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  • OPINION
Ugly politics
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 23 Aug 2006, p. 6     No matter how you feel about Garth Turner, the recent attempt-- by a faction of Conservative party members who oppose same-sex marriage-- to oust the outspoken Halton MP exposes a disturbingly ugly side of Canadian politics. Like an episode of Survivor, some party members Turner described as ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 23 Aug 2006, p. 6   No matter how you feel about Garth Turner, the recent attempt-- by a faction of Conservative party members who oppose same-sex marriage-- to oust the outspoken Halton MP exposes a ...
  • OPINION
Kids' future at stake
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 13 Oct 2006, p. 6     When Halton Hills residents head to the polls next month for the 2006 municipal election, we hope they have the future of their children-- or grandchildren -- in mind. While electing town and regional councils sometimes steals the spotlight of the campaign trail, voters must be cognizant of the ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 13 Oct 2006, p. 6   When Halton Hills residents head to the polls next month for the 2006 municipal election, we hope they have the future of their children-- or grandchildren -- in mind. While ...
  • Local councillors front and centre at region
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 21 Dec 2006, p. 5     Halton Hills' regional representatives will all have prominent positions on Halton Region committees in 2007. Wards 3&4 Regional Councillor Jane Fogal was elected as chair of the Administration and Finance committee, after serving as vicechair in the previous term. During her one-year tenure, Fogal ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 21 Dec 2006, p. 5   Halton Hills' regional representatives will all have prominent positions on Halton Region committees in 2007. Wards 3&4 Regional Councillor Jane Fogal was elected as chair of the Administration and Finance ...
  • Letters to the editor....There's nothing `frightening' about CHP
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 20 Jan 2006, p. 6     Dear editor, In your January 18 editorial, Tory Time, you mention three federal election candidates and apply several labels to them, including, "positively frightening." The only two reasons for you to say that are either that you are using a scare tactic or you actually feel threatened. ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 20 Jan 2006, p. 6   Dear editor, In your January 18 editorial, Tory Time, you mention three federal election candidates and apply several labels to them, including, "positively frightening." The only two reasons for you ...
  • 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 ...
  • Councillor rebuked in bid to `congratulate' Bloc Québécois
    Newspaper  Gamble, Cynthia, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 15 Feb 2006, p. 4     Strong language was used in Halton Hills council chambers in response to a councillor's request to offer congratulations to the Bloc Quécois party for its showing in the recent federal election. "Hell will freeze over before I would write the Bloc Québécois congratulating on their endeavours which ...
    Newspaper  Gamble, Cynthia, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 15 Feb 2006, p. 4   Strong language was used in Halton Hills council chambers in response to a councillor's request to offer congratulations to the Bloc Quécois party for its showing in the recent federal ...
  • OPINION
Dangerous liaisons
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 10 Mar 2006, p. 6     Prime Minister Stephen Harper is standing tall, for now, about Canada's continued military role in Afghanistan. We wonder how long this position will last. The prime minister plays upon Canadian pride when he suggests that our nation's respected military history doesn't include turning our backs on ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 10 Mar 2006, p. 6   Prime Minister Stephen Harper is standing tall, for now, about Canada's continued military role in Afghanistan. We wonder how long this position will last. The prime minister plays upon Canadian ...
  • Letter to the editor...
Hornby resident pleased with work of town council
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 10 Mar 2006, p. 7     Dear editor, I am writing you concerning the letter to the editor titled, Change in town council needed, as printed in your paper on Friday, February 24, by Mr. Jim Marshall, of Georgetown. I, too, am a longtime Georgetownian born and raised here and also proud to admit it. I ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 10 Mar 2006, p. 7   Dear editor, I am writing you concerning the letter to the editor titled, Change in town council needed, as printed in your paper on Friday, February 24, by Mr. Jim ...
  • Fogal on Women in Politics panel
`Where is female representation in government?'
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 31 Mar 2006, p. 12     The Business and Professional Women's Association (BPW) of Halton will be hosting a forum focusing on the reasons behind the current lack of female representation in government on Wednesday, April 5. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Rattlesnake Golf and Country Club in ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 31 Mar 2006, p. 12   The Business and Professional Women's Association (BPW) of Halton will be hosting a forum focusing on the reasons behind the current lack of female representation in government on Wednesday, April ...
  • 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 ...
  • Letters to the editor...Heaton's loss was due to lack of credibility
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 22 Nov 2006, p. 6     Dear editor, Re: Independent & Free Press, Nov. 15, article: "Mayor: Bonnette earns second term with ease." When misinformation is given, it needs be to corrected. Challenger Rob Heaton, in giving reasons for his failure to get elected, is quoted as saying: "I don't have all the developers funding ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 22 Nov 2006, p. 6   Dear editor, Re: Independent & Free Press, Nov. 15, article: "Mayor: Bonnette earns second term with ease." When misinformation is given, it needs be to corrected. Challenger Rob Heaton, in ...
  • Year of change ahead?
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 3 Jan 2007, p. 6     While 2006 may well be remembered for its unusual, often turbulent weather, a gaze into the crystal ball indicates 2007 may bring more winds of change-- those of the political variety. Having just enjoyed (endured?) a year that featured two elections--a federal one last January and the municipal ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 3 Jan 2007, p. 6   While 2006 may well be remembered for its unusual, often turbulent weather, a gaze into the crystal ball indicates 2007 may bring more winds of change-- those of the political ...
  • Halton riding to be split
Tories to meet Monday to form new association
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 5 Apr 2006, p. 3     The founding meeting of the new provincial Progressive Conservative Association of Wellington Halton Hills will be held Monday (April 10) in Rockwood. The meeting at the Rockmosa Community Centre, 74 Christie St., will begin at 7:30 p.m., with registration at 7 p.m. The new association is being ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 5 Apr 2006, p. 3   The founding meeting of the new provincial Progressive Conservative Association of Wellington Halton Hills will be held Monday (April 10) in Rockwood. The meeting at the Rockmosa Community Centre, 74 ...
  • Editorial: Tory time
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 18 Jan 2006, p. 6     Eighteen months ago health care was the key issue surrounding the federal election campaign. During the current campaign health care has received only a passing notice as the focus has been on what type of government Canadians desire. From our perspective (and we're not alone here) this election ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 18 Jan 2006, p. 6   Eighteen months ago health care was the key issue surrounding the federal election campaign. During the current campaign health care has received only a passing notice as the focus has ...
  • Grit hopefuls state their case in Georgetown
    Newspaper  Post, Patti, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 26 Jul 2006, p. 10     Four candidates vying for the job of national Opposition leader visited Georgetown Saturday night for the latest in a series of cross-Canada all-candidates meetings. Leadership hopefuls Ken Dryden, Dr. Carolyn Bennett, Joe Volpe and Stephane Dion spoke to approximately 100 people at the Gellert ...
    Newspaper  Post, Patti, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 26 Jul 2006, p. 10   Four candidates vying for the job of national Opposition leader visited Georgetown Saturday night for the latest in a series of cross-Canada all-candidates meetings. Leadership hopefuls Ken Dryden, Dr. Carolyn ...
  • Arnott acclaimed as PC hope for Wellington-Halton Hills riding
    Newspaper  Tallyn, Lida, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 22 Sep 2006, p. 5     Waterloo-Wellington MPP Ted Arnott will be the Progressive Conservative candidate in the Wellington-Halton Hills riding during the next provincial election. Arnott, 43, of the Fergus area, was acclaimed at the riding's Provincial PC Association nomination meeting held Monday in Rockwood. "My ...
    Newspaper  Tallyn, Lida, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 22 Sep 2006, p. 5   Waterloo-Wellington MPP Ted Arnott will be the Progressive Conservative candidate in the Wellington-Halton Hills riding during the next provincial election. Arnott, 43, of the Fergus area, was acclaimed at the ...
  • Fairness fight taken to Queen's Park
    Newspaper  Tallyn, Lisa; Hennessey, Melanie, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 9 Mar 2007, 1, 9     "Show us the money, or as Howie Mandel has been saying lately, no deal," is the message Halton Hills Mayor Rick Bonnette says Halton Region has for the Province on its Places to Grow plan. Bonnette made that statement during the Region council meeting Wednesday where a motion was passed ...
    Newspaper  Tallyn, Lisa; Hennessey, Melanie, Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 9 Mar 2007, 1, 9   "Show us the money, or as Howie Mandel has been saying lately, no deal," is the message Halton Hills Mayor Rick Bonnette says Halton Region has for the Province on ...
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