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LETTER: Citizen 'angry, disheartened and embarrassed' by Oro-Medonte council decision

Council's decision to fire the integrity commissioner is 'even more alarming and shocking,' says frustrated Oro-Medonte letter writer
2021-05-26 Oro-Medonte council
Coun. Cathy Keane, top centre, speaks Wednesday, May 26, 2021, during an Oro-Medonte council meeting.

BarrieToday welcomes letters to the editor at Please include your daytime phone number and address (for verification of authorship, not publication). The following letter is in response to a story titled 'Oro-Medonte council opts not to reprimand Keane, then fires integrity commish' published on May 26. 

In my opinion, the response of the Oro-Medonte council to the Principles Integrity report reflects badly on all who voted not to reprimand Coun. Cathy Keane for her egregious behaviour.

The decision to instead dismiss the integrity commissioner, trying in vain to fulfil their mandate to hold the councillors accountable for their actions and to the voters they work for, is even more alarming and shocking to me.

I am angry, disheartened and embarrassed to be a resident of Oro-Medonte.

It seems to me that, with very few exceptions, the Oro-Medonte councillors are a group out of control with no moral compass. (The election of) 2022 cannot come soon enough.

Diana Gerrard
Oro-Medonte Township