After a “Hail Mary” play by Sandy Annunziata to try and use a 24-year old Order In Council to try and control the NPCA appointment process was deflated by the Ministry of Environment, the new Regional Council sworn in today went ahead and turfed Annunziata and the previous NPCA Board.
Despite getting the boot from the electorate, it looks like the “old guard” at the NPCA is desperately trying to retain control of the organization in one form or another. Unfinished business perhaps?
The Auditor General’s report on the audit of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority was tabled a short time ago at Queen’s Park and is now available on the AG’s site. Not surprisingly, the AG found that there is some serious issues with that organization.
It will be an interesting week at Queen’s Park (and the Region) as the Auditor General is tabling it’s report on the audit of the Niagara Peninsula Conversation Authority.
As we wrote in our previous post here, there has been some controversy as to whether flyers from the NPCA that featured a full-fledged bio of Grimsby’s Regional Councillor may be considered campaign material. Councillor Quirk has already filed his nomination paperwork for re-election, pending certification. Continue reading
It looks like there might be trouble brewing for Grimsby Regional Councillor Tony Quirk after some publicly funded flyers appear to be an attempt to campaign on the public dime. Even the CAO of the NPCA, a Board Councillor Quirk sits on, is seeking answers on this one.
REMINDER: Century Condos Open House – May 29 @ 7 pm – Town Hall
Don’t miss the May 29th Public Open House at 7:00 pm on the Century Condos downtown development to hear about the revised 4 storey proposal and provide any comments you may have.
It appears that the OPP has cleared the NPCA of any “criminal” wrongdoing after investigating allegations of such, but that doesn’t mean the storm has passed for the agency that seems to have little trouble attracting controversy.
Despite the apparent attempts to keep costs under wraps, it looks like the now-dismissed lawsuit by the NPCA against Ed Smith ran up a legal bill of over $140,000.