Author Archive for ben burd

This plan needs a makeover

Now that the dust has settled from last week’s discussion of the need to expand the boating services provided by the Town, and it has become apparent that the Consultants involved have little interest in providing any thing other than…

A fine piece of Irony

In the same meeting, on Monday 7th of July at 4pm, that Cobourg Council is adopting a policy that tells them, and the world, how to govern transparently, read report here a member of the public has written a letter…

A quick and dirty analysis

Last Thursday vote was a bit of a humdrum affair – no excitement and most appeared to approach the duty as just that a duty. Just looking at the statistics and pondering awhile doesn’t do much except reinforce stereotypes. As…

Well we’re glad that’s over

The Provincial election that is. Only in Canada and the UK and Australia the USA, can 68% of the electorate be told to rub salt and that their political aspirations don’t count. Until we adopt proportional representation look for minorities to…

A thoughtful post

But it does not offer any solutions! The latest edition of the Fourth and One/Fifth is frontpaged by an article written by John Miller (bio here). In this article he lays out the happenings and history of the dispute that has…

One last chance

Jerry Ford, a Cobourg resident, has been an accessible transit advocate for twenty years and now he has to appear before Cobourg Council again tonight. He appeared last week to talk about the awarding of a contract to an unknown…