Ignorance And Arrogance Prevail

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By Chris Schnurr (WINDSOR, ON) – Hiring an auditor general would result in cuts to services or a tax increase, apparently. That’s a little hard to believe, but it’s a great diversion if you’re a politician who betrayed voters. Council missed another opportunity last night, to demonstrate leadership, because of either their lack of understanding, […]

A Promise Made Is A Debt Unpaid

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By Chris Schnurr (WINDSOR, ON) – During the last municipal election, many candidates were in favour of reinstating the Office of the Auditor General. Many of those same candidates were also elected by a wide margin. But it seems, for some councilors, campaigns are campaigns and exist only to say what is needed in order […]

Ground Hog Day

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By Chris Schnurr (WINDSOR, ON) – I swear. This election is like watching Ground Hog Day, only instead of waking up to the same day, ad infinitum, we’re trapped in a theater with no exits watching Gigli. For the first time in my voting history, I hate to admit, I simply do not want to […]

Life After Lay-Off

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By Chris Schnurr (WINDSOR, ON) – Many years ago, many more than I care to admit, my father shared with me Rudyard Kipling’s poem, “If”. Now being the omniscient teenager, I of course promptly dismissed (while rolling my eyes) whatever lessons Kipling’s words had to impart. It’s curious really. We spend the first quarter of […]

My Council Picks

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Running for municipal election is not for the faint of heart.  It takes courage and dedication to put your ideas and yourself in the line of fire.   I’d like to thank each and every one of the candidates seeking the community’s trust by stepping forward. There will never be the perfect candidate.  I’ve read many […]

An Unequivocal Endorsement

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More than 11 years ago I moved to Windsor, not because of what I knew about the place I’m proud to call home, but for the singular reason of successfully finding full-time work related to my experience. This allowed me to pay down debts, and after years of renting, my partner I were finally able to purchase our […]

Invest In People Says Sam Drakich

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As a critic of city hall, Sam Drakich decided “to put his money where his mouth is” and seek the ward 5 council seat in next week’s municipal election to ensure “people” and not “bricks and mortar” are the priority for the new council. Drakich, who grew up on Alexis Street in Ward 5, is now the primary care-giver for […]

Fog Is Finally Clearing

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It’s not only Drew Dilkens’ memory that has grown foggy when it comes to the issue of the Auditor General.  Dilkens is making the erroneous claim city council has an independent auditor general through PricewaterHouse Coopers; the outside firm council hired after eliminating the Auditor General position. Voters have good reason for suffering from whiplash after the Windsor Star […]

Diestelmann: My Heart Is In This Ward

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Rats, crime, neighbourhood development, public transit and reinstating the auditor general are just some of the issues ward 5 candidate Randy Diestelmann wants to tackle if elected to city council October 27th. While the father of 2 does not live in the ward he says, “My heart is in this ward,” pointing to his personal investments of both time and […]

Another Dilkens Allocated Blunder

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“Unallocated  money?” What the dilkens does that  mean? How can  $268-million be  unallocated? Where  was it  hiding in the budget for all  of these years? If that’s case, why wasn’t there a tax reduction? With the  unplowed streets  in winter and basements flooding  in summer, can  it  be viewed as the  ultimate  slush(y) fund? No matter which […]

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