Kathryn McGarry needs to ‘enforce’ affidavits, not allegations

By  | January 31, 2018 | 8 Comments | Filed under: Waterloo Police class action lawsuit


Opinion09:34 AMCambridge Times

An open letter to MPP Kathryn McGarry.

Hello Kathryn, I am very annoyed at your article in the Times.

Patrick Brown’s problems are allegations. No one has come forward in person, so I find it hard to read what you had to say.

I realize you’re the opposite party, but they are only allegations and it looks like your party is just fishing for situations like this. I think it is an election trick and very sad if this is so.

Allegations ruin people’s lives. But aside from that, we have a much more serious issue in Cambridge. Where are you on that?

You say in the Times article that “sexual harassment and assault in Ontario is never OK.”

Well, guess what? The affidavits against two council members are affidavits, not allegations, so why are you not reacting on this? This is far more serious than an allegation. And as far as I know, Cambridge is in Ontario.

I, as a resident of Cambridge, would appreciate you standing up to your quote and seeing that our mayor and Donna Reid (who is on the sexual assault task force for Waterloo Regional Police) have not taken a stand, have these two councillors step down until this case is settled.

I don’t understand how you have the nerve to promote allegations but not enforce affidavits. Let’s do this right.

Ellen Smith



8 Responses to Kathryn McGarry needs to ‘enforce’ affidavits, not allegations

  1. lvann_11@sympatico.ca'
    Randy Toner January 31, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    Do you think she will respond to Ellen? This needs to be fixed.

  2. lvann_11@sympatico.ca'
    Ricky Bell January 31, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    McGarry should know better than to do this. A no comment or lt is in the courts would have been smarter. What was she thinking?

  3. mjqsmith@bell.net'
    Chester January 31, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    She wasn’t!!
    Maybe her new position has gone to her head.

  4. kefran@bell.net'
    Trumped February 1, 2018 at 7:13 am

    Well McGarry needs to respond to e-mails that have been written to her as well as the Letter to the Editor in the Times..SILENCE in this IS NOT GOLDEN!!! Come on now Kathryn….get a SPINE !!!

  5. lvann_11@sympatico.ca'
    Tom Vann February 1, 2018 at 9:00 am

    My letter was not intended to be mean to Kathryn. What she did in a long time PC riding was amazing. Her new position shows she is worthy. I like Kathryn and respect her heavily, but she needs to speak out equally including about the police. The cops, and firemen support her party because of what the Liberals give them. Money! 24 hour shifts! Retention bonuses, Sky-high benefits. Arbitration in their favor! I believe Kathryn will step up and comment, she just needed a nudge.

  6. kefran@bell.net'
    Trumped February 1, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Well I think some residents of this City have given her the nudge..now she better take notice…

  7. mjqsmith@bell.net'
    Maggie February 2, 2018 at 10:21 am

    She should not have to of be nudged – that is her job. She & Wynn should have been on this instantly. As women & politicians – there should have been no hesitation – do your job ladies or give it up.
    I still think P.Brown’s accusations are Liberal wish hunts as the women have not come forward with proof. Just allegations. Lies ruin people’s lives!
    McGarry & Wynn – where are you – things going on here in Cambridge & you are both sleeping.
    And McGarry has hurt those women by hugging up to a charged retired Policeman & a Mayor that has done nothing about his two Councillors in this suit. Really!!

  8. lvann_11@sympatico.ca'
    Tom Vann February 5, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    Kathryn road the fence on her apology. Not once did she mention the cops like she did with Brown. Nor was the strong words used against Brown used on the police. This was a 25 cent apology but her office made something of an apology for her. Votes!!!!! It’s all about votes folks. Kathryn had the chance to show she means business but dropped the ball. Too bad, I expected so much more. This fit 4 Duty book seems to be telling it the way it is.

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