Category Archives: Centre in the Square

Disappointed with Record’s column about Centre

I wrote this article for The Record’s editorial page. It was published today, Saturday. Following is the unchanged, original version: Here we go again, squaring off about the Centre. And before entering the fray, I would say that during a … Continue reading

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Wasted words of arts-culture wisdom

One eyeopener I have experienced since shuffling from an ink-stained media hack to a dark-side councillor position has been the attention and interpretation given in your average news story to my astounding words of wisdom. On that note, I would like to repeat … Continue reading

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Public deserves more budget information

“Public engagement is a key component of the annual budget process.” So reads the high-flying introduction paragraph on a 2015 council document distributed last night at a public-input budget meeting staged by Kitchener Council. At the end of the meeting I complimented members of … Continue reading

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Fine tuning discord at Centre in the Square

As one of several councillors who try hard to control tax hikes, I resent the fact that a $1-million loss has been sprung on Kitchener taxpayers by the Centre in the Square (CITS). I particularly don’t like being sideswiped by this … Continue reading

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