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'Maybe we will finally get some measure of transparency'
to the editor,
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
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.