Since 2012 South Glengarry Township denied access to Public Records – including Election Records. This is JustWrong.
Since 2012 the Township, Mayor & Deputy Mayor, assisted by Lawyer Eldon Horner, represented to the Ontario Superior Court that MFIPPA was required to access Municipal Election Records.
Then they sued me – a resident and taxpayer. As a “Vexatious Litigant” for making Freedom of Information Requests! (Page 5 para m) )
Finally in 2019 Justice R Leroy dismissed their suit, after asking “Can we agree that MFIPPA is NOT required to access Municipal Election Records?”
Finally they admitted to the Court – NO MFIPPA is not required.
But the Mayor & Deputy Mayor, just voted to start new litigation – unless I agree to take One ($1.00) to release them from damages for their dismissed meritless lawsuit.
A few facts: Lawyer Horner’s letter “Municipality will only respond to properly submitted written requests pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information Act”
They even called the OPP! Is this RUSSIA?
South Glengarry, and its officers, Mayor Frank Prevost, Deputy Mayor Lyle Warden, Councillors Mr Lang, Mr McDonnell, Ms Jaworski are spending tens of thousands of dollars on lawyers rather than providing access to Public Records – even Election Records. Access to Public Records is provided by every Ontario law governing municipalities.
Do you want your TAX dollars used to CONTINUE to pay a Lawyer to deny residents, taxpayers right of access to Election Records? FOI requests.
Is this the council you want? Is this a good use of Public TAX dollars? Do you want to CONTINUE to pay lawyer Eldon Horner with YOUR TAX dollars?
Spending tens of thousands on a lawyer to deny access to Municipal Election Records is contrary to the Act, and is a misuse of public funds
Do you want to support Mayor lan Mcleod, Deputy Mayor Frank Prevost, Councillors Lyle Warden, Trevor Bougie and Bill McKenzie to CONTINUE to waste YOUR TAX DOLLARS?
Why? because they WANTED to deny access to Election Records, LAWFUL access to public records? Because they wanted to deny access to THEIR expenses?
PLEASE STOP THIS INSANITY… please share this post
Please sign my petition: https://www.change.org/p/mayor-southglengarry-com-council-respect-taxpayer-s-rights
AFTER the email below from Clerk Campeau – the Township is still abusing the court system against taxpayers and residents.
From: Kelli Campeau <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 10:50 AM
Subject: Election Records
To: Bundy Szabo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Bryan Brown <email@example.com>
Good Morning Mr. Szabo,
Upon further review and consideration of your complaint submitted June 17th, 2018, you may attend the Township office to view Elections Records.
You are welcome to come inspect the records during regular business hours. Please note that the only records that are available for inspection pertain to the 2014 municipal election, as any previous election records have already been destroyed as per the Township’s Records Retention By-law 06-17.
Clerk 6 Oak Street, Box 220 Lancaster, Ontario, K0C 1N0
T: 613-347-1166 ext. 223| F: 613-347-3411
GONE: Ian Mcleod Trevor BOUGIE and Bill MCKENZIE who would rather PAY lawyers than uphold taxpayer rights!
Thank you to runner ups: Claude BOURCIER Joanne HIGH Glenn PATTON Jo-Ann PERIARD Hanz SCHULZ David SMALL Duncan WIGHTMAN