'Yes I do fear retribution'.

By Pepper Parr

November 14th, 2023

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Some follow up on that professional who had concerns with what wasn’t being talked about during the Mayor’s Telephone Call in..

“Yes I do fear retribution….although I tend not to work in Burlington these days as its “painful” working with any department and property investors know that.

“I believe the mantra at city hall is “how can we put up a block wall for this person’s request”  or “ how can I reject this proposal so I can work as little as possible”

“Definitely not public service.

“Also the Mayors “Red tape red carpet” has been an utter failure….its 10 years old and it has fizzled.”

These are comments from a respected professional – not a person who would describe as a complainer.

There is something going on out there.  Don’t expect anyone to do any rooting any of this out.  The City Manager is moving on and it will be months before whoever the city hires is in a position to do anything.

Related news story:

Difficult situation.

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We've heard from the thinker behind the Lakeshore Legislative Assembly before - will confirm that for you

By Pepper Parr

November 14th, 2023

BURLINGTON, ON

Try this one on for size.

While the Gazette’s punditry was pontificating about creating something, anything in the way of a committee that would look for a way to find the kind of person that would get  elected and do things differently  at city hall.

We learned today that there is such an organization in place.  It is called the Lakeshore Sovereign Assembly.  What Is the Lakeshore Sovereign Assembly?

“An Assembly is a gathering of men and women united to self govern within their community in accordance with common law values: act with honour, do no harm, cause no loss or trespass. Using the UCC and common law, the assembly acts from a sovereign standing above the corporate structures that operate under the colour of law. Your Government is supposed to be staffed by you.

“The government IS YOU.

“An Assembly is a gathering of men and women united to self govern within their community in accordance with common law values.

“It’s decisions are supposed to be made by you. It’s primary responsibility is to protect you and your property assets at all costs and against all comers. That’s why governments exist. Not for what they represent today.

“The Sovereign Assemblies are setting basic framework and benchmarks to ensure that the Provincial Assemblies are correctly populated and that the Assembly Members are protected. 

“The Lakeshore Sovereign Assembly engages in the lawful and original jurisdiction to secure the rights of Ontarians, and stand together as a collective, cohesive body of conscious men and women.

“We are a body of hundreds of men and women living in the Halton Region who have and continue to take action to defend our own freedoms, demand that those with a paid duty to uphold those freedoms perform said duty and assist one another in the defence of our unalienable rights. 

“A notice/declaration/letter/email from the Lakeshore Sovereign Assembly is made with consent of every man and woman in the assembly. All rights are reserved, without prejudice, in accordance with UCC 1-308.

“For further reading and information, please feel free to visit www.tngalliance.com

That was an invitation we couldn’t resist.

We clicked on the link above.  Scrolled through some of the pages and began to recognize the language.

Think in terms of one of the candidates that ran in the last Halton District School Board by-election or try this link.

We found this particular candidate very hard to deal with.  I doubt that I will learn anything when and if we manage to get a response.

 

 

 

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Burlington Mayor has the capacity to speak out of both sides of her mouth

By Pepper Parr

November 14th, 2023

BURLINGTON, ON

 

You really can’t have it both ways but Mayor Marianne Meed Ward will continue to try.

 

 

On June 16th Mayor Meed Ward said after the announcement that Strong Mayor powers were going to be given to 50 some odd mayors. These tools are not something I have requested. My focus has always been on building a strong city and a strong collaborative Council.

At that time she also said:

Each mayor will need to decide

what is best for their community in meeting their housing pledge targets,

and whether to use some, all, or none of these new tools.

In correspondence from the Office of the Mayor constituents get mail with this sentence: “As part of new Provincial legislation, Mayors are now required to compile and present budgets for their municipalities.”

Well which is it Marianne?

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There is a lot of this going around - dissatisfaction that can't be directly expressed.

By Pepper Parr

November 14th, 2023

BURLINGTON, ON

 

There are some people who find themselves in a very awkward position when they differ with an approach the city takes but are limited in what they can say because the work they do involves working with several city departments.

A respected professional sent us the following:

We are hearing from a number of people who were frustrated with the way the Mayor’s Budget Telephone Call in went. More than 5000 people are reported to have been on the call. Several felt it was rigged.

“I heard nothing last week on the Burlington Mayors budget telephone meeting about the fact that property tax assessment growth has only been hovering around 0.75% annually in the last 5 years…it does not take a financial genius to know that taxes will be increasing a lot in the near future to catch up to inflation.

“This lack of growth is a direct result of the mayor’s control over development ( remember the interim control bylaw) and pandering to senior voters who care nothing about new housing……well the chickens will come to roost soon as those senior homeowners get the property tax hikes created by council stymieing development and having their foot on Planning policy and staff. ”

There is a lot of this going around.

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Stop tax increase petition - and how residents responded to the budget survey

By Pepper Parr

November 14th, 2023

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Progress is not always a streak of lightening that dazzles and startles.

It is a steady step by step game.

The petition Wendy Fletcher put up for people to sign if they so wished has passed its first 2500 signatures and is working its way to 5000.  The petition will be in place until the end of the year.

If you want to be part of the effort to Stop the proposed 2024 tax increase click HERE 

Ms Fletcher tends to be a bit on the blunt side – speaks her mind.  In a recent email she said: “They are lying. They put out a Budget Feedback Survey every year. Almost no one reads the budget bc it makes your eyes bleed. It took me 3-4 days. But 1 of those was also to learn all the back history on Skyway. And I also had to find the pertinent reports since they link to nothing. By their own data only 57 people read the budget. They did this last year. Said look at our results, people want us to do this. I decided, not this year, you’re not getting away with that again.  

“I have a strong ethical and moral base. So this is hard for me. I grew up here. I don’t expect it in my little city. Its still little by most standards. Its hard to swallow that they’re so selfish and care so little about taxpayer.”

Fletcher has a problem with those city Council members who point to a survey that had just over 800 people responding to it but individually don’t want to even acknowledge a survey that now has more than 2500 signatures.

That leaves the Budget Feedback Survey, which is the only feedback that should matter. If you aren’t going to use it, why waste people’s time? They used it last year. But they don’t like the results they got this year so they aren’t going to? I shouldn’t say that bc they are. They’re just changing them to what they want.

They are not being honest with taxpayers. They are giving results they want to give to fit with their agenda. Question  6 is indisputable.

 

Expect to hear more from Fletcher on the city survey

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The Season is about to be upon us

By Pepper Parr

November 14th, 2023

BURLINGTON, ON

 

November the 28th, the Festival of Lights go on – those sentry’s that guard parts of Lakeshore Road will be on until January 8th.

Guarding Spencer Smith Park

The Christmas tree on Civic Square will be lit on November 26th at 6:00 pm followed by a Candle Light Stroll to Spencer Smith Park.

There will be all kinds of things for people to do that evening.

Joseph Brant museum will have roof top viewing; if you haven’t had that experience – look into it – well worth the time.

 

 

 

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The Millcroft community flood concern is not limited to just the golf course area - everything south of it could flood as well

By Pepper Parr

November 13th, 2023

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Millcroft attempt to put a stop to any development in the golf course part of their community has been difficult for many to understand.

There are two community group opposing the development.

The names lead to a little confusion

MGA – Millcroft Greenspace Alliance- their concern is the storm water problem and the environment.

MAD Millcroft against Development does not want any development.

Millcroft Greens wants to develop a portion of the golf course and put in 98 new homes – that will be pricey

 

 

 

Both are involved as parties in the OLT hearing that is working its way through the Ontario Land Tribunal hearing scheduled for November of 2024.

 

Mike Cloutier, a member of the MGA Board,  spoke to the community last May explaining why MGA  – Milton Greenspace Alliance was doing what it is doing.

MAD Millcroft Against Development is the larger of the two and it appears to have the ear of the Mayor and the ward councillor Angelo Bentivegnia .

Daintry Klein has done more than 30 delegations on the Millcroft flooding issue. She is the president of the Millcroft Greenspace Alliance.

In May Daintry Klein (SP) lead a community meeting explaining how much money was needed to pay for the professional people who would represent them at the OLT hearing.

At that same public meeting Mayor Marianne Meed Ward told the audience that she was in direct contact with the province seeking a MZO (Ministerial Zoning Order) from the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, which if granted would, at the stroke of a pen, bring the development to a halt.

The problem now is that the Ministry is a bit of a zoo with everyone scrambling to repair the damage done by former Minister Steve Clark who had staff from his office handing out changes to some properties that were within the Greenbelt boundary.  The letters MZO had become something that was not used in polite company.

It became difficult for Klein to ask for funds at a public meeting when the Mayor had just said she could wave a magic wand and make it all go away.

Klein points out that to date both the City of Burlington and the Region of Halton have supported the opposition to the development – but there has been nothing from the province on the request for a MZO..

At a community meeting in May, Mike Cloutier, a businessman and a member of the MGA Board, set out to explain the difference in the MAD position and the MGA position – he was quite convincing when he spoke to the community saying

“At the very beginning we had some movement that looked like there was an opportunity to work together, but as things evolved it became evident that it wasn’t going to work.

“There were a couple of things that we felt were necessary to do.

Mike Cloutier, member of the Millcroft Greenspace Alliance

“Our strategy has been different since the beginning: we had a two prong approach. Our first was to try and do everything we could to stop this development from moving to the OLT.  We put a lot of resource and energy into what we felt was the route to take but that element of our strategy was not welcomed by the other group.

“Secondarily, we also took a very focused and almost singular view of what the real issue here was: storm water and the environment.

“We’ve never been opposed to the concept of development or meeting the needs that the province and the city had ensuring that people have a place to live.

 “We have a very real concern, a singular concern about the storm water and the environment, no other issue. Our tactical plan related to our strategy has always been about that we’ve we  hundreds and 1000s of hours of research into that inserted us into the process purposely.

“We understand everything that has taken place in similar marketplaces and we our tactical approach, reinforces the strategy that we’ve chosen –  this is the road we’re going down.

“We have reached out to MAD on a number of occasions, as recently as the last quarter, to try and find a way to bring people together related to the strategy that we believe is the winning strategy, but that hasn’t been successful.

“There’s no animosity about what’s going on. Ultimately, we decided that if we are going to continue then two groups fighting for this, could have and should have value. We are determined and believe based on the history of what’s happened in other jurisdictions and the research we’ve done and the way we’ve inserted ourselves into the process are evident from the gains that we’re making in the process, that we’re on the right track.

“I think if you were in those shoes, and if you had a commitment and a view towards what the right thing to do was and what would be most successful. I believe that you would join us and stick to the guns of what we believe.

“We’re not opposed to any idea around joining forces or doing things, together but we will not water down the strategy that we’ve chosen. We have a tactical plan that we believe will win because there are historical precedents around why these things.  So that’s why we’re committed to doing this; it is our belief, and we think this is the important cause and the right way to approach it.

These are the Millcroft Greenspace Alliance fund raising numbers – they have a long way to go.

“We’re not suggesting that any other approach might not work, might not be important and might not be helpful, but we know what we’re doing is right. And we know it’s the approach that we believe will win the day and so that’s why we continue to press on with what we believe and hope that you’ll support that and join. You get to vote with your pen. You get to vote with your credit card, and you get to decide whether you want to be a part of this process. But I’m telling you that we firmly believe this is the right approach and the right way to go.”

The MGA strategy has always been focused on stopping the proposed development before the OLT hearing, we believe our research and findings regarding the application by Millcroft Greens may need to be presented in the event that an MZO is not received. 

The next OLT meeting is in November of 2024 when witness selection will take place.

There has been a meeting at which a Statement of Fact was put forward – there was some squabbling on that issue – MGA was concerned about too much focus on past legislation and not enough on the facts.

Sites A and B are thought to impact the communities due south – those residents have an interest in what happens in Millcroft.

While the potential for serious damage to the Millcroft community is what keeps residents on edge the concerns with insurance coverage are heard more often.  The Red Cross recently had people going door to door distributing pamphlets on how to handle things should there by serious flooding.

Daintry Klein who has taken part in 30 delegations points out that while the focus is on Millcroft the communities due south are also at serious risk.  Any water flow from the A and B developments will work its way south and impact houses in the Appleby Line part of the city have flood water.  They too have an interest in how this works out.

Another issue is the hard look the insurance industry is taking on flood coverage.  Some communities may find that they can’t buy coverage.

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Rents are still increasing - and there doesn't appear to be much light at the end of this tunnel

By Staff

November 13th, 2023

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The National Rent Report charts and analyzes of monthly, quarterly and annual rates and trends in the rental market on a national, provincial, and municipal level put together by Urbanation with data at Rentals.ca was released earlier today.

Toronto finished third on the list of 35 cities for average monthly rent in October for a one-bedroom at $2,607 and second for average monthly rent for a two-bedroom at $3,424.

Other Greater Toronto Area cities and areas include:

Oakville came in fourth on the list in October with an average monthly rent for a one-bedroom at $2,524 and $3,337 for a two-bedroom.

Year over year, average monthly rent in October for a one-bedroom in Oakville was up 19.7% and up 23.5% for a two-bedroom.

Mississauga came in fifth on the list of 35 cities for average monthly rent in October for a one-bedroom at $2,352 and $2,851 for a two-bedroom.

Year over year, average monthly rent in October for a one-bedroom in Mississauga was up 11.9 per cent and up 15.6 per cent for a two-bedroom.

Richmond Hill came in sixth for average monthly rent in October for a one-bedroom at $2,326 and $2,685 for a two bedroom.

Year over year, the average monthly rent in October for a one-bedroom in Richmond Hill was up 16.5 per cent and up 10.8% per cent for a two-bedroom.

Etobicoke finished eighth on the list for average monthly rent in October for a one-bedroom at $2,292 and fifth for average monthly rent for a two-bedroom at $2,909.

Year over year, average monthly rent in October for a one-bedroom in Etobicoke was up 3.4 per cent and up 0.3 per cent for a two-bedroom.

Asking Rents in Canada Increased by $175 in the Past 6 Months

For the sixth month in a row, average asking rents in Canada hit a new high, averaging $2,178 according to Rentals.ca and Urbanation’s latest National Rent Report. Over the past six months, average rents increased by 8.8%, equivalent to $175 per month.

In October, the annual rate of rent growth in Canada stood at 9.9%, a modest slowing from the 11.1% annual pace in September. However, it marked the second-fastest annual increase over the past seven months. Additionally, average asking rents experienced a 1.4% month-over-month increase in October, showing somewhat slower growth than the monthly gains of 1.5% in September and 1.8% in August. This deceleration can be attributed to seasonal factors influencing the rental market.

“While headline rent inflation for Canada continued to run hot in October, the slowing of rents in cities such as Toronto and Vancouver was significant, showing that affordability challenges are causing renters to shift into less expensive markets,” said Shaun Hildebrand, president of Urbanation.

For the first time, two-bedroom apartment rents surpassed $2,300 in October, registering at $2,311. One-bedroom apartments experienced the fastest annual growth, with rents increasing by 14.1%. With an average of $1,538, studio apartment asking rents rose by 12.0% compared to a year ago, while three-bedroom apartment rents increased annually by 8.9% to reach an average of $2,532.

Alberta, Quebec, and Nova Scotia saw concentrated rent inflation driven by strong population growth and increased supply entering the market at higher rents. Alberta experienced a 16.4% year-over-year increase in average asking rents, leading the provinces in growth. In Nova Scotia, average asking rents for apartments increased 13.6% from a year ago to $2,097, with annual growth following close behind in Quebec at 13.3%, where average asking rents reached $1,977.

For the ninth straight month, Calgary was the leader in annual rent growth for apartments in Canada’s largest cities with a 14.7% annual increase.  Montreal maintained the second spot with annual rent growth of 10.2%, which averaged $2,046 in October. Toronto however, witnessed a year-over-year decline of 0.8% in asking rents, the first annual decrease since August 2021.

B.C. maintained the top spot on the list of the most expensive small- and medium-sized markets, with North Vancouver, Coquitlam, and Richmond leading the way. Côte Saint-Luc ( Montreal suburb) witnessed the highest annual growth among small- and mid-sized markets, with a staggering 36.6% increase.

Listings for shared accommodations in B.C., Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec increased by 42% from the previous year. Average asking rents for roommate rentals grew by 19%, reaching $964 per month.

Rentals.ca Network data is analyzed and the report is written by Urbanation, a Toronto-based real estate research firm providing in-depth market analysis and consulting services since 1981.

*The data includes single-detached homes, semi-detached homes, townhouses, condominium apartments, rental apartments and basement apartments (outlier listings are removed, as are single-room rentals.) 

 

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Brock University to hold Safe Sorts Forum online November 17

By Staff

November 13th, 2023

BURLINGTON, ON

 

A group of Canadian sport researchers, experts and advocates will address Canada’s safe sport crisis of athlete abuse and maltreatment at an upcoming forum organized by Brock University’s Centre for Sport Capacity.

About time that some one other than the sports groups, who want to provide cover for their own and the politicians who are never going to do anything about what is a serious problem that comes very close, too close to destroying the lives of young people who have shown that they can be marvellous sports performers.

Set to take place in person and online Friday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Safe Sport Forum: Can Sport Regulate Itself? will focus on the structure and governance design of the sport system. Discussions will include policy and rule development, monitoring and enforcement, self-regulation, athlete experiences with safe sport mechanisms and the changes needed to ensure safe environments for all participants.

Hilary Findlay member of the Centre for Sport Capacity

Speakers include former Canadian Olympic skier Allison Forsyth; Brock Sport Management Associate Professor Curtis Fogel; viaSport CEO Charlene Krepiakevich; University of Ottawa Associate Professor Eric MacIntosh; University of Toronto Professor Emeritus Peter Donnelly; and sport law experts Marcus Mazzucco and Hilary Findlay.

Findlay, who is a retired Brock Sport Management Associate Professor and current member of the Centre for Sport Capacity, said initiatives like the Safe Sport Forum are crucial in continuing to highlight the issues of abuse in sport and to discuss ways in which sport organizations can address systemic factors contributing to incidents.

“Maltreatment and abuse in sport is not new — it has been an open secret of sport for decades,” she said. “What has become clear is that the sport system itself is broken and the prevalence of maltreatment is symptomatic of system-wide issues.

“Certain characteristics of sport organizations can create an environment prone to maltreatment and also actively enable and perpetuate such treatment,” Findlay said. “This is not to diminish the damage done by an individual perpetrator, but rather to recognize the power of the organization in shaping the conduct of those in positions of authority and the culture operating within the organization.”

Former Canadian Olympic skier Allison Forsyth a victim of sexual abuse as an athlete.

Unfortunately, sport organizations have not been able to address these systemic issues from within their current self-governing framework, she said.

“We need a big rethink of how sport is governed to fully address the issue. Some of this work has begun both at the provincial/territorial level and national level of sport and will be highlighted as part of the forum’s agenda.”

Everyone is welcome to attend the hybrid Safe Sport Forum. Registration includes on-demand, anytime access to recorded presentations and resources.

More information, including registration, speaker topics, in-person event location and online access, can be found on the Centre for Sport Capacity website.

 

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Hurdles and hoops if you want to delegate - starting with Thank you for wanting to speak to your City Council might be a better idea

By Staff

November 13th, 2023

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Jim Thomson wanted to delegate at a Council meeting.

He followed the rules and completed the appropriate form -part of that form is set out below.

The Office of the Clerks sent him the following:

Jim Thomson getting ready to begin a delegation.

Dear Jim Thomson,

Thank you for requesting to appear as a delegate at the City Council (*New Information Only) on 11/14/2023. We are reviewing your request and will notify you as to the status.

Your reference number is 2023-11-13-002.

What’s to review?  The man wants to delegate – let him speak.

How about the Clerk sending a delegator a note thanking the person for wanting to talk to City Council and then setting out the rules, politely and letting them know that what they had to say will be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.

 

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STOP the Proposed Tax Increase passes its first goal - sets a new one

By Pepper Parr

November 13th, 2023

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Wendy Fletcher met her first target of 2500 signatures on her STOP the Proposed 2024 Property Tax Increase

And promptly set a new target of 5000.

There are two Councillors who have said publicly or to groups of people in their community that the public at large has no problem with the tax increase the Mayor has proposed which looks like it is going to be swallowed by the rest of City Council.

Councillor Sharman, who is now a BFF to the Mayor (there was a time when he was focused on making her as ineffective as possible) and has convinced her that she is doing the right thing.

Time will tell – if Council is wrong they will have hurt a lot of people financially – they know that but appear willing to take that chance.

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The Role of a Criminal Lawyer in the Criminal Justice System

By Milas Rodakavic

November 13th, 2023

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Lawyers are required to wear robes when presenting a case.

Criminal attorneys bear a heavy responsibility to their clients by representing them in cases that can have life-altering ramifications and fighting for justice on their behalf. Furthermore, their work contributes significantly to upholding the integrity of legal profession.

They ensure that innocent individuals do not go to jail for crimes they did not commit and that those convicted receive appropriate sentences commensurate with their offenses, rather than overly severe ones based on passion or prejudice.

Defending and Representing Clients in Court

Criminal lawyers take their duty of defending clients facing criminal charges very seriously. After reviewing all available evidence to formulate their strategy and consulting with prosecutors on essential aspects of the case, criminal attorneys work tirelessly on their clients’ behalf.

Client defence counsels also interview witnesses and prepare their client to testify, to ensure witness testimonies align with defence strategies and effectively challenge prosecution evidence.

At trial, attorneys represent their client’s version of events while challenging any discrepancies or bias in witness testimony. Their ultimate aim is to protect innocent individuals from unfair convictions by making sure the state must prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt.

Criminal lawyers must always act ethically when representing their clients. For instance, if Sam were found guilty of murdering Lord Russell, their legal representation would need to explain why they weren’t able to convince a jury he did not commit this act – otherwise they risk disbarment for unethical behaviour.

Collecting Evidence

Mississauga criminal lawyers face one of the greatest challenges in questioning witnesses and challenging evidence collected by police, and making sure any material that might help clear up false accusations or reduce sentences is not altered or hidden from them.

Layout of a typical Canadian Courtroom.

Criminal lawyers need to have comprehensive legal knowledge and experience, such as understanding state and local laws, court procedures, evidentiary rules and having strong interpersonal and critical thinking abilities.

Criminal lawyers don’t typically face much danger in their day-to-day work despite popular perception. Their primary risk lies with working directly with clients who may threaten or abuse them during heated moments – this usually only ever involves verbal outbursts; more serious risks come with representing clients facing allegations with potentially life-altering implications, so it is imperative that criminal attorneys understand the rights and principles which protect clients against arbitrary state authority.

Negotiating with the Prosecutor

Criminal lawyers not only represent and defend clients in court, but they can also negotiate plea deals by emphasizing mitigating factors like mental health concerns, financial hardship or family circumstances as an attempt to convince prosecutors that their client has good reason to be let off the hook.

Etobicoke lawyers also bear responsibility to testify at trials and ensure their clients do not commit further offenses in the future. When working on cases carrying harsh punishments such as prison time criminal lawyers must always remain mindful of how their actions could damage either their client’s reputation or integrity.

Criminal Law can be both challenging and rewarding as a career path, necessitating strong research, investigative, and creative thinking skills as well as legal strategy development abilities to successfully litigate cases. Some criminal lawyers specialize in specific types of cases while others choose to become judges or politicians who affect change at higher levels.

Representing Clients at Trial

Cameras are not permitted in Canadian Courtrooms. Judges always wear a robe with a scarlet red sash.

Criminal lawyers focus their practice on representing and defending clients, which often requires explaining legal concepts in easily understandable language, conducting thorough investigations of cases, negotiating with prosecutors and vigorously representing client interests at trial if no out-of-court settlement can be achieved.

Criminal lawyers also have an obligation to uphold the integrity of their profession by not misleading courts and adhering to the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Rules of Professional Conduct. Furthermore, they should feel at ease discussing sensitive information or viewing graphic evidence.

Criminal lawyers’ role during jury selection is to engage potential jurors in professional yet friendly conversations in order to uncover any biases or prejudices which might negatively influence a case’s outcome. This process, known as voir dire, allows lawyers to question prospective jurors during trials. With their questions come opportunities to present an argument that challenges preconceived notions and shift jury opinions towards their client.

 

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How Does Your Country Safeguard Your Online Casino Gaming?

By Lisa Clayton

November 14th, 2023

BURLINGTON, ON

 

When you look at the gaming industry, do you see an organized, thriving society or chaos waiting to erupt? There must be a reason why online casino gameplay continues to thrill and excite players, even with the possibilities of fraud and the bad rep some sites have.

Casino platforms fall under two categories. Gambling authorities license reputable casinos like mrbetcanada.com, while some others are the black sheep of the industry. They hang in the balance, luring players who may lose their hard-earned money. You can gamble virtually without fear because legit sites you play on are regulated. The authorities that provide these licenses ensure that all players under their jurisdiction are protected. Let’s learn more about the implementation of protective measures for safeguarding your gaming sessions.

Understanding State Regulation

Lawlessness is the thief of joy! Every player will feel more confident to engage in gambling activities with the assurance that their information and money are in safe hands. Both the casino and the player benefit from safe gaming, as iGaming platforms will also get an influx of customers if fear isn’t a blocker.

Most countries and states, as the case may be, establish organizations to protect their citizen’s rights. These bodies enforce rules and regulations on casinos that hold their licenses, guaranteeing players safe and fair gameplay. That’s why playing on a site governed by an organization that can speak on your behalf is important. They’ll audit casino offerings, settle disputes, and ensure top-notch security. Top gambling agencies include:

  • The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC);
  • Malta Gaming Authority (MGA);
  • Kahnawake Gaming Commission (KGA);
  • Curaçao Gaming Authority:
  • Gibraltar Gambling Commission.

Impact on Industry Practices

We cannot ignore the impact these policies have on the economy and other businesses. Modern iGaming sites generate revenue for the government under whose jurisdiction they preside. They made money from their constituents, so it’s only fair that they give back as well. Taxes are implemented on these companies and used to better society. Some of these monies may even go into providing gambling care for players who may be on the receiving end of the negative impacts of these sites.

Player Protection and Fair Play

Regardless of where you are, there are online casinos and sportsbooks ready to service you. What makes it possible is the vast array of online casino payment methods available for potential customers to use. The versatility of deposit and withdrawal methods that online casinos offer is what allows players worldwide to find a provider that suits them personally and play there.

There are many ways in which state regulations safeguard gamblers. Let’s address them one after the other. In terms of online safety, casinos must integrate standard encryption features that enhance player security and prevent them from fraud and man-in-the-middle attacks. This umbrella also covers using proper payment processing partners that are equally licensed. They must also guarantee fair play by ensuring their software isn’t rigged.

Another way they ensure player protection is by requiring responsible gaming features. Several governments limit casinos from advertising their markets, and those that permit them require that these ads are only shown to players above a specified age. Gambling sites must confirm player data and ensure that registered users meet the age requirement.

Transparency and Accountability

Exploitation used to be a big way fraudulent casinos benefited from players, but that is all in the past. Casinos are required to be transparent about their terms, especially regarding bonuses. They must provide fair terms and also offer responsible gambling tools, including:

  • It is supposed to be fun and exciting.  Do your due diligence and ensure the online casino holds a reputable license. You’ll be glad you did.

    Deposit limits;

  • Loss limits;
  • Playtime limits;
  • Cool-off periods;
  • Self-exclusion;
  • Gambling help.

Power to the Players!

Our governments have tried to provide safety measures for our gambling fun online. Now, it’s up to us to ensure we take advantage of these efforts. Don’t stroll casually into a random site to play. Do your due diligence and ensure the online casino holds a reputable license. You’ll be glad you did. So, have you ever encountered a sneaky casino online?

What are your experiences? Share with us in the comments.Don’t stroll casually into a random site to play. Do your due diligence and ensure the online casino holds a reputable license.

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Has Mayor Meed Ward lost her way - choosing to use a procedural bylaw rather than grace and civility

By Pepper Parr

November 12th, 2023

BURLINGTON, ON

Perhaps it was because of the problems with the sound system that put the Mayor off her pace.

“Do you want to use a different microphone? Testing testing, testing. Let’s get rid of the echo” she said as the audio visual staff struggled to get the council meeting online.

“All right, I think we have addressed our sound situation.”

When Mayor Marianne Meed Ward calls a meeting to order the National Anthem is traditionally played.  Those members of Council in the Chamber stand and face a picture of the Monarch that hangs on the wall to the right of the Mayor.

That didn’t happen at the November 2nd meeting of Council.

The mayor proceeded to get the meeting started saying:

“We do have rules of engagement and council meetings. We would ask everyone to please be respectful while others are speaking and listen while you as you would want to be listened to we do not permit derogatory language of any member of the public staff or council during our proceedings. A reminder to council members to proceed to adhere to the procedure Bylaw and limit your questions to two at a time and ask questions only for the purpose of obtaining facts relevant to the matter under discussion and necessary for a clearer understanding per our procedure bylaw.”

“By way of introduction of our members our first order of business for today’s meeting is to conduct a roll call. I will now turn it to the city clerk who will take attendance of members present and confirm quorum Clerk please conduct the roll call.

“Mayor we have a quorum.”

The Mayor then did some Agenda management and advised Council that item 8.1, the mayor’s 2024 budget would be moved forward in the agenda and said: “We do have a number of delegations and we think they’d probably benefit from hearing that discussion sooner rather than later.

“So I will first welcome Ann and Dave Marston who are in chambers with us to speak regarding Mayor’s budget 2024.  Come on up to the podium you will have five minutes per council rules and stick around. There may be questions afterwards and we’ll get the clock started whenever you are ready to get going.”

Before starting the delegation Ann said – “it’s an observation but where was O Canada? This is a regular council meeting.”

Mayor Meed Ward responded: “You can go ahead and get started. We don’t take questions from delegations but one of us can certainly speak to that in our remarks later

“Go ahead.”

It was a sharp rebuke made to a person who had made an observation – nothing more.

It was so unbecoming.

Could this Mayor not have responded with something along these lines ?

“I am sorry – you are right, we neglected to sing the National Anthem, my apologies.

“Perhaps we should stand now and sing O Canada.”

Something like this just wasn’t within the Mayor we have.

Kindness, consideration, grace, an ability to admit when errors are made just don’t seem to be part of who this woman is and for that we are all the poorer.

A Mayor sets the tone of meetings.  Instead of spouting that transparent and accountable line that she has been using ever since she set her sights on becoming a politician Marianne has become a bit of a thug.

Her atrocious behaviour when she went on a 14 minute rant and attempted to bully a council member into making a public apology (that in our view was not necessary) to a Staff member is what she will be remembered for.

It didn’t have to be this way – but the pattern has been set and it looks as if it is going to be the approach she takes to getting the budget she keeps telling us is something she had to do.

Balderdash – Mayor Meed Ward chose to use the Strong Mayor powers most Mayors were given last July.

Guelph didn’t use them – a number of smaller municipalities chose to take a pass is as well

Related news articles.

Who used the Strong Mayor Powers to control the creating of a budget?

 

 

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What is there to look forward to this week? Your Councillor wants to talk to you about the budget.

By Pepper Parr

November 12th, 2023

BURLINGTON, ON

OPINION

So what is the next step on getting to the point where we know what the budget number is going to be ?

On Monday five of the six Councillors will be scurrying from meeting to meeting trying to convince their constituents that this is a good budget.

Councillor Sharman and the Mayor know what they are going to do – the Mayor has presented her Budget and now waits to see what the members of Council want to change.

They put forward by way of Motions what they want to propose – those motions are due in the Clerk’s Office on Monday.  They will be made public by the end of the week (or at least that is our understanding).

The following week, on the 21st and the 23rd Council will hear the Motions and debate them.

This is their opportunity to bring their changes to the budget – we will learn then if these people have the public interest and the will of the public at the heart of what they do.

When Councillor gets his teeth into something – he doesn’t let go easily. However, he is a pragmatic man and knows that his sails have to catch the wind.

Or will they all fold and give the Mayor and Councillor Sharman what they think is best for the city.

Councillor Sharman said at Council last week that the 2026 municipal election will be the first opportunity people have to decide if they have been well served by the current city council and should be returned to office.

That would suit Paul Sharman, all the bother and badgering that members of Council will have to put up is as people want to voice their opinions is not to Sharman’s liking.  Takes him way out of his comfort zone.

In a comment made by Wendy Fletcher she mentions “Someone forwarded me a copy of an exchange with Sharman today. They’d written him and the Mayor to protest this budget and let them know they wouldn’t be getting that households votes next election if they pushed forward with it. … He made it clear they wouldn’t be changing what they were doing.  …  He said the vast majority are able to pay and implied they were willing to.”

Having made up his mind – don’t expect Paul Sharman to change it at this point in time. Maybe, just maybe sometime later in the month – depends how much noise the citizens make.

Sharman is serving his fourth term as a Member of  Council; that will provide him with a decent pension and he can ride off into a sunset or perhaps gather with his friends under that tree where he made the decision to run for Council back in 2009.

He was elected the same year Marianne Meed Ward was elected is as the Councillor for ward 2

Back in 2010 and 2014 when Mead Ward was Councillor Paul Sharman was one of the councillors who gave Marianne a very very hard time. Sharman and Councillor Craven were quite prepared then to tar and feather the woman and ride her out of town on a rail.  Councillor Dennison decided that he wasn’t going to get in their way.

There was never any love lost between Councillor Lancaster  and Councillor Meed Ward.  Politics does make for strange bed fellows; a conclusion a British artist came to in 1899

Today Sharman is basically Meed Ward’s financial adviser and has more influence on her than the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Joan Ford.

The levels of animosity between the Mayor and Councillor Stolte along with Councillor Kearns (this despite the fact that Mayor  Meed Ward consistently  spout the line that this will be a collaborative budget.

Mayor Meed Ward leading a parade in Japan with City Manager Tim Commisso (Center) strutting his stuff.

If signs of emotion, glee and joy were permitted in the Council Chamber expect them to form a circle, hold hands and sing kumbaya with City Manager Tim Commisso dancing around knowing that it won’t be too long before he can leave this zoo and enjoy his retirement.

What could upset this pretty picture is an electorate that has people who feel the power they gave the Councillors when they were elected should be pulled back enough to make them listen.

Marianne Meed Ward was just a citizen when this picture was taken.

That will depend on whether or not enough people in the city can move from their complacency and require their council to be both transparent and accountable – a phrase that Meed Ward basically owned when she was running for office in 2009.

All this is really good opera – the down side is learning later just how much tickets to this farce are going to cost.

Salt with Pepper is the musings, reflections and opinions of the publisher of the Burlington Gazette, an online newspaper that was formed in 2010 and is a member of the National Newsmedia Council.

 

 

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Not a word so far from the Mayor on the accident that took place at Bateman when asbestos was being removed

Well this is certainly interesting.

From a source that we have found to be reliable came the following:

The accident at Bateman happened on Thursday Nov. 9th at approx. 9am….

Mayor Marianne Meed Ward has not posted a word on her private website and there has been no media release [posted on the City web site.

Council members have been told not to post to their social media accounts because the employees work for the contractor and it is the  Mayor  who speaks for Council.

What harm could the pablum Thoughts and Prayers statement really cause ?  Is this a case of an abundance of caution?

Was any asbestos released from the containment area?

It would appear anything to do with the Bateman project just gets screwed up.

 

 

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Gould awards 21 Veterans from Burlington with King Charles Coronation Awards

By Staff

November 11th, 2023

BURLINGTON, ON

 

In a statement released earlier today Burlington MP, Karina Gould said:

On May 6, 2023, Canadians celebrated the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty the Queen Consort. This historic event, the first coronation of a Canadian Head of State and Monarch in 7 decades, allowed communities to come together and highlight themes that both King Charles III and Canadians hold dear, including service, the environment and sustainability, and our nation’s diversity.

As a constitutional monarchy and Commonwealth realm, Canada marked this milestone event with several national initiatives that celebrated the close ties between His Majesty and Canada, as well as the role the Crown plays in our system of government and our sense of identity.

Honourable Karina Gould, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Member of Parliament for Burlington.

Gould awarded 21 Veterans from Burlington with King Charles Coronation Awards. The award consists of an Honourary King Charles Coronation Pin which represents the Canadian Coronation Emblem and Honourary Certificates for each recipient. The Canadian emblem for the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III was created to mark the first crowning of a Canadian monarch in 7 decades, a historic occasion.

The Royal Monogram

The Royal Monogram (CIIIR) in the centre of the Emblem and the Royal Crown at the top are personal symbols of The King. The ring of triangular shapes evokes the image of a string of pennants displayed for a celebration. These 13 shapes allude to Canada’s provinces and territories, and their circular arrangement conveys the idea of inclusion for all Canadians. The circle is also an important concept for many Indigenous Peoples, symbolizing not only equity but also the cycles of the natural world. The green colour of the shapes is associated with the environment, which has long been an important cause for His Majesty, and it symbolizes hope and growth.

Inclusion and togetherness are also represented by the white spaces between the green shapes, which resemble paths leading to a central meeting place. The entire white space can be seen as a sunburst, symbolizing innovation and new ideas.

The Emblem was designed and painted by Cathy Bursey-Sabourin, Fraser Herald at the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

The 21 Recipients of the King Charles Coronation Awards:

Ceremony during which pins were presented to armed forces people.

 

1. James Farraunto CD SSM is a retired Warrant Officer and acted as an Engineer Mechanic in the Royal Canadian Navy.
2. Micheal Honcharenko CD is a retired Master Corporal and was responsible for transport in the Canadian Army.
3. Manual J Alfau is a retired Sgt. And was a Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineer in the Canadian Army.
4. Burns MacLeod served in the Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian Army.
5. Robert Ingram is a retired Sgt. And served in the Canadian Army.
6. Micheal (Mick) Jackson is a retired Sgt. And served as a Mechanical Engineer in the British Army.
7. Mike Vencel served as an Electrician in the Royal Canadian Navy.
8. Andrew Barber served as a Visual Communicator in the Royal Canadian Navy.
9. Doug Dicker served as a Naval Fireman in the Royal Canadian Navy.
10. Bill Thomas was responsible for surface weapons in the Royal Canadian Navy.
11. Don Arthurs served as Radar Operator in the Royal Canadian Navy.
12. Ralph Edwards served as a Stewart/Diver/Fire Fighter in the Royal Canadian Navy.
13. Michael Traina served as a Radio Technician in the Royal Canadian Navy.
14. Bill MacDonald served in Search and Rescue in the Royal Canadian Navy.
15. Peter Lorimer served as an Engineer Mechanic in the Royal Candian Navy.
16. Hank Wensley served as an Engineer Mechanic in the Royal Canadian Navy.
17. Gordon Schottlander served as a Captain in the British Army and is a D Day Veteran.
18. Jim Holmes served as a Sonar Operator in the Royal Canadian Navy.
19. Matt Black CSM is a Sgt. Major C.D. in the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry.
20. Nicholas Roadhouse CD is a Major in the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry.
21. Joseph Daniel Lauzon is a retired Sgt. And served in the Canadian Army in an Infantry Airborne Regiment.

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Petition to STOP the Proposed 2024 Property Tax Increase - working its way to its target

By Pepper Parr

November 11th, 2023

BURLINGTON, ON

They are getting there.

There are now 2488 signatures on the petition that asks Council to stop the proposed tax increase.

What is interesting and confusing.  While the number of signatures increased – there isn’t exactly a rush ti sign on.

We have since learned that the 501 represents all the people that signed a petition. The Tax Protest is one of a number of petitions on the Change.org site.

What we are seeing in there is certainly a lot of interest – since the last report we published 36 hours ago 501 people have logged in.  They logged in – but they didn’t sign.

Getting the petition read into the public record turned oust to be easier said than done.  City Clerk Keven Arjoon rejected the request to delegate and then changed his mind and Wendy Fletcher made her delegation.

Ensuring that it appeared in the Minutes of Council took a little more effort – someone had to call the Clerk and point out that the petition was not yet on the City Web site.

Why all this fuss over a petition – people are permitted to speak – surely that comes home to us on Remembrance Day.

 

 

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In Flanders fields the poppies

Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae was a Canadian poet, physician, author, artist and soldier during World War I, and a surgeon during the Second Battle of Ypres, in Belgium. Born in Guelph, he is best known for writing the famous war memorial poem “In Flanders Fields”. McCrae died of pneumonia near the end of the war.

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Secrets of successful betting on 1win: A complete guide to sports betting

By Liran Smith

November 10th, 2023

BURLINGTON, ON

Want to know how to bet on 1win?

From the basics to advanced strategies, our guide will tell you everything you need to know to successfully bet on the popular platform.

Betting on sports is not only an exciting activity, but also an opportunity to turn your knowledge of sports into real profit. And if you decide to join the world of sports betting, choosing the right bookmaker is key. Let’s look at how to bet on sports on the 1win bookmaker website.

What you need to know before you start betting on sports

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Top up your account: your start in the world of betting

Placing bets without funds in your account would be similar to going to the store without your wallet. Therefore, before making your first bet on the 1win bookmaker’s website, you need to top up your account. Let’s take a closer look at this process and its features.

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Funding your account is not just a necessary formality, but also the first step to successful betting. Many aspects of your game on the bookmaker platform depend on the correct choice of the deposit method and understanding the features of this process.

Let’s start betting 1win: learning the difference between live and line

When entering the betting section of any modern bookmaker, a beginner may encounter two key terms: “line” and “live”. These words are often used in the context of sports betting, and understanding the differences is critical to a successful starting experience on the 1win platform.

The line, sometimes called the pre-match line, refers to bets placed before the start of a sporting event. This is a classic type of bet, where the player analyzes statistics, team news, lineups, based on this information, makes a decision and places a bet. The time for thinking with this approach is almost unlimited: you can study information, consult with experts, or even wait for a certain moment to place a bet, for example, when the odds become most profitable.

On the other hand, live betting (real-time betting) provides the opportunity to place bets after the match has started. They require the player to react quickly, be flexible, and be able to make decisions on the fly. After all, the situation in a match can change every minute, and this affects the odds. Live betting allows you to use up-to-date information about the progress of the game, which can be extremely useful if you know how to quickly analyze what is happening and predict further events.

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Types of sports betting: single bets, express bets, systems and optimal choice

In the world of sports betting, there are many ways to participate in gambling and try to guess the outcome of an event. Among the most popular and widespread betting formats are single bets, express bets and systems. Let’s take a closer look at each of them and determine which of these formats may be most profitable for different categories of players.

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Now the important question is: which of these formats should you choose? The answer depends on your experience, strategy and risk appetite. Beginners are often advised to start with single bets as this is the easiest and safest way to get into the world of betting. Those who are looking for an opportunity to win big and are willing to take risks can pay attention to express bets. Advanced players who want to maximize their chances of success can explore the systems.

However, in any case, do not forget about the main rule of betting: never risk what you are not ready to lose. Always bet wisely and consciously.

The most profitable sport

When choosing a sport to bet on, many bettors wonder: which one can make the most money? The answer to this question is individual and depends on many factors, including knowledge of a particular sport, experience and, of course, luck. However, there are several sports that are traditionally considered the most profitable.

Football

Football is without a doubt the most popular sport in the world and this makes it one of the most preferred sports for betting. The multitude of leagues, teams and players create countless betting opportunities. In-depth analysis of matches, knowledge of team compositions and current form can significantly increase the chances of success.

Basketball

Basketball attracts many with its dynamic nature and highlights. NBA, Euroleague, national championships – each event provides a ton of betting opportunities. A feature of basketball betting is the frequent change of leadership during the match, which creates additional moments for live betting.

Tennis

Tennis has its own individual character. It all depends on the two players on the court. This makes analyzing an upcoming match easier than team games, but requires a deep understanding of the characteristics of each tennis player, as well as the characteristics of the court surface.

League of Legends

Cybersport

The modern world cannot be imagined without e-sports. Disciplines like Dota 2, CS:GO and League of Legends attract millions of viewers. Betting on eSports requires a special approach, since knowledge of the game’s meta, team tactics and the current form of players are important here.

Other sports

There are many other sports that can be profitable for betting: hockey, baseball, handball, volleyball and many others. Each of them has its own characteristics and nuances. The main thing is to find your niche in which you feel confident and follow your strategy.

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Making successful bets on sports is a difficult but interesting task. Thanks to modern bookmakers like 1win, everyone has the opportunity not only to enjoy watching sports events, but also to turn their knowledge and intuition into real income. Particular attention should be paid to all aspects of the process: from choosing a sport to using bonus offers. And remember that the main thing in betting is the pleasure of the game and the opportunity to feel the atmosphere of a real sports festival. Good luck!

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