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Walk for the Alzheimer Society

Walk for the Alzheimer Society

Comments celebrating the fundraising walk for the Alzheimer Society. I’m very pleased to be here to offer greetings on behalf of the City of Guelph and our City Council. I want to acknowledge Councillor James Gordon who is here as well. Thank you very much to the...
Budget Comments

Budget Comments

Dear Members of Council: In absentia, would have loved to rise on point of personal privilege and thank whoever might have read this for me. Procedurally, however, that would be awkward; hence, I have written to you all with this missive. Unfortunately, I cannot be...
Christmas Kettle Campaign 2016

Christmas Kettle Campaign 2016

I am very humbled to have been asked by Major Chris Pilgrim to help celebrate the advent of the Salvation Army Christmas 2016 Kettle Campaign. The Salvation Army has been an institution in Guelph since 1884. I remember even as a kid donating to the campaign in...
Where Civic Pride and Responsibility Meet

Where Civic Pride and Responsibility Meet

Mr. Mayor, Councillors, I am speaking in favour of the motion to refer Councillor Gordon’s and my resolution to Committee. I must express some disappointment that delegates are not permitted to speak today. Yet I understand and accept that our rules do not...
Poverty Sucks

Poverty Sucks

Poverty sucks which is why the 2 to 3 vote at Guelph’s Corporate Services Committee which rejected a “Living Wage” is so galling. Let’s do some number crunching. There are 27 employees at the city of Guelph who earn less than a living wage as calculated by anti...
Point of View

Point of View

Firstly, I thank our Council that the rules of order permit me to speak without interruption on a matter of personal significance. I believe this to be the most significant political controversy in Guelph since the Michael Sona/RoboCalls scandal. On Friday April 15,...