By Gerry Barker
November 8, 2018
I’m a guy who is not tolerant of tyrants or ranting tolerants. Case in point was yesterday’s fake press conference conducted by the President of the United States in which he argues that the result if the mid-term election was a great victory for the Republicans.
Was he juiced up with cheeseburgers and diet Cokes again?
Honestly, this guy should have been a car salesman. Whoa pardner! That not fair to most car salesman. For more than an hour Donald Trump ignored the huge victory by the Democrats who now take control of the House of Representatives on January 1, 2019. By any spin Trump tries to downplay it, his life as a politician will be carefully checked as he attempts to deal with the new sheriff in town – 230 Democrates who have the power to say no.
Even perhaps when it comes to expanding health care or legalisig the estimate 800,000 young people, born in the U.S. by illegal immigrant parents. At one point, the Trump administration threatened to deport them even though the U.S. Constitution specially states that if you are born in the U.S. you are an American citizen.
This is the same guy who said that President Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. therefore was not a citizen and should be removed from office. Wrong but Trump’s racist’s attitude surfaced after he was elected President in 2016.
Sorry Mr. Trump, your spin, laced with lies and vindictive personal attacks on anyone opposed or critical of your performance. Tour press conference performance accurately describes yout \ attitude toward the people who have spoken.
There was a blue wave Tuesday and your passionate posse could not stop it.
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Back in Canada
Soon the election financial statement that must be submitted by all candidates will be available for public viewing. The candidate who had the highest number of votes was Mayor Cam Guthrie. In fact he received more than two-thirds lf all votes cast in the October 22 election. His opponent, Aggie Mlyarz, also polled surprisingly well received a third of all votes cast.
Again her source of support will be identified either in cash or (in kind, payment by a third party for services rendered).
Only 28 years old, Ms Mlyarz wants to be the political prom queen before learning how to dance. Regardless, her polling in the provincial election in June and in the Guelph civic election was impressive.
What it tells me is the progressive left followers in Guelph are well organized, loyal to the cause and formidable. The re-election of all seven incumbent progressive candidates who retain the majority on council is yet another example of after 12 years, they still control the council agenda. And, voter apathy works well for them because they know their supporters and ensure they get out and vote.
Two ways to break the system is allow online voting in 2022 and reduce the size of council, all councillors who are elected at large, are paid the equivalent of full time work.
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Financing Jujitsu of the Baker Street redevelopment project
When Mayor Guthrie announced that the city was entering a 3P (Private, Public, Partnership) with an Ottawa company ivlding a huge redevelopment complex on the Baker Street parking lot with he key occupant the new Downtown Library.
The estimated $350 million project announcement failed to provide the public share of the project. But did include the statement that the city had already invested $29 million in the project.
So far, that $29 million is composed of $5 million to purchase two properties facing on Wyndham Street several years go to enlarge the parking lot and provide access onto Wyndham Street.
Then there was an item that the city’s contribution included $22 million, the cost of the
5-storey Wilson Street Parkade next door to City Hall, now under construction.
While the taxpayers are paying this cost, why is it included as a contribution in the 3P proposal? Trying to make us look good?