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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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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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Hey Kirkland, here’s a solution for you

by Victor Schukhov, The Montreal Gazette, 15 March 2014. Sometimes, West Island headlines are so close together that one can’t see that they are solutions to each other’s problems. You know, like telling the trees from the forest. Take Kirkland, … Continue reading

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From The Gazette, by Cheryl Cornacchia, 11 March 2014. Plans to open a farmers market in Kirkland were dashed again this week even though the town is now reviewing an antiquated bylaw that could pave the way for the sale … Continue reading

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Kirkland on CBC Daybreak (with AUDIO)

Shawn Apel reports for CBC Daybreak. He has worked as a civic affairs reporter and investigative reporter. He reported previously on Kirkland cross-connections issue. You can listen or read his latest piece on Kirkland here.  

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