Opinion

Fishing for campaign fodder

Fishing for campaign fodder

By Chris Pickup Mayor Ken Hewitt appeared to be fishing for campaign fodder at the August 28 council in committee meeting August 28, with persistent questions for the county’s auditor following his presentation. With apologies to relevant Haldimand county staff, the...

Cleaning up Hydro One is an urgent priority

Cleaning up Hydro One is an urgent priority

By MPP Toby Barrett  One reason we spent this summer at Queen’s Park – the House rose mid-August – was to bring in legislation to begin to clean up the hydro mess. Case in point – I just wrote a cheque for a property that used $23.05 of electricity, but required $40...

Cayuga Rail Trail may be rotten to the core

Cayuga Rail Trail may be rotten to the core

By Chris Pickup In what idiotic universe are new planks nestled then metal-bound next to rotted and likely insect-ridden vegetated planks, the whole to be covered up by yet another deck, underneath which the old planks will quietly continue to rot and contaminate each...

Commitments to set a new course for Ontario

Commitments to set a new course for Ontario

By MPP Toby Barrett  When I was first elected I was part of a government under Mike Harris, which, over the years, did what it said it was going to do based on its platform – the Common Sense Revolution. On Thursday, June 7, I was re-elected under a Doug Ford...

LOOK IN THE MIRROR LEROY BARTLETT

By Chris Pickup A report from Integrity Commissioner John Mascarin on a complaint that had been filed against Mayor Ken Hewitt under the county’s Code of Conduct, has absolved Hewitt on all allegations. What was disturbing about this issue was not the report's...