Ian Shalapata

Drew Dilkens attempts to get a grasp on the role of a municipal auditor general during a 3 1/2 hour debate at a special meeting of council.Photo by John Skinner.

Dilkens’ WEEDC Charade

By Ian Shalapata (WINDSOR, ON) – You have likely heard about the $2 million stashed away at the Windsor-Essex Economic Development Corporation by now. For…


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EnWin Spending Wildly Out Of Control

By Ian Shalapata (WINDSOR, ON) – Spending at EnWin is out of control. Since 2011, the energy distributor, owned by the City of Windsor, has…


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Dilkens Economically Challenged

By Ian Shalapata (WINDSOR, ON) – After Canadians overwhelmingly rejected the politics of division in the federal election, Windsor’s mayor, Drew Dilkens, is now attempting…



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Auditing Dilkens

By Ian Shalapata (WINDSOR, ON) – Bill Marra is back on board. Shortly after Todd Langlois was unceremoniously, and in contravention of City policy, fired…


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Flipping A Coin

By Ian Shalapata (WINDSOR, ON) – Cheryl Hardcastle is running in the federal election in the riding of Windsor-Tecumseh. She is very personable. However, her…


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Did Candidates Mislead Voters?

By Ian Shalapata (WINDSOR, ON) – There is a report out of New Carlisle, OH, that should be very disconcerting for Windsor taxpayers. In the…


Borrelli: Stop Talking

By Ian Shalapata (WINDSOR, ON) – Paul Borrelli, Windsor City Councilor for Ward 10, has a lot to learn. The first thing the first-time councilor should…


A Windsor firefighters directs a stream of water at a fire in the main building of Sprucewood Industries on 21 May 2013. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Dilkens Picking Fight With Fire-Fighters

By Ian Shalapata (WINDSOR, ON) – More blunder and bluff coming from Windsor’s mayor and City Council. This time in regards to the escalating costs…


Political hanger-on Paul Synnott is seen at South Windsor Arena in this file photo from 2 October 2014.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

City Moves To Audit Maggio

By Ian Shalapata (WINDSOR, ON) – Former council candidate Gabe Maggio was called in front of the City’s Audit Compliance Committee today after a complaint…