Wednesday, 22 November 2017

When is Corruption not Corruption?



Sitting through another court case in a long line of court cases involving the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority I was nearly floored when the case struggled to conclude whether or not the (NPCA) is or is not a government agency!


I thought I had seen it all when the NPCA Chair told the Wainfleet Town Council that the NPCA was a conservation agency as opposed to a preservation agency and now not a government agency at all but a charity!



For the NPCA to deny that they are a government agency just to attack a whistle blower is despicable!


To employ very expensive Toronto Lawyers with their 40 pounds of documents arguing every little nuance that the whistle blower should have determined the facts of his report by getting the NPCA side of information is ridiculous. Asking the NPCA for anything is, in itself, an exercise in futility. 


The NPCA has a foundation (NPCF) in which you must specifically inquire or go without answers.
 

The question has got to be; where is the NPCA Board of Directors on these matters or are they just a bunch of rubber stampers hog-tied by confidentiality contracts?



Are we to assume that it’s not Corruption when the corrupt NPCA says it’s not corruption?






Sunday, 19 November 2017

News from a 10 year old Jounalist


10 Year Old Journalist to 'Professionals': Do Whatever it Takes to Get to the Truth!

Hilda Lysiak Says “If you want me to stop covering news, then you get off your computers and do something about the news.”

Little Hilda Lysiak is absolutely correct that you are a journalist when you start covering the news! 

You cover the news in your own personal way, ignoring political  parties, professional affiliations,  public posture and with or without superfluous permission.  

'News Alert Niagara' was formed (2012) by Preston Haskell MPA, FPPO, F/PPOC as a more current effort to propagate news than the 'Mirror online' quarterly Magazine (2006), which morphed from hard copy (1991). 

'News Alert Niagara' suffers one great hurtle in garnering the actual facts in reporting the news. 

That great hurtle is the issue of secrecy! 

Secrecy is the shelter of criminals!

Secrecy is wrapped around sworn oaths and non-disclosure clauses that are more appropriate to the KKK than a civilized Government and/or Government Agency.

 'News Alert Niagara' offers a comment section below each and every story for news tips, comments and/or corrections.

Get Busy!


 

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Cabal of Deception

Dateline November 15, 2017: 
Place: Township of Wainfleet Council Chamber
Story: Continuing Deception NPCA
Perhaps without realizing it the board members are simply engaging in 'team playing' predicated on their Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority participation.  

The effects of 'team playing' as set up by our Government is disastrous when it comes to ignoring the concerns of the public. 

Case in point is the Township of Wainfleet council meeting of November 15, 2015.

Once again concerned Citizens braved a cold November evening to demonstrate with picket signs clearly expressing their displeasure with the NPCA.

With the help of excellent live streaming we can witness the NPCA chair first schmoozing the council and then complaining about citizen's
concerns followed by a questionable claim that the NPCA has changed.

The NPCA fudged his presentation with clever 
inaccurate, misleading and sometimes completely untrue statements.

Strange how easy it is for the NPCA to deceive our political leaders even in the face of Citizens who have lived under the horrors of this agency. 

The NPCA makes grandiose claims while describing Citizens as 'fringe groups of complainers'

It is extraordinary that so much time and effort has gone into providing accurate information to our political leaders who have completely ignored their constituents, while blindly accepting the Machiavellian version of the NPCA.


You can witness the second presenter NPCA CEO Mark Brickell launch into an astonishing diatribe of braggadocio regarding the NPCA's efforts in 'Empire Building'!
Even in the face of the third presenter Mr. Ed Smith directly challenging the misleading inaccuracies spouted by the NPCA Presenters, two of the four Councilors still bought into the NPCA version.

You will notice that the tie vote was broken by none other than Mayor Jeffs who is the Conservative Party candidate for Welland MPP and an NPCA Board Member




Friday, 17 November 2017

Agency of Corruption



On November 13, 2017 an open letter to the board members of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) offering to get the Board’s side of the ‘Study in Corruption’.


The offer was made because the NPCA charged that the ‘Study in corruption’ failed to get the NPCA’s side of the story.


The offer was only read by three board members.


CAO Mark Brickell denied the delegate presentation offer citing that Board members giving their side and expressing their opinions would be “slanderous”







Thursday, 16 November 2017

Secrecy is Killing Society


During the Niagara Region Audit Committee Meeting 11-14-2017 Chair Caslin asked that his name be removed from the loan granted to the Town of Pelham predicated on the fact that the Town of Pelham failed to produce vital financial information in requesting the loan through the Region. 

With the exception of Pelham Mayor Augustine, the Audit Committee Members reacted negatively to the discovery of alleged debt disclosures  coming to light with the financial arrangements as officially reported by the town of Pelham.

The debt disclosers only cane to light with the resignation of Pelham Council Member Marvin Junkin over undue secrecy and what he consider unethical conduct hidden behind the closed doors of in camera meetings.

At the 1:25:22 Minute Mark of the video Councillor Bob Gale raised the alarm that Pelham’s Mayor August would try to attack whistle blower Junkin for exposing alleged financial corruption.


Sure enough the following evening the mayor of Pelham called a Special Meeting of Council_Nov15_2017 to produce the Town’s lawyer to give chapter and verse as to the consequences of leaking information from an ‘in-camera session’. Video of Pelham Meeting


The Town’s Lawyer failed the address the character of councilors or board members that refuse to disclose corrupt of criminal activity. 

It goes without saying the overcrowded gallery of concerned Citizens let the Mayor know that his conduct made him appear about as popular as a skunk at a picnic. 


Spectators vociferously demanded to know which of the two secret summer audits would be reported on November 29, 2017audits. 


The Mayor refused to answer.