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Mississauga News - Aug 13, 2009 - Letter by Ian L. Smith.
Dear Editor: Re: Councillor slams questioner, The News, Aug. 7.
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Think About It Aug 14, 2009 9:04 AM
Iíve reviewed the instant replay on Andrews Smithís Facebook several times and itís a worse nightmare for the citizens, like myself , Don Barber, Antonio Baptistsa and now whole party affiliation to be pre judged by a self regulated closed door meeting specifically set up to promote willful hatred.
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Uatu Aug 14, 2009 2:29 AM
It appears itís true that a politicianís worst nightmare is an informed citizen.
Mr. Smith: I see you're familiar with our Muse.
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The Mississauga Muse Aug 14, 2009 2:21 AM
To citizens, especially Youth who have a concern/complaint about the City of Mississauga: If you want your correspondence kept confidential, then yes, email Mayor and Councillors only. BUT --if you believe other citizens may benefit from your words or you just want your concern for the public record, Mr. Smith is correct. Make sure you cc the City Clerk! Many of my emails begin with "[cc: to City Clerk. DO NOT ERASE. I WISH THIS TO BE A PUBLIC DOCUMENT WITH OPEN ACCESS TO ANYONE REQUESTING THIS THROUGH FREEDOM OF INFORMATION. OPEN ACCESS INCLUDES MY CONTACT INFORMATION AS WELL AS MY NAME] It won't help with accountability, but other citizens can document how your complaints were ignored (which I've confirmed on behalf of others through Freedom of Information). And whatever you do, DO NOT USE Public.Info@mississauga.ca! City Staff can (and will!) hide their identities when they write back!
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