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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • Town officials visit problem areas on annual Rural Tour
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 22 Mar 2006, p. 11     Halton Hills Mayor Rick Bonnette, Regional Councillor (Wards 1&2) Clark Somerville, Councillors Joan Robson and Bryan Lewis were joined by Town CAO Dennis Perlin on the fourth Rural Tour March 10, traveling rural roads and observing "troublesome" areas. The 117-km tour enabled Bonnette, Somerville, ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 22 Mar 2006, p. 11   Halton Hills Mayor Rick Bonnette, Regional Councillor (Wards 1&2) Clark Somerville, Councillors Joan Robson and Bryan Lewis were joined by Town CAO Dennis Perlin on the fourth Rural Tour March ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
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