Monthly Archives: July 2015

Are we a Bellwether Riding

On July 16th Eric Grenier – the man who is morphing into the premier voting analyst (by refining calculations and aggregating all of the polls he can find) published on his website threehundredeight.com the data on the left.

The Devil is in the details

It is always the little things that produce the most problems. Just take what happened on Tuesday in Port Hope Council chambers. A report came from the Rural Redesign Working Group a couple of weeks ago that suggested many things,…

Thank goodness for independent thought

The first entry about this subject was the illustration of the attempt to restrain the newly established Waterfront Advisory Committee, look two posts below. Since then we have been advised that the crippling mandate was revised and a unanimously approved…

Letter to the Editor

I sent -or tried to send- the following to Northumberland News in response to Todd McEwan’s ‘Report Card’ feature grading our local elected representatives. Naturally I focused on Port Hope. The e-mails I sent to Northumberland News bounced back, and…

The Staff is still in control

The backstory to the recent brouhahhah over the Marina expansion was the desire by some members of the public and at least one councillor to tame, what they saw as, the overzealous and ambitious staff of Cobourg, specifically the Director…