CFN – Mayor Kilger’s Lawyered statement was too much even for Councilor Bernie Boo Boo Clement last night.
We have asked CAO Norm Levac for an amount of how much that gem cost the city in legal fees. With lawyer Fay Brunning suggesting that a Judge may be used to bring the issue of Conflict of Interest to a head it was an interesting opening to council Monday night. Councilor Grant also asked that the word Consent be stricken from the adopted minutes of the Mayor sharing details of what he said in camera.
As per the numerous requests I wore a traditional Oxford shirt and tie to go along with my trademark hat at council.
The protest group grew last night with more young people in attendance.
It’s curious how the big corporate media in Cornwall have either been trashing the protesters or simply not covering them? Bewildering too was News Director Bill Kingston’s response to them in the video below.
The bottom line is sadly in Ontario there is no higher level of appeal in Municipal law. The Municipal act is all but toothless.
Whistler Blowers have almost no protection and where you have a mayor and council burning through tax payer money to defend their cover up the Whistle Blowers have to risk their life savings in court and in some situations municipalities even threaten them with extra legal fees to deter their actions.
Shouldn’t a Whistle Blower’s legal fees be covered by a municipality if their allegations be proven true? And maybe a Mayor and his supporting councilors should have to pay the City’s legal fees if their actions prove to be guilty?
It’s dark days for Cornwall Ontario right now and sadly the public while responding, needs to respond louder and prouder. It should be interesting to see what unravels next.
The saddest thing for our community is that instead of the lawyered speech by Mayor Kilger last night to open council wouldn’t it have been more responsible; more human, and more just to have had Councilor Syd Gardiner apologize for his actions at the last council meeting? Or the Mayor and Council as a group?
Arrogance, ignorance, and a lack of humility sum up this group sadly and that’s the image that we in Cornwall are allowing the World to see. We have to change that.
Greg Kielec of The Journal and I interview protester Chris Cameron
Now we wait to see who Standard Free Holder scribe Claude McIntosh will Dunlop Friday night, the protestors, Fay Brunning, or yours truly. What a group of Winners we have at City Council sadly….
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