By Liz Benneian, A Better Niagara
When is a flyer, created for a Regional Councillor and paid for and distributed at public expense, simply communication with constituents and when is it self-promoting election material?
That is a crucial question that needs to be answered after Niagara Regional Councillors Sandy Annunziata (Fort Erie), Councillor David Barrick (Port Colborne) and Tony Quirk (Grimsby) all recently sent out flyers to their community that contain what media stories have described as “campaign-style”, “self-congratulatory” messaging.Read more
On Thursday night last week Niagara Regional Council debated what actions they should take in reference to the St. Catharines Standards story regarding the process to hire CAO Carmen D'Angelo being tainted by a violation of critical confidentiality rules. The facts, as presented, have meant that D'Angelo was given preferential information and treatment in the competition.Read more
[Originally published by The Sound newsmagazine, republished here with permission.]
“Remember who put you in office: it wasn’t you, it was the people.” – Debbie Zimmerman, former Niagara Regional Chair (1997-2003)Read more