Author Archives: Administrator

Webcasting public meetings is a growing trend. Not in Kirkland.

In February, Île-Bizard-Ste-Geneviève borough became the first West Island municipal jurisdiction to webcast public meetings, using its own staff and equipment, and opened an archive on YouTube. A link can be found through the borough’s home page on Montreal’s web … Continue reading

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Town should not have paid councillor’s legal fees: Quebec

Albert Kramberger | The Gazette | August 19, 2014 …In a July 25 letter addressed to the director general, complaints commissioner Richard Villeneuve stated that “it is generally understood that it is for elected officials to assume the costs of … Continue reading

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Should elected officials use public funds to sue their critics?

Brenda O’Farrell | Just between us | August 20, 2014 The ministry’s complaint commissioner recently issued an opinion that a municipal councillor in Kirkland should not have dipped into the public purse to foot the bill for a defamation action against a resident. Read … Continue reading

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How Much Would That Be Per One Kirkland Citizen?

“Kirkland resident wants councilor to follow municipal affairs ministry’s suggestion” -by Kevin Woodhouse, The Suburban, August 20th, 2014 It is somewhat encouraging to know that our Town Hall ignores not only its citizens’ opinion but the recommendation of the ministry … Continue reading

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News from Beaconsfield

Beaconsfield faces legal costs over denied access to information by Albert Kramberger | The Gazette | August 19, 2014 Request was to access former mayor David Pollock’s agenda – read the article here.

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Mike, that’s transparency! – take 3

Recently I received yet another message from Mayor Gibson concerning my original demand to explain what happened to his promise to minute down the questions. Albeit with a delay, someone in the Town Hall realized that my reference to article … Continue reading

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Kirkland homeowner resists pipe inspection

by Albert Kramberger, The Gazette, April 23, 2014 There are currently five homes that have been confirmed as having crossed pipes that still require repairs, though three of these have confirmed that they will have the work done before the … Continue reading

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Kirkland approves pay hike for members of council

Albert Kramberger, The Gazette, April 10, 2014 Without any fanfare, Kirkland council gave final approval to a move that will see their salary increase by just over 20 per cent on Monday. The mayor’s remuneration has been increased to $46,617 … Continue reading

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Mike, that’s transparency! – take 2

Although sent to my private address only, I trust Mr. Gibson will agree to make his reply publicly available. It’s transparency, eh? Here it goes, followed by my comment: Good afternoon Mr. Brovkin, As you are aware the Town of … Continue reading

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Mike, that’s transparency!

An open question to Mayor Gibson   Dear Mr. Gibson, During your electoral campaign you mentioned to me and to pretty much everybody in Kirkland that your goal is to make the work of the Council transparent. In particular, you … Continue reading

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