"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Once More With Feeling

The purpose of this Blog is to informally inform. A daily journal would be a lugubrious read. I don't keep a checklist. of events. Most posts are triggered by something else - like the one about the Vaughan Councillor who declared a Conflict and set off alarm bells and may have jeopardised the municipal interest. The circumstance reminded me of something in Aurora almost eighteen months ago and prompted me to write about it..

It's not my official function to tell tales but I don't have to keep secrets either. People appreciate reading about them though I am often accused of seeking to bring this Mayor and Council down.

Well no...I don't have to do that. They need no help from me.They have been making that clear since day one of this term of office. There is no collegiality to be destroyed. I am left with only one role to perform.... which I do...gleefully. I am one of the ways the word gets around.

Politics is not a science. Leadership is intuitive. If one has the intuition,one learns by doing. People teach you what they expect from you. if you have the sense to listen. They provide the opportunity to learn. If you learn well, their trust is returned and your life is forever enriched by the experience.

Each member of council is separately accountable. There is no collective, no party politics, nowhere to hide. . Councillors do not answer to each other. They answer to the electorate. Every day.

I have provided information of an event not reported elsewhere The truth of it has been challenged. For anyone sufficiently interested in verifying the fact, I have indicated where to find it.
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If I copied the material in the Blog that too could be challenged. I am not going to do that.

Check Application for Judicial Review ,Number 499-07..Item No. 51. in Divisional Court of Ontario in Toronto by Osgoode Hall. It can also be read in the office of the Director of Corporate Services at the Aurora Town Hall. It is a public document of record but .it may require a request for Freedom of Information for which there is a fee of $5.


Anonymous said...

Councilor Buck,

What did the inter-department memo say? What was the subject?

Anonymous said...

Please read the previous post to get an update. Then go and view the document in the Town Hall.