DOUG CRAIG…Why do we have to fight so hard for a LEGAL ELECTION? stop tampering with our right to a fair ballot!!

By  | April 1, 2018 | 8 Comments | Filed under: THE DANGERS OF ELECTRONIC VOTING

To all those Cambridge residents that think or perceive electronic voting is the way to go, I ask that you view the latter (approx. 2:15:00) of this City of Cambridge council meeting from March 27th. Take note! At the 2:19:40 mark of said meeting, you will hear quite clearly, Mayor Doug Craig make the following comment in regards to the council vote, allowing the facilitator to speak to council & public that evening.

And I quote Mr. Craig, “I don’t believe it” was his exact words after viewing the results on his monitor. Furthermore, one particular city councillor was literally “dragged down the carpet” for raising the motion of letting the facilitator & guest to the City of Cambridge that evening.

What is most disturbing in this matter, half of city council spoke in favour of hearing the quest speak that evening & they voted 7 to 2 in favour.

(Mayor Craig & councillor Donna Reid opposed)

How in the “hell” is it the councillors fault who raised the motion? And it gets better.

Then, the guest facilitator was accosted by city deputy manager Dave Bush outside of council chambers. When I tried to intervene/protect our guest speaker, I to was subjected to Mr. Bush’s nasty behaviour.

Please note, there were numerous witnesses & Cambridge Fire Chief Neil Main who also witnessed this whole ordeal. What I would like to know is, who in council chambers gave Mr. Bush the direction to proceed outside chambers & verbally harass said facilitator. I am embarrassed but not totally surprised as to how this evening unfolded.

We should be ashamed of our elected officials as their ill treatment of guests, residents & each other is deplorable.

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8 Responses to DOUG CRAIG…Why do we have to fight so hard for a LEGAL ELECTION? stop tampering with our right to a fair ballot!!

  1. lvann_11@sympatico.ca'
    Tom Vann April 2, 2018 at 7:05 am

    We now need the police for all council meetings after Mr. Bush’s actions and comments
    No one caused this kind of situation at any multiplex meetings yet the city had the police called in numerous times for those meetings.
    Now we have aggressive behaviour from a high city staff member and we demand security because of this.

  2. kefran@bell.net'
    RK April 2, 2018 at 10:32 am

    It was very intimidating to see what went on in the hallway on the 3rd Floor of Council Chambers after Aleksander did his presentation.
    What right does someone have being that aggressive? I was standing there and saw it and the tactic that was used.

    You could see that Aleksander was intimidated by this action and I think it is truly an embarrassment and Mr. Bush needs to formally apologize for his actions. ( Like that will happen).

    I agree with Mr. Vann, I too Demand security at all Council Meetings after seeing this aggressive behaviour by City Hall employees!!!!

  3. svbenjamin.1956@gmail.com'
    CPAC April 2, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Doug Craig is enough to make anyone’s stomach turn if anyone would bother to follow his numerous underhanded deeds. This stems from following Wasteful Spending Doug Craig for only the past 2 years. Doug Craig wasted our money on that stupid footbridge which was not needed. A Cambridge Sign downtown which is an utter waste of money considering Downtown Galt is a sewer of street people and drugs. Then, of course, we have that Multiplex of 80 to 90 Million Dollars and the Cambridge Dam for another 8 to 10 Million Dollars.

    Wasteful Spending Doug Craig loves to waste your money which could be utilized elsewhere for greater benefit to the public. Meanwhile, your property taxes are rising over 4% over the past two years, and then he tries to take credit here he wanted the results to go the opposite way such as for the Multiplex.

    It is just one disaster to another for Doug Craig. I look forward to putting him out of his misery once and for all on OCTOBER 2018.

  4. Debbie Duff Vitez April 2, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    CHECK THIS OUT..
    Mayor was very clear that it would take a 2/3rds vote… 6 of 9 to allow a guest speaker – then made it a ‘recorded vote’ to intimidate the Councillors

    At approx 2:20 immediately after Dr. Essex’s presentation Mayor Craig was heard to say under his breath to City manager Dyke…
    “next item before I go through the roof”

  5. Debbie Duff Vitez April 2, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    **editors note**.. the above Post was written by Roy Talbot. he was the one who stepped in the defend Dr. Essex..
    Can you imagine what is being said about Cambridge Council thru out the province this morning..?

  6. kefran@bell.net'
    RK April 2, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    I have to ask What kind of Mayor would say ‘next time before I go through the roof’? It’s right on the You Tube streaming..
    Mayor Craig needs to take a course in common Courtesy and maybe it’s time he learns to think before he speaks..
    He loves to talk out of both sides of his mouth..
    In my experience a person like that is not to be trusted and is dangerous…
    I am going to leave the readers with this question Do you really want a Mayor like this in charge of our City?

    If not vote for change in October..Think long and hard who you want to run this City…

  7. mjqsmith@bell.net'
    Disgusted April 8, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    Wow this whole situation is disgusting. Someone should file a Complaint on the Mayor & Bush. I noticed on the tape – Bush got a message on his computer (or it looked like it as he closed it in a hurry) & left Council chambers in a hurry. And as above noted, attacked the Speaker. So who sent him a message to attack?? And why?? I guess the speaker knew his stuff & that wasn’t liked by 1 person.
    I agree that speakers that apparently disaagree with the Mayor need protection. And right – security was not needed at the Complex meetings – but it looks like we the people/speakers, will need security in the future- from those in the Council Chambers.
    This whole situation was absolutely improper. Especially the Mayor’s words as recorded.
    All of Cambridge voters need to view this tape of the meeting. Terrible!! Spread the word!

  8. lvann_11@sympatico.ca'
    Tom Vann April 9, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    A request for all 18 members to meet April 21st at noon. Bring your items to review. 200 printed flyers will be handed out to each person. 1 hour is all we need. If you can’t make it e-mail me and I will bring you them.

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