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Title: Mayor, needs advisory councils
Post by: editor on July 03, 2006, 08:11:21 am
Mayor, needs advisory councils

City council is disconnected
By Don Clowes, Binbrook
The Hamilton Spectator
(Jul 3, 2006)

http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1151878212339&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1112876262536

An advisory group selected to resound the Mayor’s view point, appointed. Well, I have received several view points,
reflecting a sense of being ambushed. Including the use of the term “separatists” that has a condescending note to it.
The list goes on, to how we small communities have had a “proud heritage” though distinct from Hamilton, “we always
considered her a struggling neighbor.”  Those voices are becoming clearer and numbers seem to be increasing. I have
to wonder, am I the only one hearing such voices, advisory council. More like the Mayor’s and  McGuinty’s  need to
appoint a choir as a barrier. Though the Mayor and McGuinty may have their agenda, where are all the good councilors?
Sitting on the side lines or have they been bought and paid for too?

The city proclaims,  “we are told "call us, we want to know what your concerns and issues are." they hear, but what they
hear does not meet their political agenda. Many reflect on the term, “take back the streets” and are fostering, “taking back
democracy” standing not for “separatists” but our democratic rights within this province. Perhaps, we all need to reflect
on Caledonia to clearly understand where this is all going..? Two hundred years of promises, until finally lines were drawn
in the sand...

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How many roads must a man walk down before they call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail before she sleeps in the sand?
How many times must the canon balls fly before they're forever banned?

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

How many years must a mountain exist before it is washed to the sea?
How many years can some people exist before they're allowed to be free?
How many times can a man turn his head and pretend that he just doesn't see?

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

How many times must a man look up before he can see the sky?
How many ears must one man have before he can hear people cry?
How many deaths will it take till he knows that too many people have died?

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

The answer is blowin' in the wind.

By: Bob Dylan

What do you think...?

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ham_editor@yahoo.ca



Title: Re: Mayor, needs advisory councils
Post by: WRCU2 on August 01, 2008, 05:01:08 am
The link posted above returns an error, page not found.

I seen the Mayor in person earlier this summer when he addressed some folks over WSIB. He didn't appear to me, to be a man with some kind of an agenda. However, we're living in the "Times of the Signs" and everybody is looking for one. We all wish to make the right decisions and perhaps the Mayor is being surrounded with experts to do just that.

I don't know what else to say without first reading the article that was made reference to, although I am reminded of a column I seen recently:

THE CASE FOR HANGING ERRANT PUBLIC OFFICIALS
http://www.newswithviews.com/Devvy/kidd380.htm