Oh look, another BREAKING story about City Hall in the Seaway News? The TC Media paper has a sitting City Councillor on the payroll in one Claude McIntosh.
The long time former Standard Freeholder lawsuit attractor doesn’t write these stories, but there does seem to be a large volume of “scoops” coming from City Hall directly to the Seaway News.
Some of them are odd. For example the City spent energy trying to get a gag deal in place over the Kilger T Shirt Lawsuit only to see it exposed in…. The Seaway News, which resulted in a news release over the issue.
The irony, is that without a gag deal, CFN had not written about the suit because frankly, at one point I really liked Bob Kilger and he has enough life issues.
It begs the question whether City Hall should be stopping up leaks or looking at issues such as those elected to office possibly abusing privileged information.
Seaway News has been told the decision to part ways with Finn was made solely by the corporation.
The “Breaking” story does not cite the source and it clearly doesn’t appear to be that of CEO Maureen Adams. Clearly if this quote is true, which has not officially been verified, it could only come from a close source to the decision.
Finn was hired during the Paul Fitzpatrick melt down which saw long time clerk Denise Labelle Gelinas retire rather than be investigated.
It was odd to see a City Clerk actively supporting one candidate for mayor as well as complaints from candidate Mark MacDonald, now councilor, about her conduct during his run for mayor two elections ago.
The big question, is will council now promote Deputy Clerk Manon Levesque who was snubbed over in the hiring of Finn?
What do you think dear CFN viewers? Is it time to plug up the leaks from City Hall? You can post your comments below.