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| April 19, 2020 | in Op-Ed
The world’s game plan to “flatten the COVID-19 curve” was recently disrupted as political finger pointing and personal accusations emerged at international and domestic levels. Apportioning responsibility to others is a human response but the timing of this blame game comes at a crucial moment in the global strategy of slowing the spread of the... More
Suzanne Mooney | April 19, 2020 | in Comment
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I have reflected before posting this article: Is the U.S. empire in jeopardy? It is freely available in Maclean's magazine, written by the former Canadian Ambassador to the World Trade Organization and associated UN agencies, Sergio Marchi.  Mr Marchi has been out of the political arena for a number of years now, and his views reflect his personal... More
Mike Schreiner | April 11, 2020 | in Open
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        Dear Minister Yurek, I am writing to express my concern about the Government of Ontario's decision to temporarily exempt all ministries from the minimum 30-day consultation requirement to post proposals for acts, regulations, policies, and instruments to the Environmental Registry of Ontario Public notification and consultation is a key... More
Suzanne Mooney | April 7, 2020 | in Open
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On Wednesday April 8, 2020, City Council will hold a Virtual Council Meeting. At that time, a motion will be put forward for a vote;   This motion will give the Mayor/CEO, or a designate, unlimited financial powers;  While not the actually worded ‘recommendation’ or ‘motion’ here is the intent, as published in yesterday’s Ottawa Citizen. “A staff... More

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