- Ed. Anstey
- May 04, 2013 - 17:59
roy you hit it right on the head, and if they want the bridge they should be willing to put some money into the project not take it out. what a bunch of ungrateful bastards.
- May 01, 2013 - 07:41
This certainly is a money (and political) grab. The "lobster syndrome" is alive, well, and prospering at the municipal level, and something should be done about it. There are far too many municipalities in the province fighting jealously with their neighbours over every asset this province has. For the most part, they've developed a mindset of jealousy, greed, lack of cooperation, and petty politics. All you hear from them is "give me the money." This often coming from 'towns" who can't even get enough people to run for office. They all want fire halls, for years, the province couldn't build a school in one community without offending another, so the schools often got built in the middle of nowhere. For years, we have tolerated a culture of "no co-oeration' with municipalities, and it has to stop. We are over-governed at the municipal level and at the provincial level, and we'll be in trouble until this basic systemic problem is resolved. The recent childish antics of Bill Hogan and his council personifies everything that's wrong with our system of government in this province
- April 30, 2013 - 22:14
This is not a money grab. Municipalities get the shaft from the province every day. Municipalities pay the province provincial sales tax (feds rebate the GST to municipalities) on all goods, services and infrastructure. Province will not pay municipalities for any taxes on its properties, federal government does. Municipalities are charged permits and fees by the province every day. If someone if not getting treated fairly here, its the Town of Placentia, its municipalities.
- Too Funny
- April 30, 2013 - 10:38
Is this a joke? The bridge is almost solely for the benefit of Placentia and it doesn't look like they're contributing anything. Not only is the town council ungrateful but they're trying to find ways to grab more money from provincial tax payers.
- April 30, 2013 - 07:00
The only talk should be, DO YOU WANT THE BRIDGE OR NOT.