TIME FOR A NEW MAYOR AND 90% of COUNCIL IN 2018

Multiplex: Is the Conestoga College site still a ‘valid’ choice?

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August 8, 2017

OpinionAug 08, 2017 08:00Cambridge Times GARY DYKE CITY CAO..   Re: Cambridge selected for new UN data initiative. In collecting local information for the United Nations World Council of City Data, Cambridge will “gather the data required to move the needle on key issues such as climate change, while also serving to drive infrastructure investment,” […]


Talk is cheap, action is needed now on city’s fentanyl crisis

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August 2, 2017

Opinion Aug 02, 2017 03:29 Cambridge Times What a difference a day makes for our mayor. A complete reversal from what I was told, and Dr. Hank Nykamp’s comments as well (must be an election year). A little over a year ago I took a syringe (injection needle) inside a water bottle into city hall […]


Conestoga College multiplex ignores PM’s climate change commitment

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July 18, 2017

OPINION… CAMBRIDGE TIMES How will the provinces, cities and rural political constituencies proceed to act now that about 195 signatory nations to the Paris climate agreement, minus Donald Trump’s United States, have confirmed their commitment to protecting the biosphere for future generations? Can we hope that planning principles will shape the thinking of local politicians […]


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 […]


Wrong site for multiplex… by Gary Worton

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July 4, 2017

Opinion Jul 04, 2017 02:17 Waterloo Region Record Details in multiplex debate favours college site — July 3 Methinks Luisa D’Amato has been ‘got-at’ by someone in the corridors of power down on Main Street in Cambridge. Minor hockey, ringette, swimming — these groups have been in favour of the site from the get-go; and […]


Is this Mayor and Council, trying to pull another fast one..?? re: The location of the Multiplex

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July 4, 2017

D’AMATO: New information in multiplex debate favours Conestoga College Opinion  Jul 02, 2017by Luisa D’Amato Waterloo Region Record The proposed multiplex site next to Conestoga College. The ongoing location debate is unfair to Cambridge residents who are making do with outdated facilities, Luisa D’Amato writes. – Record file photo PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ THE  […]


Multiplex project is too expensive for Cambridge: by Gerald Riley

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June 10, 2017

Cambridge Times, OPINION.. I’m writing in response to a recent opinion piece published May 24 “Speak up if you want a multiplex at Conestoga College” by John Morton. First, let me congratulate the Cambridge Minor Hockey Association for a successful year as well as thank the many volunteers that are needed to run an organized […]


Conestoga Multiplex: and a request that is being sent to the “Clerk of Cambridge”, by several residents

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June 10, 2017

From: Debbie Vitez [mailto:debbievitez@hotmail.com] Sent: Thursday, June 8, 2017 9:00 AM To: Clerks Subject: Could you please respond to the following requests. 1. All email contacts for the Public Multiplex Site Selection Task Force Committee 2. A copy of the motion record and all the guidelines/restrictions that the Task Force Committee must follow approved by […]


More than a ‘vocal minority’ opposed to Conestoga College location for multiplex: by Les Wells

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June 10, 2017

In a recent Letter to the Editor, John Morton suggested members of Cambridge Minor Hockey write to their councillor in support of the four ice pads and the building of the sport complex at Conestoga College. He went on to suggest they need to oppose a “vocal minority” who have nothing to do with ice […]


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 […]


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 […]


INTEGRITY COMMISSIONER STUMBLES IN CAMBRIDGE by Alan Marshall

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May 22, 2017

  Damning With Faint Praise Three female Cambridge Councillors present at an International Women’s day breakfast last March. Two of the three routinely (if not always) vote with Mayor Craig. The third Jan Liggett is her own person. She votes according to the issues which means sometimes she votes contrary to the Mayor’s position. Over […]


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 […]


SHAME ON YOU MIKE DEVINE ( Hespeler Councillor) also voted for electronic voting..

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April 24, 2017

Mike Devine, Hespeler Councillor also voted for internet and telephone voting..  {Remember this come Election Time, Hespeler}.. I did send him an email prior to the vote showing him numerous sites that clearly state how unsafe this method of casting a ballot is. DID HE LISTEN?.. Did he even bother to respond.. NO IS THE […]


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 […]


Multiplex at Conestoga College would be ‘a shame’

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April 21, 2017

Apr 18, 2017 Cambridge Times The (Conestoga) College multiplex site was chosen by politicians with little or no public, business or economic advisery committee involvement. Why do certain politicians want you to believe there is a crisis of “now or never?” When you do something right you have few regrets. College site “a done deal?” […]


Cambridge residents living near TCE contamination fear health problems

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April 14, 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. Hipel has acted as an advocate for many in the neighbourhood in […]


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” […]


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