Regional coun­cil a cir­cus act

The Standard (St. Catharines) - - OPINION -

It is a shame that the peo­ple of Ni­a­gara have to put up with the cir­cus called Ni­a­gara Re­gion. It could use a name change, maybe Haz­zard County North.

St. Catharines Coun. Andy Petrowski has said he has met the re­quire­ments of sen­si­tiv­ity train­ing and the first re­turn email to a re­porter is ex­actly the op­po­site of the so­called train­ing. Re­porter Grant LaFleche, take no heed of the com­ments and keep re­port­ing the lo­cal po­lit­i­cal scene.

Petrowski keeps re­fer­ring to Chris­tian ways so after speak­ing so many times in a nar­row and name call­ing venue against any­one who does not agree with him, I can­not see the Chris­tian val­ues he so of­ten speaks of. He filed pa­pers and a le­gal chal­lenge and then billed the tax­payer for the trip to Wel­land. Most work­ing peo­ple who live Ni­a­gara have to travel to dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions for their em­ploy­ers do not get the lux­ury of mileage paid. I lived in St. Catharines and had to re­port to work at a lo­ca­tion in Port Col­borne, no mileage for me.

We need an au­dit of regional coun­cil and re­call leg­is­la­tion put in place real soon, for the bet­ter­ment of the peo­ple of Ni­a­gara. How about show­ing the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of the trained per­son who said Petrowski should be al­lowed back on coun­cil or is this just his word?

As Queen­ston was the found­ing lo­ca­tion for re­spon­si­ble gov­ern­ment in Canada al­most 200 years ago, I can only ask what hap­pened.

John Hunt Ni­a­gara Falls

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