What became very apparent was that the real change that was needed, especially as the tax levy again jumped up nearly 20% for the term was that like the City of Brampton, its management were the cancer. You simply can’t have a levy rise 20% per year while seeing diminishing revenues.
Packs of green iguanas are swarming seawalls, roaming yards and parks, and leaving a path of destruction and filth in their wake. Like a shot of espresso, the hot summer sun has stoked activity in the cold-blooded creatures, which experts say may be at record numbers.
“This year is the most iguanas I’ve seen and I’ve been in business for nine years,” says Thomas Portuallo, owner of Fort Lauderdale-based Iguana Control. He says the invasive lizards are out of control with “many hundreds of thousands” creeping around Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.
Quebec Superior Court has agreed to hear a class-action request that seeks compensation for all RCMP officers who have been victims of harassment and bullying. The hearings will take place tomorrow and Friday at the Montreal Court House.
The application for a certification to authorize class action proceedings is being done on behalf of 22,000 front-line police officers and civilian employees of the federal force, and is the first application of its kind to be made by its members.
A watchdog group is calling on Amazon.com Inc. to improve conditions for factory workers in China who make Echo speakers and Kindle e-readers, renewing criticisms that CEO Jeff Bezos became the world’s wealthiest man on the backs of low-paid laborers.
And while I’m writing about this regarding this outlet, it’s not uncommon in other areas as political wonks think that social media is better than having to deal with silly newspapers and their silly editors and reporters. (How did that work out for you Kathy?)
Democracy and healthy government don’t happen by accident. If people don’t hold those accountable for their dastardly deeds things erode further and we end up with governments put together from social media rantings and rumours.
Ultimately people have to ask why political entities hide and do what they do? For example while it’s easy to hit a few buttons on facebook to zip up an ad does it really have an impact compared to local media? If you’re still reading this story you’ve spent far more time on this page exposing our ads to you than you would zipping through a social media page thus dramatically increasing the chance of you noticing an ad.