Haldimand official attacks constituent – A Call for the immediate Resignation of Bill Pearce

Posted: July 11, 2007 in Caledonia, Corruption, Headlines, Home Grown Terrorism in Canada, Jeff's Blogs, Residents

After learning of the recent recommendation by Haldimand Council on how to settle land claims, a resident of Caledonia decided to write to Diane Finley with her thoughts on the situation as is the right of every constituent.

A suprising response was received not from Diane Finley, but from Haldimand CAO Bill Pearce who was insturmental in forcing the hand of Mayor Trainer to recently read a statement which ignores completely the responsibility of the Liberal Government and the OPP in Haldimand, and lays everything at the feet of Stephen Harper.

The resident had sent a copy of her email to Ms. Finley to Haldimand officials as the topic of land claims in Haldimand certainly involves them. A very nice courtesy in a society where many are content to talk about people behind their back. Here is the email she received this morning from Mr. Pearce:

From: BILL PEARCE [mailto:bpearce@HaldimandCounty.on.ca]
Sent: July 11, 2007 8:29 AM
To: (Caledonia Resident)
Subject: RE: Diane Finley

Ms. (Caledonia Citizen):  Could you please remove me from your e-mail list since I have absolutely no interest in hearing of your views on First Nations related issues in Haldimand County.

Bill Pearce
Corporation of Haldimand County

She did not sit idly and allow herself to be spit on by a public official and the following exchange took place.

From: BILL PEARCE [mailto:bpearce@HaldimandCounty.on.ca]
Sent: July 11, 2007 8:57 AM
To: (Caledonia citizen)
Subject: RE: Diane Finley

You are correct on one point, I do work for all the taxpayers in the County, but through Council. I do not work for you personally, and if you feel I should, I would be quite happy to reimburse you for your taxes that contribute to my salary and we can call it even..

—–Original Message—–
From: (Caledonia citizen)
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 8:52 AM
Subject: RE: Diane Finley

I believe I have every right as a resident of this County to express my views to you and anyone else working in Haldimand about the level of service I believe we are receiving for the tax dollars we pay to this County.

You Sir work for me along with all taxpayers in this County and don’t you or your staff forget it.  Maybe some housecleaning in this County is in order.

In light of this incredibly ignorant, arrogant, and completely irresponsible behavior, she sent the following to Haldimand Council requesting the resignation of Bill Pearce. I join her in demanding that this fool be forced to resign before he has the chance to do any more damage. Clearly he is not fit to be a public servant and has no concept of what serving the public even means.

Madam Mayor and Council,

Based on the email I received from Bill Pearce CAO of Haldimand County I am demanding his immediate dismissal from the County for his attitude and behaviour. No public official has the right to demand of a constituent that they not communicate with said public official. This man has demonstrated a total lack of understanding of the situation in this County.

He had no reason to speak to me the way he did. He was rude and obviously had not read my letter to Diane Finley as I was expressing a viewpoint that this County should be expressing on behalf of landowners in the County.

Clearly Mr. Pearce and his staff have no interest in the problems of landowners in Haldimand County.

If you would like to share your thoughts on the attitude of Bill Pearce, he can be reached at bpearce@HaldimandCounty.on.ca

To join in our demand for his resignation for this behavior, you can contact Mayor Trainer at the following addresses: mtrainer@haldimandcounty.on.ca 

Public officials must start being held accountable for their actions.

Jeff Parkinson
Caledonia Wakeup Call

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