Platform of Ideas

Every Voice Counts in Guelph: Open Government

Open Government This election has highlighted the fact that many Guelph citizens feel disconnected from City Hall. For some, the issue is about spending tax dollars, while for others it is about decisions being made without sufficient engagement of residents who are most affected by what City Hall does. A lack of transparency and accountability […]

opinion

Why are some local Governments not open to a little oversight and others more accepting?

Bill 8, the Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, was reintroduced this July 2014 by the Ontario Government, and would give the Ontario Ombudsman’s office oversight over municipalities, school boards and universities – also known as the MUSH sector. The act would also: • Toughened penalties for destroying public records. • Ordered numerous […]