Author Archive for ben burd

We are still not convinced

Monday night the Cobourg Council received a report from Staff about the last election and the efficiency of the voting system – online voting. Read the report here and it is a pretty standard one. But one aspect of the…

Time to think outside of the box!

On a daily basis, readers/watchers of any media are assailed by pundits, commentators or just opinion writers that tend to oppose most ideas they read about, and feel compelled to discuss. This is a natural reaction, it is very easy…

A couple of jottings

This week’s opinions are about the Mayor of Cobourg. Take them for what they are – observations about current issues. First is the issue that has been buzzing around for a couple of weeks and that is the presentation that…

Light relief from our Pal in PH

As happens often, a young couple came to the door seeking my advice. They bore the furrowed brows of the confused, a hallmark of those living outside Facebook, always an encouraging sign. “Mr. Christie, we’re confused -as you can probably…