Craig’s bulldog ( donna reid) sez it’s so..

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March 28, 2017

Mayor didn’t ‘snub’ Coun. Liggett at International Women’s Day event, says Coun. Reid International Women’s Day was celebrated on March 11 with a breakfast for the community sponsored by the partnership of the Cambridge Celebration of Women and the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW). I was dismayed when a story surfaced about our breakfast […]


Cambridge councillor Frank Monteiro diagnosed with cancer

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March 25, 2017

Waterloo Region Record ByJeff Hicks CAMBRIDGE — Frank Monteiro, the tough old beat-cop-turned-city-councillor, wondered if he’d been collared by cancer and handed a sudden death sentence. Tests results confirmed a lump on one of his kidneys is cancerous. “How long have I got?” Monteiro asked doctors at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton. But Cambridge’s first […]


There’s something ‘fishy’ about allowing online voting ( letter to Editor March 19, 2014)

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March 19, 2017

The following  from 2014.. is still true today.. WE NEED A FAIR ELECTION PROCESS IN 2018 Dear Editor, I’m a first time writer, longtime reader and I’ve bit my tongue for long enough. I decided to write today because I sense that there’s something fishy going on with city council these days. I find it […]


Cambridge – Keep highrises out of downtowns

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March 11, 2017

Highrises just don’t belong in our unique city…we do not want to become a mini Toronto. Why is Council approving these developments with complete disregard to HERITAGE and other valid concerns. Why do they keep on revising zoning, bylaws and Official Plans without full engagement from the public to accommodate developers rather than strengthening them […]


Bad behaviour on city council not treated equally

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March 1, 2017

Cambridge Times I sat in on a Cambridge council meeting last Tuesday (Feb. 21). During the meeting I listened to council member Donna Reid criticize another council member on their choice of words toward a woman which violated the code of conduct. The council member apologized and is taking steps to correct matters. The comments […]


If I Can Shop and Bank Online, Why Can’t I Vote Online?

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February 25, 2017

by David Jefferson, Computer Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 1 ], member, Verified Voting Foundation Board, Board of Directors, California Voter Foundation If I Can Shop and Bank Online, Why Can’t I Vote Online? There is widespread pressure around the country today for the introduction of some form of Internet voting in public elections that would allow people […]


Did City Hall overpay for the OLD POST OFFICE?? and if so.. why????

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February 23, 2017

Hi Debbie, I managed to obtain the Appraisal and Purchase Agreement  under F.O.I. for the Old Post Office before the City bought it. According to the appraisal the Current Market Value as of  Oct. 7, 2011 was $660,000.   Please click below to preview the appraisal… {I have the full appraisal in my possession all […]


TIME TO STOP CONFUSING THE VOTING PUBLIC OF CAMBRIDGE

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February 22, 2017

  TIME  TO RETURN TO HAND COUNTED PAPER BALLOTS!! TIME TO REOPEN THE VOTING LOCATIONS TIME TO REOPEN THE VOTING STATIONS TIME FOR THE SENIORS TO HAVE THEIR VOTING LOCATIONS RETURNED TIME TO GET RID OF TABULATORS/INTERNET/TELEPHONE VOTING TIME TO MAKE SURE VOTER REGISTRATION CARDS ARE UP TO DATE TIME TO STOP BLAMING MPAC FOR […]


Mike Devine reprimanded.. and what did they say about PAM WOLF’S DUI?..

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February 22, 2017

City councillor reprimanded for ‘sexy gramma’ comment Integrity commissioner’s office finds Mike Devine violated code of conduct http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/news-story/7152177-city-councillor-reprimanded-for-sexy-gramma-comment/   **EDITORS NOTE** I am not condoning Councillor Devine’s behaviour here.. But I can’t help but think, they took this pretty far..  It’s common knowledge, Councillor Devine  “DARES” to stand up to this Mayor!! {and that’s not […]


Internet voting is just too hackable, say security experts.. { so why is Cambridge using this system?}

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February 20, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – Three ballot initiatives have been proposed in California to require the state to allow online voting, but security experts and some voting officials say the technology is nowhere near secure enough for something so crucial as the democratic process. “When people stop me in the supermarket and ask, ‘When am I going to […]


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