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Gareth and Gary Doyle on the Hamilton Police fiasco

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December 15, 2013
Gareth and Gary Doyle on the Hamilton Police fiasco

Check out the interview Gareth Neilson, our Communications Director, has with Gary Doyle Listen Here
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Hamilton’s Sick Time and Vacation Payouts

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December 11, 2013

We submitted a FIO request to the City of Hamilton and got this document in return. Note the interesting comments from a city manager in the margins HCL City Treasurer Presentation Hamilton – OPEB Costs – COH Response to B Tufts_FS Ret Benefit
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Now thats a politician who gets it

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October 25, 2013
Now thats a politician who gets it

We are a non-partisan organization but appreciate those who support our efforts. Vic Fedeli is the former mayor of North Bay and now the finance critic for the PC’s in Ontario. When he was mayor he worked for $1 a year and donated his mayor’s salary to charity. Here is a series of articles...
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OMERS Campaign Media Release

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October 16, 2013
OMERS Campaign Media Release

For Immediate Release OMERS Pension Crisis will put all cities in hot water                                                                  October 16, 2013  There is a serious crisis with...
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Letter to Mayors and Councillors

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October 16, 2013
Letter to Mayors and Councillors

Major Changes Needed at OMERS There is a serious crisis with the pension plan for municipal employees in the province OMERS. The shortfall in the pension of $10 Billion will cause problems for Ontario cities who are starting to be financially stressed from the 2008 market crash. Contributions to the OMERS Pension Plan have...
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Guelph Pension Crisis…. Who us Worry??? Nah taxpayers have it covered!

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September 13, 2013

  The pension funds at the U of Guelph  have been in terrible shape for some time. It has continued to get worse as management does nothing to solve the problem. Of course senior management gets the biggest and juiciest pensions of all. There is no way out of the pension catastrophe without major...
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August 1, 2013

Let’s Call City Hall Let’s Call City Hall is a Hamilton Civic League initiative designed to increase Hamiltonians’ understanding of and participation in local government. City government is the level of government that is closest to its citizens – it is responsible for making policies and decisions that directly affect daily life in your...
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HAMILTON CITY SLACKERS

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January 30, 2013
HAMILTON CITY SLACKERS

          See Gareth on Sun News with Brian Lilley discussing the problem in Hamilton where 29 employees were laid off for the City of Hamilton used video surveillance and GPS records of city vehicles to investigate 31 employees for “neglect of duties, time theft and breach of trust,” according to...
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City of Kitchener Budget Presentation

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January 8, 2013
City of Kitchener Budget Presentation

The Budget presentations for the City of Kitchener were on January 7, 2012 Click here for the media release that was sent out City of Kitchener Budget Presentations Click here for the Power Point Presentation  City of Kitchener compensation expenses REV Jan 4 Click here for Gareth’s interview on the Gary Doyle show to...
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Presentation to the House of Commons Finance Committee

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December 26, 2012
Presentation to the House of Commons Finance Committee

    Here is the opening statement to the Finance committee when we presented in November 2012, Finance Committee Opening Statement You can see it recorded here at 1:46:10 Video Recording Compare it to last year’s presentation to the same committee. 2011 Opening Statement  
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