As mentioned in our previous post, a petition requesting the Province look into recent actions of Grimsby CAO Mr. Harry Schlange, is now gaining steam in the media. Local talk-radio station CKTB had an interview this morning with Grimsby resident Mark Kossek, who started the petition which has garnered nearly 1,000 signatures to date.
In this installment, which we hope might be the last, of the “Hydro Files” we will take a look at the Ontario Ombudsman’s investigations in Grimsby, not once but twice, into some “secret meetings” involving hydro matters held by the Town and the secret hydro empire it controls.
While we originally would have normally called this post “Notes: Council – October 15, 2018”, the night’s events were quite heavy (handed) on the topic of the Town’s hydro companies, their financials and “secret” meetings. As such, we thought it qualified more as part of our “Hydro Files” series.
After being raked over the coals by the Ombudsman over the illegal seizure and ejection of media from a meeting last year, Regional Council looks like it’s trying to make amends. Did we mention it’s election season?
In what seems to be a malaise in politics to intimidate, control and influence free media (or “fake news” as some elected officials call it), it looks like The Region got caught red-handed. The Ombudsman recently released a report entitled “Press Pause” on the Region’s December 7, 2017 meeting where press equipment was seized and journalists were ejected.
Following a complaint made last year to the Ombudsman of Ontario regarding two questionable “in camera” meetings held by Council regarding it’s interest in Niagara Power Inc., a final report has been released.
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