Yesterday I posted a list of questions that I felt each Candidate should answer before we voted!
Jim Turner was the first to respond with his answers!!!!
The Questions were:
Are you prepared to sign and honour the Oath of office and the Oath of Allegiance
Is it your position that Provincial Regulations pertaining to property use are binding on Private Property?
(All lands, mines, minerals and Royalties vested in Her Majesty in the Provinces of Upper Canada, Lower Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Price Edward Island, for the use of such Provinces, shall belong to the Local Government of the Territory in which the same are situate; subject to any trusts that may exist in respect to any of such lands or to any interest other of other persons of the same.)
Is it your position that Municipal By-Laws are enforceable on private Property?
“The Queen in right of Ontario has no right, title or interest in and to lands described” (Ontario (Attorney General) v Roundtree Beach Assn., 1994). “The Queen/Crown has removed the crown domain through letters patent, ergo there is no authority to be transferred to the Province.
What is your economic Recovery Plan for this Community?
Has any compensation been paid to anyone including the TSBP for the expropriation of Highway #6 in 1965?
(In the case of A.G. v. DeKeyer’s Royal Hotel, 1920, p. 28 it is stated “ Since the Magna Carta the estate of a subject in lands or buildings has been protected against the prerogative of the Crown.” (”There were provisions that “private Property” could only be used or regulated with fair compensation being paid, even during times of war.”)
Section 117 “The several provinces shall retain all their respective Public Property not otherwise disposed of in this Act, subject to the Right of Canada to assume any lands or Public Property required for Fortifications or for the Defense of the Country.”
How do you intend to reunite the Communities within the Town of South Bruce Peninsula?
Jim Turner answered all the questions direct and concise:
1. Yes just like the first time I took it
2. According to strict interpretation of Magna Carta , the Union Act and the BNA Act government regulations apply only to property owned by the government. Common legal decisions appear not to be aware of the nature of law and unless litigants quote Roundtreee and are prepared to go to appeal if necessary, government is in a position to continue to regulate without proper foundation in law.
3. See 2 with the exception of the surrender of rights (willingly or coerced) granted under letters of patent
4. The most effective way to assure an economic recovery is to keep government out of it. Virtually any intervention by any government acts as a brake and if you want to move forward you don’t apply the brakes.
Removing regulations is one of the few things government can do to improve economic activity. An example is: a set of regulations was enacted to prevent the construction of pig barns in the center of town even though no one has ever applied to. Now those regulations stand in the way of everyone who wants to build a pig barn anywhere because he has to pay big fees and fill out a stack of forms to satisfy the regulations.
Another roadblock to economic recovery is that, as a person of principle, advocating for removal of regulations, it is impossible for me to suggest a new regulation requiring Craig Gammie, the guy who claims to have killed sewer projects, led the fight against growth and almost singlehandedly destroyed the Economic Development Committee, be deported back to Mississauga.
5. To the best of my knowledge the original patent holders of the land on which HWY 6 was built have received no compensation for the loss of the land or the income generated from its use and if the expropriation by the Province was not directed to the original patent holders they appear to have expropriated it from the wrong people therefore it never happened in law!.
6. Good question. I’m open to any ideas short of conspiracy to commit a felonious act.
The current council reduced their numbers (almost unheard of for politicians to do away with their own jobs) and removed the Ward system in an attempt to make all voices equal and all councillors responsible to all areas of the town. A good idea until one group of people, the SBRPOA saw it as an opportunity to divide and conquer and made it their goal to take control of the council for Sauble Beach. (See their manifesto)
I see only two answers. One is for voters to deny that group their goal by supporting and electing candidates who believe we are all in this together. The other is for everyone to “try a little bottle of Love Potion #9”. It’s 50/50 but I’ll bet on the voters.
Thank you Mr. Turner!!!
The answers provided give clear insight to the mans intentions, integrity and intelligence!
I guess we can patiently wait and see what colour the other candidates are!!