– Voltaire 1694 – 1778
It will be a pleasure to welcome Ms. Atwood and perhaps some of her friends to our nearly 200 year old community.
The cancer-like urban sprawl plan threatens farmland, the Minesing Wetlands, Springwater Park, forced hook-ups for sewer and water for all Midhurst and out-of-sight tax bills for all Springwater Township residents for decades into the future.
As reported by AWARE Simcoe on March 26th, Yes! Midhurst petiton tops 5.000:
Final push joined by Atwood in Twitter feed
Today, the 5,000th person signed the petition to save the village of Midhurst (population 3,500), preserve the 756 hectares of surrounding farmland and stop the proposed effluent discharge into the Willow Creek and the internationally treasured Minesing Wetlands.
And the count of those opposed to the Midhurst Secondary Plan, which would expand the Midhurst population to 28,000, continues to rise.
The final Twitter push from Save Midhurst Now proclaiming that only 13 signatures were needed was re-tweeted in the early hours today by author Margaret Atwood, who has pledged to visit Midhurst and do a workshop at a nearby high school if 5,000 people sign the petition.
The Midhurst residents’ group has unveiled a new video and song in support of the cause. Click here to view it.
Congratulations to everyone, especially Margaret Prophet and all her crack public relations associates at the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association.
Find below a message I received at 1:48 pm today from WordPress.com showing (presumably) that Mr. Brad Sokach is now receiving each of my posts on voteLesStewart.ca by email.
The last business card that I have for Mr. Sokach P.Eng., his position and duties is here:
The 6 weblogs/wikis that I have solely written on since February 2008 have had 1,893,461 views.
Disclosure: I am a candidate for Deputy Mayor in the township Oct 27, 2014 municipal election.
The Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure) Act, 2000 exists because of Martin. He draws people together is a way only an Irish immigrant could.
I would suggest ALL franchisees, everywhere, who know enough to value the legal protections that “good faith, fair dealings and commercially reasonable” might give to their life, recognize this, faith-filled parliamentarian’s fearless role in not managing but eradicating predatory industry practices, starting in 1996.
As reported in the Sault Star, NDP colleagues offer words of support after Tony Martin hospitalized after suffering stroke:
The longtime NDP politician and anti-poverty activist reportedly suffered the stroke Sunday.
Bud Wildman, former provincial cabinet minister and a close friend, said doctors are hopeful Martin, 65, will recover.
He said Martin’s family is by his side.
“I’m concerned for my friend. He’s a strong person. I’m hoping he’ll make a full recovery,” said Wildman.
My thoughts are with Bud, Madge, Karen and Jacques and especially Anna and their children.