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'Maybe we will finally get some measure of transparency'

to the editor,

Posted April 19, 2017

Except for the fact that it is our tax dollars that are going to be spent, I would find it extremely amusing that Adjala Tosorontio Deputy Mayor Doug Little has called for the Integrity Commissioner to investigate ward councillors Bob Meadows and Floyd Pinto.

Just weeks ago, the deputy mayor publically bemoaned spending tax dollars on a forensic audit and suggested councillors Meadows and Pinto pay out of their own pockets. Well, I suggest the Mr. Little should pay for the services of the Integrity Commissioner out of his own pocket.

I have closely followed all the issues Mr. Meadows and Mr. Pinto have reported through flyers and a personal blog in the last two years (after the Mayor refused to let them speak through the community newsletter). From my perspective, all their concerns are legitimate, their statements substantiated and supported by reports, emails, and documents, and are reported with integrity. Unlike the accusations made against the councillors by the Mayor and Deputy Mayor during council meetings, in the community newsletter and local press, which remain unsubstantiated.

While the Integrity Commissioner is investigating, maybe we will finally get some measure of transparency. Hopefully the conduct of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and a few other councillors will be thoroughly investigated as well, beginning with the issue (reported in The TIMES on July 14, 2016) of the Dufferin-Caledon OPP finding that threatening phone calls made to Councillor Floyd Pinto came from a phone linked to Mayor Mary Small Brett.

Annette Bays,
Loretto

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