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

City staff take steps to avoid further loss of public comments

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November 13, 2017

Resident says series of incidents ‘demonstrate a blatant disregard for public input’ News06:00 AMby Richard Vivian Cambridge Times – file photo – Cambridge Times New processes are being put in place at city hall after several public submissions failed to make it to council. The missing materials express neighbourhood opposition to plans for a basement […]


I thought The Bridges was the problem, I was wrong… By Tommy Vann

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November 10, 2017

I was on Market Street the other day and a young man was going between cars with a bag. He was picking up garbage, clothing and tossing sticks off the road. About 15 minutes later another fellow was doing the same. I watched him go into The Bridges, so I walked to The Bridges and […]


Councillor troubled ranked ballot referendum may be meaningless

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November 1, 2017

CAMBRIDGE — Don’t get too excited, fans of ranked voting. Yes, on Halloween Night, Cambridge City Council unanimously approved a question to appear on the 2018 municipal ballot asking if city voters are in favour of switching from the traditional first-past-the-post ballots to ranked ballots for 2022. But those referendum results, yea or nay, will […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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” […]


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. […]


More fake news from Frank Monteiro on the Multiplex

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April 3, 2017

  I recently was listing to News Talk 570 Radio.   Councillor Frank Monteiro was on the air and was talking about the Multiplex issue over the air.   I found it very interesting when I was listening and hearing some of the things that he was saying over the air.   One of the things he said […]


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 […]


Local Police visited the home of “Tommy Vann” over silly comments he made on this site.. ( have you had enough yet Cambridge?) you must VOTE this Control Freak .. out of OFFICE!!

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April 2, 2017

Interesting Friday evening. Johnny Law comes to my door. A pair of plain clothed fellows. I welcome them in as I always do. One fellow states they’re here to see me about what I wrote in the media, The Advocate. Perhaps the papers as well. Go ahead boys, ask away. He quoted a comment about […]


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