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  • OPINION  Party-flipping must stop
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 22 Mar 2006, p. 6     While ethics commissioner Bernard Shapiro cleared Prime Minister Stephen Harper Monday of breaking any rules when Harper persuaded David Emerson to switch parties shortly after the Jan. 23 federal election, the decision is unlikely to appease voters in Emerson's Vancouver-Kingsway riding. Nor ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 22 Mar 2006, p. 6   While ethics commissioner Bernard Shapiro cleared Prime Minister Stephen Harper Monday of breaking any rules when Harper persuaded David Emerson to switch parties shortly after the Jan. 23 federal election, ...
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR...Harper an improvement in PM's office
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 26 Apr 2006, p. 6     Dear editor, In response to David Eagleson's blatant partisan rant (MP must step up to maintain public's trust, March 29). Perhaps Mr. Eagleson, you have not been seeing the big picture or are unaware of facts surrounding David Emerson's appointment to cabinet. Just prior to the election on Jan 23, ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 26 Apr 2006, p. 6   Dear editor, In response to David Eagleson's blatant partisan rant (MP must step up to maintain public's trust, March 29). Perhaps Mr. Eagleson, you have not been seeing the big ...
  • Chong topped all candidates in election expenses, donations
    Newspaper  Tallyn, Lisa, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 26 Jul 2006, p. 4     It costs big money to win an election-- and even to come in second-- or so it would seem by the expenses filed recently by the Wellington-Halton Hills candidates in the last federal election. Expenditures by the six candidates in the election ranged from $73,993 by Conservative MP Michael Chong ...
    Newspaper  Tallyn, Lisa, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 26 Jul 2006, p. 4   It costs big money to win an election-- and even to come in second-- or so it would seem by the expenses filed recently by the Wellington-Halton Hills candidates in ...
  • Bonnette steamrolls way to second term
    Newspaper  Brown, Ted, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 15 Nov 2006, p. 1     To the victor goes the spoils. Incumbent Halton Hills Mayor Rick Bonnette gets a congratulatory kiss from wife Josey after Bonnette easily cruised over challenger Robert Heaton for a second term as mayor. In other council races only one incumbent councillor-- Mike Davis in Ward 3-- was defeated. ...
    Newspaper  Brown, Ted, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 15 Nov 2006, p. 1   To the victor goes the spoils. Incumbent Halton Hills Mayor Rick Bonnette gets a congratulatory kiss from wife Josey after Bonnette easily cruised over challenger Robert Heaton for a second ...
  • Bonnette steamrolls way to second term
    Newspaper  Brown, Ted, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 15 Nov 2006, p. 1     To the victor goes the spoils. Incumbent Halton Hills Mayor Rick Bonnette gets a congratulatory kiss from wife Josey after Bonnette easily cruised over challenger Robert Heaton for a second term as mayor. In other council races only one incumbent councillor-- Mike Davis in Ward 3-- was defeated. ...
    Newspaper  Brown, Ted, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 15 Nov 2006, p. 1   To the victor goes the spoils. Incumbent Halton Hills Mayor Rick Bonnette gets a congratulatory kiss from wife Josey after Bonnette easily cruised over challenger Robert Heaton for a second ...
  • Outgoing regional politicians say farewell
    Newspaper  Hennessey, Melanie, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 6 Dec 2006, p. 11     It was an emotional goodbye for outgoing Region chair Joyce Savoline last Wednesday as she chaired the last regional council meeting of her career. The long-time politician-- whose announcement last year that she wouldn't be seeking re-election shocked everyone around the council table-- fought ...
    Newspaper  Hennessey, Melanie, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 6 Dec 2006, p. 11   It was an emotional goodbye for outgoing Region chair Joyce Savoline last Wednesday as she chaired the last regional council meeting of her career. The long-time politician-- whose announcement last ...
  • Déjà blue 
Conservative Chong cruises to easy victory in Wellington-Halton Hills
    Newspaper  Brown, Ted; Tallyn, Lisa, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 25 Jan 2006, 1, 3     Conservative candidate Michael Chong took a substantial lead early and by the time election night was over he walked away with more than 50 per cent of the votes and a second term as MP for Wellington-Halton Hills. Final unofficial riding results for Monday's federal election showed Chong collected ...
    Newspaper  Brown, Ted; Tallyn, Lisa, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 25 Jan 2006, 1, 3   Conservative candidate Michael Chong took a substantial lead early and by the time election night was over he walked away with more than 50 per cent of the votes and ...
  • Decision'06:  Duignan: Third is fine
    Newspaper  Brown, Ted; Tallyn, Lisa, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 25 Jan 2006, p. 3     NDP candidate Noel Duignan "felt pretty good" about his third-place finish in the riding Monday night. "I did as well as I expected to do," said Duignan, 57, of Georgetown who served as the NDP MPP for Halton North from 1990 to 1995 and ran as the NDP candidate in ...
    Newspaper  Brown, Ted; Tallyn, Lisa, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 25 Jan 2006, p. 3   NDP candidate Noel Duignan "felt pretty good" about his third-place finish in the riding Monday night. "I did as well as I expected to do," said Duignan, 57, of Georgetown ...
  • Decision'06: Wizniewski: Up is the only place to go
    Newspaper  Brown, Ted; Tallyn, Lisa, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 25 Jan 2006, p. 3     Although he finished last in Monday's election, independent candidate Mike Wisniewski said running as a federal candidate in the WellingtonHalton Hills riding was an "amazing" experience. "I can only go up from here," said Wisniewski, 21, of Fergus, who admits he didn't achieve the goal he had set ...
    Newspaper  Brown, Ted; Tallyn, Lisa, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 25 Jan 2006, p. 3   Although he finished last in Monday's election, independent candidate Mike Wisniewski said running as a federal candidate in the WellingtonHalton Hills riding was an "amazing" experience. "I can only go ...
  • Decision'06:  Bouteiller: Surpasses goal
    Newspaper  Brown, Ted; Tallyn, Lisa, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 25 Jan 2006, p. 3     Brent Bouteiller was pleased to see an increase in support for the Green Party in the riding Monday night compared to the 2004 election. Bouteiller, 38, of Fergus, finished fourth in the riding with 3,362 votes compared to 2,725 in 2004. He said he was happy to surpass his goal ...
    Newspaper  Brown, Ted; Tallyn, Lisa, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 25 Jan 2006, p. 3   Brent Bouteiller was pleased to see an increase in support for the Green Party in the riding Monday night compared to the 2004 election. Bouteiller, 38, of Fergus, finished fourth ...
  • Editorial:  Feelin' blue
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 25 Jan 2006, p. 6     If there is a lesson to be learned-- by all politicians-- from Monday's federal election results it is this: Do not take the electorate for granted. In a sharp rebuke to Paul Martin's leadership (or lack of) and 13 years of Liberal rule, Canadian voters elected a minority Conservative government. ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 25 Jan 2006, p. 6   If there is a lesson to be learned-- by all politicians-- from Monday's federal election results it is this: Do not take the electorate for granted. In a sharp rebuke ...
  • Déjà blue:  Conservative Chong cruises to easy victory in Wellington-Halton Hills
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 25 Jan 2006, 3, 1     Conservative candidate Michael Chong took a substantial lead early and by the time election night was over he walked away with more than 50 per cent of the votes and a second term as MP for Wellington-Halton Hills. Final unofficial riding results for Monday's federal election showed Chong collected ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 25 Jan 2006, 3, 1   Conservative candidate Michael Chong took a substantial lead early and by the time election night was over he walked away with more than 50 per cent of the votes and ...
  • Editorial:  Good turnout
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 27 Jan 2006, p. 6     The election signs have almost disappeared, the promotional pamphlets have been discarded and Canada has a new Prime Minister-designate. For a winter election that was supposed to test the patience of an already apathetic electorate, this 39th trip to the polls proved to be anything but boring. ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 27 Jan 2006, p. 6   The election signs have almost disappeared, the promotional pamphlets have been discarded and Canada has a new Prime Minister-designate. For a winter election that was supposed to test the patience ...
  • Editorial:  A mixed bag
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 8 Feb 2006, p. 6     With his appointments to cabinet Monday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper let it be known he won't be a shrinking violet while living in 24 Sussex Drive. His choices could be dubbed the good, the bad and the ugly. The Good: Harper opted for a smaller cabinet and strove to get ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 8 Feb 2006, p. 6   With his appointments to cabinet Monday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper let it be known he won't be a shrinking violet while living in 24 Sussex Drive. His choices could be ...
  • Chong lands cabinet posts
    Newspaper  Tallyn, Lisa; Gamble, Cynthia, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 8 Feb 2006, 1, 3     Wellington-Halton Hills MP Michael Chong had some new responsibilities added to his job Monday, when he was named as a member of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet. Chong, 34, was sworn in Monday as President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and ...
    Newspaper  Tallyn, Lisa; Gamble, Cynthia, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 8 Feb 2006, 1, 3   Wellington-Halton Hills MP Michael Chong had some new responsibilities added to his job Monday, when he was named as a member of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet. Chong, 34, was ...
  • Fan faces assault charge after teen hockey referee shoved
    Newspaper  Tallyn, Lisa, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 8 Feb 2006, p. 1     A Georgetown man is facing an assault charge after a 15-year old referee was pushed following a house league Atom hockey game at Mold-Masters SportsPlex last Saturday morning. Police report the incident occurred Jan. 28 after a male referee from Georgetown disallowed a goal in the game (the average ...
    Newspaper  Tallyn, Lisa, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 8 Feb 2006, p. 1   A Georgetown man is facing an assault charge after a 15-year old referee was pushed following a house league Atom hockey game at Mold-Masters SportsPlex last Saturday morning. Police report ...
  • Has held trustee's job for 26 years:  McCauley to run in November
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 29 Mar 2006, p. 10     Current Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) Trustee Irene McCauley has registered to run for the position again in the upcoming municipal election. McCauley, of Georgetown, registered her candidacy Thursday. She has held the post for 26 years and served as both chair and vice-chair of the ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 29 Mar 2006, p. 10   Current Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) Trustee Irene McCauley has registered to run for the position again in the upcoming municipal election. McCauley, of Georgetown, registered her candidacy Thursday. ...
  • OPINION
Muzzling a maverick
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 20 Oct 2006, p. 6     The only surprise about this week's ouster of Garth Turner from the Conservative Party of Canada (CCPC) caucus is that it didn't come sooner. The Halton MP has repeatedly challenged Prime Minister Stephen Harper on everything from revisiting same-sex marriage legislation, to the threat of climate ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 20 Oct 2006, p. 6   The only surprise about this week's ouster of Garth Turner from the Conservative Party of Canada (CCPC) caucus is that it didn't come sooner. The Halton MP has repeatedly challenged ...
  • OPINION 
Marshall, Bonnette offer best choice
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 1 Nov 2006     Several weeks ago when the municipal election campaign officially began, we urged residents to find out all they could about the candidates, their platforms, views and plans for the future of this town. As the campaign winds down, we hope voters have heeded our words and done their homework in ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 1 Nov 2006   Several weeks ago when the municipal election campaign officially began, we urged residents to find out all they could about the candidates, their platforms, views and plans for the future ...
  • Letters to the editor...Mayoral candidate should speak to voters
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 1 Nov 2006     Dear editor, Mayoral candidate Robert Heaton did not respond to several requests from the Independent & Free Press to be interviewed for an election profile. However, he had the time (60 seconds) as did all the other candidates for the mayor's job, to speak on CFRB 1010 AM radio last ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 1 Nov 2006   Dear editor, Mayoral candidate Robert Heaton did not respond to several requests from the Independent & Free Press to be interviewed for an election profile. However, he had the time ...
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