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Waterloo council rejects Internet voting for 2018 ( again why is Cambridge insisting on it?)

February 17, 2017

Waterloo council rejects Internet voting for 2018 Pencil and paper ballot Metro Creative Waterloo Chronicle BySamantha Beattie Just like sliced bread, a pencil on a ballot works as well today as it ever has. Related Stories Cambridge mulls referendum on… That’s what delegate and former councillor Scott Witmer said to councillors on Monday night as […]

Waterloo Municipal Elections… everyone has an opinion, most are the current elected officials.. and the clerks paid for by the city..

February 16, 2017

City clerk argues against ranked ballots for municipal elections Ranked ballots are the right way to go City will work out details on ranked ballots Updated: Experts weigh in on ranked ballots as issue heads to city council Voters need a greater voice in Cambridge   Ranked ballots a no-go […]

The Dangers of Internet Voting… { Again, why is Cambridge using internet voting?}

February 15, 2017

  Revised and Updated July 26, 2016 Those who believe that “voting online is the future” or that it is “possible given current technology” to create a secure online voting system are dangerously mistaken.[1] According to computer experts, Internet voting is vulnerable to cyber-attack and fraud—vulnerabilities inherent in current hardware and software, as well as […]

City looks at tightening local election policy, Current policy too ‘loosey goosey’ says city clerk

February 14, 2017

editors note.. Included here, are comments from the late Alex Mitchell, ( Clerk for the City of Cambridge ) regarding the questionable 2010 Election. When it was found the Mayor was running his campaign out of City Hall.. In complete violation of the Elections ACT   this ran in the times………….. APRIL 14, 2012 City […]

Democracy won in Court Battle…

February 13, 2017

Democracy won in Court Battle..{ 2010 Municipal Election} By Staff | January 9, 2014 | 7 Comments | Filed under: 2014 Municipal Election, Community Jun 08, 2011 This ran in the KW Record …………. comments invited below.. RE: the highly questionable 2110 Municipal Election.. Thomas Vann and Debbie Vitez have lost their fight for a new municipal election in Cambridge but […]

Time to shame a low level MAYOR and Council.. Time to support Paul Tavares’s Effort on behalf of the HOMELESS..

February 12, 2017

Cambridge man to sleep 90 days in cold tent to raise awareness for the homeless Fundraising effort sparks mix of reactions, but is generating conversation about homelessness   Cambridge Times ByLisa Rutledge CAMBRIDGE — In quietly setting up a tent in the freezing temperatures on private land but in public view, Paul Tavares is quickly […]

RE: The Mayor and Council of Cambridge, by E P. Mercer…the pen

February 11, 2017

So the “so called Mayor” and a few of his followers (councillors) are pointing the finger at social media for their public image of disrespect and deceitful manner they treat us taxpayers. The truth hurts; if you have a conscience. People say things about people’s actions, comments and character as they see and hear […]

Security questions remain for online voting initiative (Letter to the Editor)

February 11, 2017

By Staff | October 6, 2014 | 13 Comments | Filed under: 2014 Municipal Election Cambridge Times CAMBRIDGE– A recent article by Bill Jackson summarized city clerk Michael Di Lullo’s talking points on securing the upcoming municipal election here in Cambridge. He was asked as to whether the new voting options could increase the potential for voter fraud, and his answers […]

Why is Doug Craig still our ” Mayor”, and most of his Puppets still in” Office”..?

February 9, 2017

Why isn’t anyone questioning how this continues to happen during every Municipal Election? Would it have anything to do with his Creative Elections???.. Cutting polling locations, polling stations.. the use of Tabulators, Internet and Telephone Votes? I have to question with his long long long list of legacy projects, why the residents of this city […]

​David Dill: Why Online Voting Is a Danger to Democracy.. (so why is Cambridge using it? )

February 8, 2017

If, like a growing number of people, you’re willing to trust the Internet to safeguard your finances, shepherd your love life, and maybe even steer your car, being able to cast your vote online might seem like a logical, perhaps overdue, step. No more taking time out of your workday to travel to a polling […]

Council ‘let the devil loose’ by easing rules

December 13, 2016

  Council has set an ill-conceived precedent that it will not enforce their own rules opening the door to others who might conclude that they need not worry about complying with councils bylaws rules or restrictions.   Cambridge Times Re: Article titled “Council gives builders a break on restrictions” published Dec. 1. My comments are […]

Corruption at City Hall? ( coincidence ??.. you decide )

December 11, 2016

Rationale lacking for $12.5M library project: Liggett Freedom of Information requests denied…    Nov 06, 2014     (Editors note.. any wonder why Craig’s puppets are ostracizing and voting against Jan Leggitt.. She was targeted from the get go!!!!!!!).. **********   Corruption at City Hall? by Scot Ferguson By Staff| January 28, 2015 | 14 Comments | Filed under: […]

This is what happens when you don’t play by Doug Craig’s rules…

November 16, 2016

Cambridge councillor’s closed-door presence comes to an end   Cambridge Times ByRichard Vivian CAMBRIDGE- A proposal to amend council’s procedural bylaw set off a virtual firestorm of “bad faith” and mistrust allegations, along with counter claims and alternative explanations on Tuesday (Nov. 15) evening. The motion, brought forward by Coun. Frank Monteiro and approved 5-4, […]

No wonder Craig wants ” Tabulators, Internet and Telephone voting”.. AND NOT RANKED BALLOT!!!

September 29, 2016

  The Computer Voting Revolution Is Already Crappy, Buggy, and Obsolete Remember when everyone hated hanging chads and wanted computerized voting? Seemed like a good idea at the time. By Michael Riley, Jordan Robertson, and David Kocieniewski | September 29, 2016 Photographs by Julian Berman From Bloomberg Buisnessnews   Six days after Memphis voters went […]

Is Doug Craig holding Cambridge Hostage ?

November 24, 2015

If you look closely, you will see a pattern with this Mayor.. In the 2003…2006 Elections, the ballots took well over 2 hours to get to City Hall!! In 2010… He changed how we vote in Cambridge.. ( yes he blamed it on the Clerk) They missed over 14000 residents voter cards… blamed MPAC Cut […]

Masked voting not an issue for these Cambridge residents

October 19, 2015

Masked voting Richard Vivian, Times Staff Tommy and Lucy Vann voted during the Oct. 19 federal election wearing face coverings. Cambridge Times ByRichard Vivian CAMBRIDGE – In an act of protest, Cambridge residents Tommy and Lucy Vann donned masks before heading into a Preston polling station this evening (Oct. 19). Theirs wasn’t a comment on […]

Cambridge offers unique deal on high water bills

June 17, 2015

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO CTV Kitchener Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015 6:16PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, June 17, 2015 6:51PM EDT The city of Cambridge is offering a new deal for residents with water bills that are significantly higher than normal. Starting this September, Cambridge residents with water bills over $250.00 will be […]

Cambridge not spared problems with voters’ list in 2014

April 9, 2015

Waterloo Region Record ByChris Herhalt CAMBRIDGE — The City of Cambridge should pay its poll workers a little better, reduce the number of polling places and find better ways to verify the accuracy of its voters’ list, says a post-election report submitted to councillors Tuesday. The voters’ list errors that plagued the cities of Waterloo […]

Corruption at City Hall? by Scot Ferguson

January 28, 2015

Let me get this straight. Landmark Holdings buys the Post Office and guts it with plans to open a restaurant. They gut the interior and completely destroy it so no one else wants it. The city then buys the building from Landmark and gives them an exclusive, untendered deal on the restaurant that will be […]

Cambridge Water Billing Issues by Scot Ferguson

January 1, 2015

**note.** We have a facebook group with over 500 members who are dealing with outlandish water bills.. Some as high as $5000,00 for a 2 month period and the city demanding the resident pay or be cut off or the bill is added to your tax account.. Below is a post from the site by […]