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Sparks Fly at First Council Meeting of 2014

council chamber333Meaford Councillor Barb Clumpus arrived at the first council meeting of the year with a bone to pick with her fellow councillors.

Clumpus suggested that a recent decision to terminate the tourism services contract with the Chamber of Commerce violated council's code of conduct and was unethical.


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Owen Sound Police Service Makes Pitch to Council

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The Owen Sound Police Service presented their proposal for assuming policing services in the Municipality of Meaford, and while some minor savings could be realized by switching service providers, are the savings enough to warrant a transition away from the OPP?


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Mayor Won't Seek Re-Election

richardson 225Meaford will have a new mayor after the October municipal election. Mayor Francis Richardson advised his fellow councillors during the first council meeting of the year on January 13 that he would not seek re-election.

After the meeting Mayor Richardson told The Independent that he felt it was time to step aside after helping to fix the financial woes in Meaford which the Mayor conceded were partly his responsibility.


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MPP Walker Touts Million Jobs Plan

walker official 2013 225Local MPP Bill Walker says the province will get a chance to adopt a plan for a million new jobs and increase take-home pay for hard-working Ontarians when the legislature resumes next month.

Walker’s comments followed the release of PC party leader Tim Hudak’s Million Jobs Act, to be introduced at Queen’s Park on February 18 at the earliest.


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