Something old! Something New!


This posting is not from who you think it is!

Bruce

Flew in from the Martian beach by UFO

Landed here and checked things out

All the way I’m hopin’ things were good to go

But it’s round three of a ten round bout.

 

I’m back in the TSBP

Ain’t very much good to see, boy

Back in the TSBP!

 

Been away so long I hardly knew the place

Three hundred grand in legal bills.

Gammie suing everybody every place

A death-ray Craig will cure your ills

 

I’m back in the TSBP

Man there ain’t much good to see, boy

Back in the TSBP!

 

Craig’s constant bitching makes me want to yell

He’s lost all cred and couth.

And now his blog – all the lies he tells

He’s banned until he learns to tell the ttttttt truth!

 

Show me round your Willie statue in the park

Take me for a cup at Tim’s

No sewers means the SaubleSchool is going dark

Jackson loses – but she wins

 

I’m back in the TSBP

Man there ain’t much good to see, boy.

Back in the TS, back in the TS, back in the TSBP!

 

Ooooh, Ooooh, Ooooh

 

 

It’s so good to be back to the land of so many bullshit opinions based on incomplete information, speculation, grudges and beefs – a true Rabble Without a Cause!

Live by rumour, speculation and in Gammie’s case, bogus legalese – look stupid later.

 

While there’s nothing like the unwashed and semi-informed with their keyboards, their opinions and too much time on their hands to gather together and add their piece to the sum total of the human condition, this blog has been far too quiet for far too long.

I guess that’s because “Bruce” has been too busy promoting growth and expansion in TSBP while Gammie, being a dolt with too much time on his hands, has been busy trying to destroy growth and anyone who doesn’t agree with him and most people don’t read his crap, let alone comment!

 

It’s easy to see the motives of the defeated, all pissed at the world for not voting for them and trying to lead from the back of the bus without having paid the fare! Or the one who bitches that council should do all the things she didn’t do while she sat at the table. But what I don’t get is a councillor so busy trying to please her special interest pals that good judgement, the general well being of the whole town and common sense don’t appear in her dictionary, let alone her mind!

Screw everyone else as long as my buds are happy sure is a dumb way to run a town!

 

Craig Gammie with at least a dozen court actions against the town, its employees and volunteers, each one costing thousands in legal fees and staff time lost doing your business. A guy who costs taxpayers huge coin, literally tens of thousands, to defend people against him because he’s living in a world where everyone is wrong but him seems a hell of a price for the rest of us to pay! If he’s been removed from County meetings, booted out by the TSBP, an MP won’t take his calls and even the Ombudsman has told him he’s nuts and to piss up a rope, why can’t he take a hint ….or maybe he is as stupid as I’ve been telling you!

 

Whack job Craig is on record for physically threatening at least 3 people, a staff member, a volunteer and a member of the public – one with a weapon! He has repeatedly lied about, slandered and defamed anyone he disagrees with, in his “commentaries” and on blogs. He’s been ordered by a judge in one of his cases against the town to pay court costs on at least two occasions that I’ve heard of. That’s because courts don’t respond to bloviating dick-heads, only facts and the law and Craig has absolutely no command of either …….. or maybe he is as stupid as I’ve been telling you.

 

Craig, the king of misinformation, seldom tells the truth and never the whole truth. He should at least tell everyone that one reason he’s banned from council meetings is they caught him AGAIN leaving a running digital voice recorder hidden in the council chamber during a closed session meeting. Once may be an accident but twice, or more that he wasn’t caught, is deliberate ……or maybe he is as stupid as I’ve been telling you.

 

What’s that Craig? Prove it was your recorder? Why did YOU show up at the town hall and then the OPP station demanding YOUR recorder back? As the Yanks say “We hold these truths to be self evident”! Maybe he is as stupid as……..

 

The more things change…the more they stay the same!

Happy New Year – one and most!

 

the Martian

The Indemnification Bylaw


I found the following comment from TSBP councillor Janice Jackson on her website.  Kudos to Councillor Jackson for having the courage to speak out against the actions of the five councillors who rammed the indemnification by-law through.

Craig

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Having been elected by the people to look out for their best interests as well as their money, this Bylaw is of great concern to me. I feel this bylaw is unnecessary and in my opinion, could possibly be illegal. The town’s insurance policy (which we pay handsomely for) covers Councillors, staff and volunteers (ie members of Committees of Council) in all situations where coverage is appropriate and is allowed. However, the Town’s current insurance policy does not cover consequences of intentional harmful acts, and does not cover acts done outside of one’s duties. If a person is found guilty, our insurance will not cover you. Fair enough!

In contrast, the Town’s new Indemnification By-law covers almost all costs. The exceptions are the payment of any damages, fines or costs awarded by a Court related to Criminal or Conflict of Interest matters. This exception applies only to employees and Councillors, but not “volunteers”. However, the exception does not apply to one’s own legal costs. Subject to these exceptions, the indemnification bylaw pays all costs regardless of the outcome as long as the act is deemed to be done in “good faith” and “in the course of one’s duties”. But who gets to make that decision? Council does! So we could break the law and be guilty as sin and all our own legal costs will be paid out of the peoples’ pocket. In addition, it appears that if someone through a guilty verdict or an unfavorable court finding faces a fine, an order to pay damages or pay the legal costs of the other party (with only a few exceptions as noted above) these costs, no matter how much, will be paid by the people too!

By definition of “Employee”, this bylaw covers all ex employees as long as the action occurred while he or she was an employee.  It’s fairly clear to me that the by-law covers all previous employee’s legal fees to date and we still have ongoing cases. We’re even dealing with a counter suit for hundreds of thousands but through this new bylaw, the people will not only pay legal costs past, present and future, we’ll pay any judgment too! Of course this is as long as the majority of Council deems all actions as being in “good faith” and “in the course of one’s duties” at the time.    Currently, there are several legal proceedings against members of council, employees, and volunteers. The Mayor is facing an ”Obstruct Justice” charge as well as a “Conflict of Interest” charge. Councillor Turner is currently fighting a “Conflict of Interest” charge. It seems to me both men could certainly benefit from this bylaw financially, as the by-law allows for payment of their legal fees (subject to a “good faith/ course of duties” decision by council).

As this bylaw has the potential to benefit all volunteers, employees and Councillors, to the detriment of the taxpayers, I felt very strongly that I had a pecuniary interest and therefore could not sit at the table during this discussion. If I did, I could be cited with a “conflict of interest” at anytime in the future. In my opinion, this bylaw financially assists Councillors. I couldn’t in good conscience sit and vote on it. My other issue with this bylaw is it passed all three readings in the very same night. This creates little chance for public input . When the issue arose at the end of the council meeting, I removed myself from the table refusing to take part in the discussion or the vote. Councillor Bowman followed then Councillor Standen joined us too. Councillor Thomas was absent. The bylaw unanimously passed with the remaining councillors.

(written by Councillor Janice Jackson – on http://www.jackson4saublebeach.com/ )