Monday, 14 January 2019

A Better Niagara Carries On



On Sunday January 13, 2019 the Citizen’s group known as ABetter Niagara (ABN)’ pulled together about three Dozen motivted Citizens to strategize the continuing of their successful political overview of a corrupted situation in our Niagara Region. https://www.facebook.com/betterniagara/#

The information session at the beginning of the seminar spelled out there aims, objectives, and
philosophy of non-partisanship.

Participants at the four separate roundtable brainstorming groups included four Niagara Politicians, President and Secretary of the Niagara Landowners Association, environmentalists, property owners and Taxpaying Voters all.

Predicated on covering the inaugural meeting of the ABN ‘News Alert Niagara (NAN)’ recognized that this was an organization to support. Our 5K Facebook friends received three strategically timed shares of each ABN posting.

Much of ABN’s efforts dovetail nicely into our NAN articles railing against the growing corruption taking hold in Niagara.

Hopefully, with several involved interest groups now operating in Niagara and hundreds of similar groups making themselves heard nationally via the internet, corruption can be held in check.
https://newsalertniagara.blogspot.com/ (A blog topping 316 thousand page views)   




Saturday, 12 January 2019

An Evening at Henry of Pelham: Journalism

Our very own nationally renowned investigative journalist Grant LeFleche teamed up with the Toronto Star ‘Public Editor’ Kathy English to enlighten about 50 members of the public just what being an investigative journalist entail.
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Grant spoke of the diminution of news-rooms and the extraordinary effort put forth to validate each story.
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Kathy English explained her role in moderating what the Toronto Star’s reporters write. 
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She clarified the inherent element of bias predicated on one’s private philosophy.
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Both speakers stated their concerns regarding social media with its lack of accountability on the basis that some postings come from anonymous sources.
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The only negative appeared when the Liberal-Socialist in the audience participated in singling out the U.S president for ridicule as if they never heard of the devastation Kathleen Wynne caused, which destroyed the Ontario Liberal Party to non-party status.
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Still the questions from the audience were interesting, informative and well thought out. The answers from the presenters were also informative and candid.


NOTE: All comments and presentations on Social Media from News Alert Niagara are properly identified and all articles have a comment section attached.





Thursday, 3 January 2019

Under Government Control

What do you call it when Government controls the Citizen’s right to be heard?
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What do you call it when Government creates specific rules to stifle Citizen’s ability to present their concerns to their Council?
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What do you call it when your government uses their rules to prevent dissent from ever reaching the public through televised council meetings?
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How often does this happen? Hard to tell since citizen dissent is prevented by the government!
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We are aware of a inexcusable case where Major Ed Smith was prevented from making a valid presentation to the Niagara Regional Council for over a year, which in the end cost most of the regional councilors their job simply by not hearing dissent!
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Or the disgrace when the Council sent the Niagara Landowners Association back to their NPCA abusers.
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Polishing political image by denying freedom of speech worked well when no one was paying attention, but those days are over. Practitioners of disgraceful deceit must never again be allowed to be in a position of government authority.
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News Alert Niagara’ would like you to know that this spurious policy is still in place and is currently being used against Niagara Citizens.
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Here’s how it works: To make a presentation to Council you must make application, in writing, to speak to an item on the AGENDA by 09:00 AM on the Friday before the Thursday Council meeting. Your first problem lies in the fact that the AGENDA is not posted until the Monday following your application!
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In 2010 'News Alert Niagara' exposed the Niagara Regional Government when they tried to ban the Public from the Citizen’s public forum by publishing two unbelievable articles titled ‘Inventing Darkness’ followed by ‘Perpetuating Darkness’! 

http://www.niagarawinnerscircle.com/Inventing-Darkness.html

Equally as important as Citizens having the right to be heard is the fact that Niagara Citizens want to hear what is going on with their government as evidenced by the results of the 2018 election!
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By definition; a government that will not hear dissent delivers ignorance!

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