Dear Councillors, Stop Saying Silly Things

This can be seen as an open letter to all localĀ Councillors, especially those in London since they get far more press for the shear fact that they areĀ CouncillorsĀ for the largest municipality in Middlesex County. It can also be seen as a call for anyone to simply open a book, read a few research papers, or … Read moreDear Councillors, Stop Saying Silly Things

UBB from Both Sides

(Disclaimer: Much of the following blog post originates from emails exchanged with colleagues earlier this week. I’m going to re-format what I said as much as I can/need to so that it still makes sense without their replies. The following is all based onĀ my own research and opinion.) As someone who speaks to vendors of … Read moreUBB from Both Sides

Municipal Politicians Need to Open Up

Dear London-area politicians, You need to open up more. WAY more. The lack of communication we get at the municipal level is abysmal. Compare yourselves to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin, MP Tony Clement, former Toronto Mayor David Miller, or MP Glen Pearson, and you’ll see the difference between your approach and … Read moreMunicipal Politicians Need to Open Up

Open Letter to Al Edmondson (Updated)

So a story appeared in the London Free Press this morning (linked to below) regarding Middlesex County Council’s decision to replace 2-year old laptops with Apple iPads. I find this to be a waste of money for reduced functionality replacing very usable computers. I just sent this email to Middlesex Centre (that’s where I’m a taxpayer) Mayor Al Edmondson and received a response. See below for my original email and Mayor Edmondson’s response.

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