This One on Niagara, Ontario’s Regional Government and the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
A Brief Commentary from Niagara At Large reporter and publisher Doug Draper
Posted January 20th, 2018 on Niagara At Large
I am not a big fan of Twitter or Facebook, even though I have little choice but to link Niagara At Large up with these two social media venues to reach more readers.
As much as some of the photos of pet dogs and cats that people post on these venues are kind of cute, I find most of what I read on Twitter and Facebook to be rather shallow and mind-numbing. And it doesn’t help the case for Twitter to have the continual bombardment of insanity coming from the Tweeter-in-Chief in the White House either.
Yet every once in a while there is a Tweet that comes my way that pins the tail on the donkey when it comes to some of the really objectionable nonsense going on out there.
I found this one in my Inbox this January 19th from Emily Beth, a Niagara, Ontario resident and one of the more exception young people I’ve met in recent times who takes her responsibility as a voting citizen seriously enough to actually pay attention to what is going on in municipal politics.
Emily’s Tweet is about the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority’s board of directors and about the inordinate number of members from Niagara regional council that sit on that board, making it difficult for citizens to feel they will get a fair hearing if they go to the regional council with any complaints or concerns they have about the Conservation Authority.
Here is the Tweet –
1/3 of @NiagaraRegion Council, whose role it is to make development policies, make up 2/3 of the @NPCA_Ontario board, whose role it is to conserve our lands, ensure watershed health and be the stopgate for overdevelopment. This is bad policy at best. #Niagara #ONelection2018
Back to me.
Bad policy? I don’t see any need for a lengthy debate before seconding the conclusion Emily has reached in her Tweet when it comes to that.
Bad policy, for sure!
It’s pretty obvious that Emily Beth and a certain percentage of people across Niagara have already made up their minds that something has to be done about this bad policy – hopefully in this coming October’s municipal elections.
How long are the rest of you going to put up with it?
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