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View Room Comments for Sunday, Dec. 9 2012

Sunday, December 09, 2012   by: The Soap BoxWelcome to the View Room. This editorial feature is for you to post comments. To comment on a specific news story please post your comment directly under the news story.
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Grace 12/9/2012 7:04:05 AM Report

Oh no...tell me it ain't so ...Santa says the leafs suck!
Grace 12/9/2012 7:07:36 AM Report

One of my favorite stories...this is for all of the Leaf and Habs fans.
skipper dave 12/9/2012 7:22:55 AM Report

Good morning sweet Soo! Status - personal thanks to the wonderful job on my wife's "soccer mom's van". Little history here, when I met my wife I of course recommended my mechanic. My beautiful soon to be spouse chuckled and she stated that she had her own mechanic whom she trusted implicitly. So Status came with my bride and my SUV is now a seasonal client of the maestro. He can be a piss off though. My wife's van is a 98 and presents with a few symptoms of age, so in the hospital I'm thinking retail therapy is just the thing to pick up my spirits. Let's get a two year old big bejessus (my east coast roots come thru) 4 x 4 ford truck, cause we live in the country. Not to be sadly - My beloved and Stats put their collective heads together and decide to bring the soccer mom van up to spec. And for a mere CPP and OAS deposit she's good for another year. I on the other hand decide to be disloyal and have the SUV drop in to see my old mechanic for a burnt out headlight. Boy was he cheap except I now have two headlights out and only high beam. Stats, let me come back and say all is forgiven? I can only get there in the daylight. signed a much humbler Skipper Dave.
Mr. Poster 12/9/2012 7:33:24 AM Report

Christmas is a wonderfull time of year for familes and friends to get together. For those who have belief in a god it is truly a holy time of year.
The sad part is watching shoppers spending money they do not have on presents that will in many cases be rejected and returned to the stores. HOW SAD THAT SO MANY WILL GO DEEPER INTO DEBT for the sake of providing a gift to someone.
Grump 12/9/2012 7:40:52 AM Report

Mr Poster you are right on all counts. That said the act of giving is a strong and wonderfull response. Have a great day everyone. Skipper it's sure good to read that good old East coast humour again. Have a great Christmas with your family.
skipper dave 12/9/2012 7:51:39 AM Report

Mr. Poster - couldn't agree with you more. The power of mass programming. Whose the victim here? I can walk the length of the station mall and there is nothing I need to survive. Remember what truism runs our society - "How do I make your money mine". Decide not to play. I did, I've decided not to buy that big ass 4 x 4 ford truck even though it might make you think I'm doing well and have it made. Of course I've had some help being this wise.
Mr. Poster 12/9/2012 8:31:10 AM Report

Another thing re shooping. An item on sale is only a bargain if you really need it. We all need toilet paper so I would stock up if a really good sale comes along. If socks were 90 percent off and I already had socks I had not worn...I WOULD PASS ON THAT ONE.
nanag 12/9/2012 8:35:27 AM Report

Skipper Dave

I don't know Statusquo from a hole in the ground but I have faith that he will take you back with open arms (maybe a frown and a few "I told you so's" )

Today is MY Christmas... today I am spending the entire day with my 3 granddaughters for our ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT DAY.. we MAKE our Christmas gifts to give to their Mom's, we make cookies and have a hoot decorating them.. some of our crafts are structured..sewing ,making jewelery..whatever... Then it is a free for all.. they dig into all the glue and glitter and cotton balls pipe cleaners gems etc. and we make ornaments and whatever their beautiful imaginations can come up with. We end up picking glitter out of our lunch out of our hair ..cuz glitter gets everywhere and we have a BLAST. THIS IS WHAT MY CHRISTMAS IS ABOUT

I hope everyone enjoys their day as much as I am :) :)
Mr. Poster 12/9/2012 8:37:48 AM Report

nanag..that is a wonderful way to get ready for the big day. It is something kids will remember 4ever. GOOD STUFF !!!
flyhawk25 12/9/2012 8:48:40 AM Report

Good stuff. Two wonderful stories about what really matters.
It is apparent the the Skipper had many well wishers keeping him in our thoughts and prayers.
And the ideal of actually spending time interacting with family and friends sharing Christmas preparation is the real gift of this season - not the shopping experience.
My kids are coming over today to put up and decorate my tree.
Were it not for them I would just be another single senior who does not bother because there would be no reason.
They are my reason to celebrate.
Grump 12/9/2012 8:50:48 AM Report

nanag what a lovely thing to do for the children. I hope you have taken a handfull of vitamins and pep pills and (dare I say geritol). lol. I can get worn out just sitting back and watching them go. Have a great, fun day.
Sam C 12/9/2012 8:59:51 AM Report

Mr Poster... many years ago, in my early teens, I was at a friend's house when his parents came home from shopping. His dad asked if I liked raisin bread, and offered me four loaves to take home with me.

They had bought two dozen loaves, because they were on sale.

Really, it's not a bargain if you're giving it away.

nanag 12/9/2012 9:04:06 AM Report


I am not quite ready for geritol yet ... but I must admit I do have to step away from all the doings once or twice and sip a cup of tea ..but these kids are now 12, 11, 9 and we have been doing this for several years now.. they help clean up all the mess at the end of the day.. which to me is the hardest the end of the day.. when my head aches and my feet hurt and I am ready for (shhhh) quiet! ahahah
Spellchecker 12/9/2012 9:30:41 AM Report

Don't miss the part in this blurb about one of Obama's supporters, Costco. It is very interesting indeed.

skipper dave 12/9/2012 9:56:12 AM Report

Nanag you are the inspiration. Years went by when I lived on my own when christmas was a struggle. I would take the day off work to help with the distribution of christmas cheer. Then I would make christmas day just another day. Good book, take in a movie, go for a walk and eat out. Nice to see that the gift of kindness has not gone out of fashion.
theprotector 12/9/2012 10:02:33 AM Report

havent posted for a while so here it goes!
Is anyone appauled at the fact that Harper fat boy sold off two large chunks of our natural resources to state owned companies? Oh wait he said this is the last time this will happen, yeah right and I have some f-35s that will only cost 9 billion dollars. This man should be in jail.
Mr. Poster 12/9/2012 10:08:50 AM Report

WHO would you suggest replace HARPER?
Garneau? ( my choice)
Mulcair? yikes
Grump 12/9/2012 10:14:20 AM Report

the protector My my from some of your former posts I thought you were a fan of Harper. If so welcome back from the dark side.
BIG BROTHER 12/9/2012 10:24:30 AM Report

It is much better that the Chinese government own the oil companies than Trudeau's idea of Canadians and their government owning their natural resources. Oh, and he promises that he will now draw a line in the sand on foreign ownership of Canadian natural resources. Is that horse not already out of the barn.
northernmale 12/9/2012 10:27:58 AM Report

why is it on here everyday it is nothing but politics?When I first started reading here this AM it was a nice to read about Christmas and how people where doing . Then along came politics and it was not even 10.30 yet.. Why can,t Sunday on here be about good storys and family things. .
goldie 12/9/2012 10:38:43 AM Report

Skipper I brought my 2002 Honda Civic with 257,000 clicks to my mechanic, He explained I needed a full exhaust system and at 1500 he told me not worth the effort. I am saddened because there is no rust at all.
northernmale 12/9/2012 10:56:05 AM Report

Goldie other then that does the car run well and is mechanical safe? If the answer is yes then what can you buy for $1,500. Another idea may be to take it to jegers on wellington and ask him to take a look at it, as i am sure evrything does not have to be changed. Always good in life toget a secound oppinion
Just Curious 12/9/2012 11:03:31 AM Report

Goldie, Bob Heise Garage on Queen just east of Dacey is an excellent shop. He only replaces exactly what needs to be replaced and his rates are way lower than others. He has done most of my work for years and I've always been satisfied..
skipper dave 12/9/2012 11:17:31 AM Report

Goldie - My wife's soccer mom's van has no blue book value whatsoever . Having said that it has a replacement value. My wife's van is from Vancouver so no rust. Compare the up to spec price with the replacement cost. Beware any mechanic telling you it's not worth it. Bullshit it has got value to you.
skipper dave 12/9/2012 11:27:23 AM Report

Northern - We have some very knowledgeable contributors on here that help my understanding of the politics. If we restricted our topics to just warm fuzzy stuff I'm afraid we would have a lot of dead air. Remember Anne singing a little good news today. It doesn't sell, we prefer dirty laundry.
Grump 12/9/2012 11:56:20 AM Report

Right on Skipper, politics is a contact sport. Also you did not mention the great garage next to the Jeweller on Queen and Tancred.
Wicket 12/9/2012 12:15:49 PM Report

Skipper Dave - great to see you back on here and hope that your stint in the hospital was not too traumatic for you and yours. Thanks for the great story, made us laugh, read it to the hubby.

Nanag - great way to spend a day and celebrating with those you love. I have done diva parties with my granddaughters, taken lots of pictures and a couple of years ago, we made pinecone wreaths which are hung on the outside windows of the porch - just in case you happen to drive by - lol. Best days ever...

Sam C - not a waste of money if you overbuy and give it away, I often do that and get great pleasure out of giving to others, surprised that you would view it that way.

Grump - where and when for coffee/lunch this week?
Brianne 12/9/2012 12:43:05 PM Report

JC, my son and i have gone to Bob Heise for many many years for vehicle repairs etc.......... just don't go there during " nap time" lol

How old is he now ? He's got to be 80 something ?
Grump 12/9/2012 12:46:47 PM Report

Come on Brianne, old guys like us need our naps. lol
Grump 12/9/2012 12:47:51 PM Report

Wicket I sent you an e-mail.
AceOfBass 12/9/2012 12:53:30 PM Report

In defense of Canada's greatest Prime Minister Stephen Harper....

The lefties on here cannot get over that they lost the election....

We are the BEST country in the world thanks to PM Harper's leadership...

We have to be thankful that we do not have a moron like OBama in charge.

It is also good to see that our PM has decided to look for another replacement fighter than the F35.

It is also good to see that he has our country standing beside the only democracy in the Middle East Israel

It is good to hear that our PM is going to stop giving money to the terrorist group PLO.

What we need now is to end the murder of innocent Canadians by abortion.

It also would be nice to put an end to same sex marriage and call what it really is a same sex relationship.
Grump 12/9/2012 12:56:52 PM Report

Ace you has reached a new high. I find it hard to believe that folks like you still walk among us and breed and vote. WOW!!!
statusquo 12/9/2012 1:02:41 PM Report


Great to see you back .

Now, you'd better listen to the "missus" as she knows what's good for you!
She has my permission to beat you with a stick if you give her a hard time.
Grump 12/9/2012 1:05:42 PM Report

Status mine does it without
statusquo 12/9/2012 1:10:32 PM Report


Good for probably deserve every bit of it !!
Brianne 12/9/2012 1:25:13 PM Report

I know Grump... i've started the "nap time " thing myself lol

You just don't go to see him between 11 and 1 ( i think) Bless him for still working at that age ! It's what keeps him going day after day.
All Is Well 12/9/2012 1:36:36 PM Report

In a new study, Canada was ranked 57th out of 93 countries when it comes to freedom of information. That's down from 40th from last year. Reforma-Cons don't like information at all. They don't want to give it out and they don't want to receive any, as well. Information only gets in the way of ideology. We need court orders to find out things which should be in the public domain. Ace, wake up. It's the new millennium and not the 1800's. You are definitely one of many bushwhackers supporting Harper.
flyhawk25 12/9/2012 1:38:38 PM Report

Ace...I stopped reading after "a moron like OBama(sic)...".
Before you start with opinions you might want to work on your spelling skills.
mallet 12/9/2012 1:59:31 PM Report

Ace of Bass...

Gee man, you really beleive all those things you wrote?? I support Harper but I sure don't think he is the greatest, Cassius Clay maybe! I think it is great he has decided to support Israel and cut funding for the PLO, I would never give money, food and medical supplies maybe. As for the fighter jets I think that is the best idea on that they have had since they started thinking about replacements, I doubt many people only go to one dealer for a new car and not check prices at others. As for abortions, I don't think that I have the right to tell a woman what to do with her body, however if this procedure is to be used as a method of birth control then it would be made permanent. As for your last line, well lets just say I am not in favour of that lifestyle, however it has been around forever so I doubt it will ever be stopped now, so live and let live...
right wing 12/9/2012 2:23:51 PM Report


Ace is as genuine a conservative as flyhawk25 is.
Get it....
The lefties, unfortunately, don't have a hold on the entire market when it comes to extremist kooks.
They do have the majority.....
flyhawk25 12/9/2012 2:58:16 PM Report

right's Sunday.
You'll notice we were doing huggy/feely messages until ol' Ace started.
I was gentle because it is somebody's sabbath.
So how about everyone just take a deep breath and wrap gifts or sing carols.
I am not looking for an argument today.But I will respond if provoked.Until tomorrow - peace.
mallet 12/9/2012 3:11:34 PM Report

Right Wing...

Fanatics of all shapes sizes and political outlooks..I get that..

Somethings a little left of centre I believe in, helping people in dire needs ,why not? However I do not believe in giving cash to those people, food, medical supplies, the necessities of life, by all means, but cash? to buy what? guns and ammo, not on your life. You need lumber to build a house, great, you need corrogated iron for a roof , how much? You need food, wheat, corn, I'll give what is necessary, but cash. sorry, I will give you things you need to sustain and make life more pleasant. All these refugees, rebels etc seem to have money for guns and ammo, rockets and bombs but they cry out for food, well chew on your bullets then.. Any government that gives these people, no matter who they are, cash money, just perpetuate the violence and slaughter of people...
Pink Peony 12/9/2012 3:14:54 PM Report

Hear, hear!
mallet 12/9/2012 3:23:06 PM Report


Better the day, better the deed, better the argument...
Snobank 12/9/2012 3:56:53 PM Report

Here's a fun one to debate that doesn't have to divide in to left and right camps:

Me? I'm supporting the Danes.
goldie 12/9/2012 4:06:16 PM Report

Ace Harper has been the least transparent Prime Minister ever. Which makes him not honest and selling the resources that is ours is not for him to sell.
Grump 12/9/2012 4:07:43 PM Report

If the Arab oil States stopped supporting this crap it would be over in weeks. That's where the money for arms and munitions comes from and they pay better than farming or working for a living.
Snobank 12/9/2012 4:23:18 PM Report

Sigh, I'm so sick of oil prognosticators. Instead, some people want to remake infants in to things they are naturally meant to be. See:
Pink Peony 12/9/2012 4:31:36 PM Report

I never liked dolls and frilly stuff. In fact, I remember when I had a barbie doll (hated those things), I cut her boobies open and put chocolate milk in them. I didn't know what else I was suppose to do with it.
mallet 12/9/2012 4:37:37 PM Report


A little more info please... really not into "pulling the pud", "beating the meat" or "spanking the monkey" or whatever you wish to call it, and I am not sure that is a suitable article to discuss in an open forum, you know, wink wink, nudge nudge!
statusquo 12/9/2012 4:49:29 PM Report

I like dolls. Always have.
Chocolate milk eh?....I have to give that one a shot.
Snobank 12/9/2012 4:52:41 PM Report

Wow Mallet, lol. How on earth did you get masturbation out of what I posted? The article's about some people who want to make education and child raising practices for children entirely gender neutral even when children of both genders hate it. It's a type of social brainwashing that to me is quite frightening. Luckily, I don't think they can pull it off.
mallet 12/9/2012 4:53:20 PM Report


I know that what we give them would not last a week in the expenditure of arms and ammo. I would rather send them a ship full of something useful to build with or eat. How much did we send to Haiti and they still living in tents and shacks. I think and it would be logical to send them prefabs made here (makes work for our people) than send them funds. Send foodstuffs that are bought here ( supports farmers) transport (supports rail/road/docks/shipping). All this type of logical thinking would support so much more here in Canada. I know would take a political giant to pull off that sort of thinking, but hey, it's sunday and the soccer games are over....
mallet 12/9/2012 4:55:47 PM Report

I was just reading the articles that were filed under the url you posted ... go back and have a look...
Snobank 12/9/2012 5:07:04 PM Report

Mallet, I must be missing something. The link took me back to "You Can Give a Boy a Doll, but You Can't Make Him Play With It". Are you getting something else?
statusquo 12/9/2012 5:08:08 PM Report

And now for something completely different and "Christmassy"....

Let's talk turkey....

Most Christmas turkeys are cooked for far too long and at a ridiculous high temperature, hence and ergo.... dried up and woody and that is why you need gravy.
The trick is to brine them first...60 grams of salt per litre of water...overnight. Then rinse them and boil the whole bird for one minute off in ice water and re boil for another off in ice water and let dry overnight in the fridge.
Christmas day massage the bird with your favourite butter melange (spices and such) and bake at low temperature ( no more than 200 degrees fahrenheit) until the internal temperature of the bird reaches no more than 150 degrees.
Broil at high heat for 15 minutes for browning the skin and let it rest for 40 minutes.
Trust me on this and you're welcome.
Oh...and don't stuff the cavity.......

Pink Peony 12/9/2012 5:22:45 PM Report

Snobank, that's what I'm getting when I go to the url you posted.
mallet 12/9/2012 5:25:27 PM Report

Anyways.. not having been around young kids for a very long time, I am not sure how in this "politically correct" world you would not expect this type of social sentiment to raise its head. In my day boys played soldiers or , dare I say it, cowboys and injuns, and girls played tea parties and dolls, give you some idea how ancient I am. Today you have to cater to all sorts of various lifestyles, whatever you want to make of that. Hard to get round a kids head that mommy and daddy are both male/female, without asking a lot of questions. Those sort of things are best left to the psychologists and psychriatrists, which is going to be the next drain on the health services.
As i said earlier I am for allowing certain freedoms however there comes with those freedoms certain responsibilities and I am not in favour of alternative family groupings.
mallet 12/9/2012 5:30:46 PM Report


the link I clicked on and it took me to Toronto star.
Terrel williams.
How to >>>>.
Pink Peony 12/9/2012 5:43:28 PM Report

You may want to update and run your AV, malware, spyware programs, Mallet.
Grump 12/9/2012 6:01:39 PM Report

I believe we may all have had just about enough of this politically correct crap. Now I'm not advocating going as far back in the trees as Ace but children need rules, expectations and guidance not more of this well you decide before they are mature enough to know. Also it's time to put Christian values back into the school system because taking it out sure as hell didn't work.
Grump 12/9/2012 6:02:14 PM Report

I believe we may all have had just about enough of this politically correct crap. Now I'm not advocating going as far back in the trees as Ace but children need rules, expectations and guidance not more of this well you decide before they are mature enough to know. Also it's time to put Christian values back into the school system because taking it out sure as hell didn't work.
mallet 12/9/2012 6:35:50 PM Report

P P...

Just ran a full scan and it says everything is normal no viruses or malware... I don't go to the newspaper sites very often, so I don't think it would make that difference...


I have no idea why they took R I out of the school systems, I understand that they have put aside certain areas for Muslims to pray 5 times a day in some Toronto schools. To my mind that is allowing R I into schools so why not allow all religions in, you do not want your child to have those lessons then write and say to excuse and that child goes to the libary or whatever it is interested in. If we have any old U K servicemen around they will recall church parade and the order "Fall out Catholics and Jews" they were then marched off to their various demoninations... As the old saying goes "you cannot please everyone, majority rules".
shakespeare 12/9/2012 7:07:42 PM Report

I think that sootoday headline writers need to take my lesson on the difference between "effect" and "affect"
shakespeare 12/9/2012 7:30:25 PM Report

Grump and Mallet: I think that Comparative Religion studies would be great in schools, as long as it wasn't a tool of conditioning. Kids would find that values that many construe as being "Christian" are ingrained in many religions and in humanistic philosophies, too. I absolutely disagree with any separate schools, Catholic or otherwise and I wish that a political party would have the guts to take that issue on and enforce that church and state are separate and that state sponsored education should be religiously neutral. But you know it's funny. I know many Catholics and we can talk openly and reasonably about any issue including religion, but when it comes to doing away with Catholic schools, an iron curtain is dropped on the conversation."We're special and that's that" seems to be the position.

As I have mentioned before, ask anyone why they "chose" their particular religion and "Isn't it a great coincidence that your mother and father are Catholic/Anglican/Muslim/Hindu etc. too?
AceOfBass 12/9/2012 7:48:36 PM Report

What is with the Catholic School Board taking the complete Board to a seminar in Toronto in January? Here again is an example of that Culture of Entitlement.Why is it always the taxpayers forking over the bill for this?
This is truly a mis- appropriation of Taxpayer's money.This kind of foolish spending must stop.
No Super 8 or Travelodge for these trustees.Time that Catholic taxpayers held these Trustees accountable to church values.
AceOfBass 12/9/2012 7:49:58 PM Report

When is Councillors Mick and Bruni going to resign over the PUC scandal?

The reason is they did not inform the Shareholders about the $100,000 donation to AU.This is under section 5c of the agreement "Certain matters MUST be Approved by the Shareholders."
mallet 12/9/2012 7:52:22 PM Report


Mostly I think that religion is what one is brought up in as a child, once one becomes an adult then you are free to choose or not choose to follow that particular branch of religion. I was christened C of E, in the services C of E, and after that I kind of dropped the church bit, after all patrols never stopped because it was a sunday. I would agree that a comparasion of religious studies would be good for all schools, at least it would give an insight into others if nothing else.

As for the school boards, well I think there is a lot of pressure to make sure that each keeps its pyramid of trustees. Just think how much money could be saved if they all amalgamated, some day that might be an issue as the costs keep rising, 3 school buses come out to near where I am 2 Catholic and 1 district. this alone would be a fair savings. As I am not into the school aspect I really do not know that much about it...
mallet 12/9/2012 8:02:17 PM Report

Ace of Bass...

Boy, that hundred grand really burns your anus don't it...

Okay, have you asked them personally if they are going to resign?? Do not expect other people to throw your bricks for you, if it bugs you so much, you ask 'em.

Just work it out for yourself, it amounts to prehaps $5 over the course of a year thats about 1.1/2 cents a day. I know Rob Ford got caught using a letter head and then voting on the issue and got dumped, so if you so upset you take the matter to court...
As for the trustees, you can vote em out next time around...
skipper dave 12/9/2012 8:06:42 PM Report

Stats (turkey) after all that is the turkey dead?
nanag 12/9/2012 8:43:52 PM Report

Personally my turkey is never over cooked or woody. :)

I am sipping a nice hot cup of tea cup after an absolutely wonderful day of crafting with my 3 beautiful granddaughters.Had a nice drive out to Desbarates to take the 2 younger girls home now I am sitting watching football with my feet up (ohh I would do almost anything for a good... foot rub...)

A day of memories...priceless :)

shakespeare 12/9/2012 9:30:56 PM Report

stats: you are talking to Mr. Turkey. Everyone tells me that I have the best turkey that they've tasted. I tried the brining thing ... absolutely no difference! What I do is take the sumptuous (dead) bird out for a couple of hours and put parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme (just like Simon and Garfunkel)under the breast skin along with two rashers of bacon for moisture and flavouring.
I then soak cheese cloth in white wine and melted butter and cover the entire bird with the cheese cloth. I cook for 20 minutes at 450F and then reduce to 325F for the rest of the time. I also stuff the cavity with pear, chestnut, celery, onion, pepper etc. stuffing.
Can't wait 'til Christmas.
nanag 12/9/2012 9:32:48 PM Report

ohhhh I am getting Christmas dinner.. love leftovers even more
flyhawk25 12/9/2012 9:47:01 PM Report

shakes...I pride myself as somewhat of a foody. But I confess that the cheesecloth thing is new. Do you serve it with cranberries or is there a chutney/cheesecloth recipe you might have?
shakespeare 12/9/2012 9:56:59 PM Report

fly: I choose to discard the cheese cloth after the turkey's right of passage (roasting) But, as you know, I'm a Brit. I have no idea what kind of activities you might have planned for the cheesecloth. Stas may have some creative suggestions.
flyhawk25 12/9/2012 10:05:44 PM Report

That's what scares me.
flyhawk25 12/9/2012 10:07:57 PM Report

shakes...and as the French so famously said about the Brits - never trust people from a country that has two sauces and one religion.
shakespeare 12/9/2012 10:22:27 PM Report

Thems are fighting words, fly! Do you really think you'll get any support for a view that suggests that French cuisine is better than English? I have travelled extensively in both countries and have to report that the French never had the versatility of the Brits in cooking. For example, at a "haut cuisine" establishment in a very "snazzy" restaurant in Cornwall, England, the chef had the inspiration to combine lasagne, peas and French fries as the "Chef's Choice du Jour"
flyhawk25 12/9/2012 10:29:56 PM Report

With HP Sauce on the side no doubt.
AceOfBass 12/9/2012 11:39:33 PM Report

Mallet its the principle of the issue. Why are councillors appointed to the PUC Board? They are their to represent the shareholders. The PUC is owned by the City, and we are all owners of this company.
We all should have some input and that is why councillors sit on this Board.
The PUC came before council to get money for a new building at the taxpayers expense.
They claimed they had no monies for the Project. What did they do with the profits?
They gave a lengthy report of the PUC operations.
These are the same people who screwed up the water.
The infrastructure of its operation is in terrible condition and needs replacement.

These councillors are there on that board for the city not the PUC.

Instead of hiring a CEO from anywhere but here. They promoted from within which is nothing more than rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

We are going to get the small town mentally and attitude just as it was before. The PUC needed new blood to right that ship.

The two councillors should resign for not doing what they were put on the board for. They have become part of the problem with this Culture of Entitlement they have attain as elected politicians.

The Catholic School Board why are they going on a trip to Toronto on the ratepayers dime? One or two would make sense but the entire board?

This the Culture of Entitlement that they feel that is owed to them.
They get an honorarium they should be paying for their trip out of this.

Time that the abuse of taxpayer's money be stopped and the free trips squashed. The cost of this trip could be better used in the classrooms not on seminars and 5 star hotels.
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