This week with speak with Tim Heneghan and Paul Conrod, two researchers with the Right to Know Coalition of Nova Scotia. They’ve just completed a report highlighting how awesome Halifax is when it comes to transparency and openness with regard to the sharing of information with the public.
Also, the provincial government has scrapped proposed changes to the Seniors’ Pharmacare program. Will this be enough to get them a second term, or will Geezergate spell their downfall?
Plus, a renegade cop who plays by his own rules but gets the job done has taken on the whole corrupt system at City Hall. Or at least one city councillor who might’ve said mean things about him on Twitter. Said councillor was forced to apologize after a lengthy meeting at City Hall. What transpired in the meeting? We’re not sure, since Halifax is awesome when it comes to transparency and openness with regard to the sharing of information with the public.
And finally, the bold and innovative team at Stillwell saw their brainchild of a German-styled beer garden on the waterfront get awarded to a more established corporation. Why? Did the winning bidder offer Waterfront Development significantly more money? Were bureaucrats promised unlimited bratwurst through the summer season? We don’t know because Halifax is awesome when it comes to transparency and openness with regard to the sharing of information with the public.
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For too many years we suffered Peter-in-camera Kelly who kicked out the press and public on the flimsiest of excuses — or no excuse whatsoever. Seems his ghost is calling the shots still. The FIRST order of business to clean up this morass is the FIRE the cadre of Troughing Lawyers who «advise» Council. Second item is to get passed whatever legislation is necessary to protect our elected officials from the legal repercussions of SIMPLY TELLING THE TRUTH!
The council decides when to go in-camera. The council decides everything.
The mayor is just one vote.
Will the public be allowed to attend the meetings of ArtsHalifax Advisory Council when they recommend who gets taxpayer money ?