Council Deserves Credit For Revisiting Parks Use Bylaw

StephenVance 270It's never easy (or common) for politicians to admit when they have messed up, but when they do, you have to respect it.

A little more than a month after having approved a new parks use bylaw, Meaford's council decided to revisit the language used which caused concern and anger among many residents.

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Technical Issues Highlight the Concerns of Many About Electronic Voting

StephenVance 270Back in April I wrote an editorial suggesting that we might want to reconsider our use of electronic voting for our municipal elections. The system failure with less than two hours before the close of the voting period on Monday resulted in an extension of the voting period by 24 hours, and will no doubt reignite discussion and debate on the topic.

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What is the 'Right Council' For Meaford?

StephenVance 270Monday, October 22 is municipal election day, and I have heard some folks express a desire to see Meaford elect the 'right council' for this municipality. While I agree with the sentiment, I would suggest that in a democracy like ours, whoever is elected on Monday will be the 'right council' for this municipality, as it will be the desire of a majority of voters.

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Deciding Who to Vote For Isn't Easy, and Time is Running Out

StephenVance 270Hopefully all of our readers had a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend filled with turkey, laughter, and some pumpkin pie. For me, the Thanksgiving weekend was a good time to take my newspaper hat off, and review our slate of council candidates from a personal perspective.

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