so my city's mayor was removed from office over a rather small conflict of interest escalated by his stubborn refusal to heed the integrity commissioner or read the fucking city council handbook, days after he skipped a court date (for a separate libel suit) to coach high school football
- he’ll be back in court because his campaign finances are being audited
- we’re either having a by-election, which he may or may not be able to run in, we have no idea
- or a councillor appointed to serve as interim mayor; could very well be the guy who is literally grampa simpson
do you see why I get distracted from science fiction
What they're asking for
The federal government has already said that the 2012 budget is going to be very lean, as they move towards their plan of balancing the budget. But that doesn’t stop all kinds of individuals and groups from asking for everything from minor legislative changes right up to cold hard cash.
The Standing Committee on Finance kicked off their 2012 pre-budget consultations back in June, with written briefs due by August 12.
The Finance Committee advised would-be submitters:
…bearing in mind the fiscal situation of the federal government, the Committee is interested in receiving the views of individuals and groups about four primary issues: how to achieve a sustained economic recovery in Canada, how to create quality sustainable jobs, how to ensure relatively low rates of taxation, and how to achieve a balanced budget. In particular, the thoughts and suggestions of Canadians about how to attain high levels of job growth and business investment in order to ensure shared prosperity and a high standard of living for all are being sought.
Here’s what I hope will be an evergreen list of what people are asking for, and links to the submissions.