By Gary McHale – www.CaledoniaWakeupCall.com
One has to hand it to Grice for informing the public about the Revenge factor as the motivator behind the Email motion. During the debate about the Email motion Grice did a little speech in which he talked about a united council. To be more exact he was pointing to the press release by the council that blamed Harper and Harper alone for the ongoing problems on DCE.
The Council was united that the OPP shared no blame. The Council was united that McGuinty should not be blamed at all. Grice and all the councillors wanted to blame Harper alone and thus they issued their press release.
Grice stated last night that the Mayor publicly went against this within a few short hours.
Grice and Council were completely united that it was time to help McGuinty’s re-election campaign and say almost word for word what McGuinty and Fantino have been passing by the public as the truth for months. What McGuinty wants most is for the public, just before the election, to think that he has handled Caledonia properly.
How exactly, Mr. Grice, was Harper to stop the attack on the CHTV camera crew?
It is the OPP not the RCMP who police Caledonia – maybe you didn’t notice that point?
How exactly, Mr. Grice, was Harper to stop McGuinty from buying DCE? How was Harper to stop McGuinty from appealing Judge Marshall’s decision?
How was Harper responsible for appointing Fantino, the bully who has you so scared to speak out because he threatened to sue you?
It doesn’t take much logic to conclude that in Grice’s mind the council needs access to the Mayor’s email to ensure that she doesn’t speak out.
Now Mr. Grice didn’t directly say this – what politician directly says anything? But he talked about how upset he was by the Mayor’s actions over the press release and this he did while debating the email motion.
Grice didn’t say the motion was needed so he could know about events in the area or because he was missing being invited to such events. He didn’t talk about how the motion was to allow for better bonding between the Mayor and the new CAO – those were Boyko’s and Bartlett’s speeches.
How, exactly, is passing this email motion to help?
He stated, “Will this solve the problem? No. Will it help? maybe”. I got one clear message from Mr. Grice’s speech – How dare you mayor speak out. We told you what to say.
Fortunately for Haldimand County Mayor Trainer is no puppet.