Commentary by Linda Saxon
CTV News reported, Councillor Rick Fryer brought forward a motion looking for school board reps and the bus company to come before council — and be prepared to answer questions regarding the decision-making process regarding whether buses run or not during inclement weather.
Fryer told CTV News his motion would have forced accountability to taxpayers.
I have contacted all members of this council about concerns within its decision making authority:
- policing costs
- the police costing process
- the lack of concern about accessibility
- accessibility at Bellevue House
- a Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy breach
- the timeliness of information from town hall
- the lack of snow plows
- the town’s official plan
- public input regarding trails
- outdated municipal policies
- granting public funds to organizations with barriers to inclusion, either on their websites and/or to their buildings
Not once has Councillor Fryer responded to me.
He also never answered any of the residents’ 40 questions to the then-candidates through the burg watch in 2014.
But during the 2014 election campaign write up in the River Town Times, he said that, if elected, he will provide black-and-white answers to questions that residents pose.
Really? When? Will promises of accountability reappear during this year’s election campaign?