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Integrity Commissioner milks the public cow again

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 12:21 -- Chris Cooke

Let’s review.

Here is what we know.

Integrity Commissioner Robert Swayze apparently hasn’t any integrity, has a conflict of interest, uses the City as a cash cow and appears to have personal animosity toward the Mayor.

He just can’t control himself. He is like a mouse watching the cheese.

His latest ruling that the mayor is docked two week’s pay for bullying, harassing and intimidating Clerk Dianne Gould – Brown at a public meeting last February is ludicrous.

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The Donald, Margaret and Kathleen are all “bigly”

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 10:52 -- Chris Cooke

I’m not sure where to start.

The whackos are running everything.

South of the border a school-yard bully who hasn’t the slightest idea about where the money comes from and has the mental temperament of a five year old, is running the place.

In Ontario an old lady who’s popularity is in the toilet and runs a government with a $312 billion debt and sells power at usury levels suddenly emerges with free pharmaceuticals and a balanced budget.

God, please give me strength.

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So Many Questions, Mostly Wrong Answers

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 11:33 -- Chris Cooke

City Hall staff has questions.

Frequently asked questions.

Questions about Internet and telephone voting. Easy stuff like where and when, how and why?

Six pages of frequently asked questions made up by staff in anticipation of fallout. Fallout from its choice of phone and Internet provider in next year’s municipal election.

Fallout because staff failed to properly vet Intelivote Systems Inc., a Dartmouth - based phone and Internet provider with a troubled financial history. And now Sarnians have a $130,000.00 problem?

Staff knew.

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And Life Goes On

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 09:27 -- Chris Cooke

I’m not sure where to start.

The City Manager in London Art Zuidema has left the building.

Zuidema was paid $234,000.00 and had been the City’s top bureaucrat for five years before London Council put a spot light on the manager and discovered the elevator does go to the top floor.

The only reason I mention this is because Zuidema’s issues and problems where miniscule in comparison to what is happening at Sarnia City Hall. And yet five years down the line Zuidema is out.

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Taxpayers are outraged, Council and administration are indifferent

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 11:48 -- Chris Cooke

So, here is the question.

How is a City manager that is suing her employer allowed to stay employed?

That was the question posed to me by two coffee drinkers at the Coffee Lodge on Exmouth Street.

The manager in question of course is Margaret Misek–Evans, the City Manager of Sarnia who is paid $181,000.00 and who is seeking compensation suspected to be $400,000.00

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Teslas, government stupidity and the bird

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 09:19 -- Chris Cooke

Mrs. Cooke is at Trader’s my favourite restaurant on Sanibel Island.  She is pushing around lukewarm chicken something, sipping on lemonade and discussing business, politics and questioning what the hell we are doing on Sanibel, a leftist bastion, a “greenie” place dominated by climate change whackos.

Mrs. Cooke is American. Her husband is not.

She has residency in Canada where she lives, co – owns a printing business in Wyoming and owns a house on Sanibel.

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Bev MacDougall still has a political future

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 14:52 -- Chris Cooke

Kathleen Wynne is sorry because power costs are so high, manufacturers are leaving the Province and she is going to get torched out of existence in the next election.

Bev MacDougall is sorry because she showed her true feelings, belittled a Sarnia taxpayer very publicly on public television, got caught doing it and took a roasting on social media.

Kathleen Wynne is frustrated because her popularity is down to 16 per cent and if there was an election tomorrow she couldn’t get elected dogcatcher.

Bev MacDougall is frustrated but hasn’t said why.

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If you want to visit the mayor, he’s at the bus barn

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 11:56 -- Chris Cooke

It was the Gong Show.

And the head gong was Cindy Scholten or Cindy Scholten-Holt or whatever in hell she is calling herself these days.

Scholten-Holt couldn’t run a City Council meeting if her life depended on it. And to incite an already emotionally charged audience by suggesting she and her Council colleagues would leave the Council Chambers is ridiculous.

Calling in City police only made a lousy situation worse and to be directed by a pushy newbie Councillor added to the drama.

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The City Hall drama we can’t afford

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 09:48 -- Chris Cooke

The drama continues at Sarnia City Hall at great expense to taxpayers.

Matt Mitro and the newbie Councillors seem oblivious.

They continue to wallow in the drama that is Mike Bradley. It is like they are drugged and can’t help themselves.

They spent $62,000.00 on a 14 page report from the Integrity Commissioner and now seem emboldened by the fact the final cost will top $100,000.00. According to Mitro the Integrity Commissioner’s bill will seem miniscule compared with a human resources investigation of the mayor.

Can we move on … please?

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