Integrity Commissioner Guy Giorno accused of being “in Council’s back pocket”

The Madawaska Valley Council is about to consider whether to offer new contracts to its two current Integrity Commissioners, Guy Giorno, and Expertise for Municipalities (E4m). Their current four-year terms end on December 15 which will require CAO Sue Klatt to prepare a report to Council with her recommendations. Above: …

Court of Appeal confirms MV not entitled to a gagging order against The Current

Madawaska Valley Council and the Township have suffered another setback in their attempt to stop a lawsuit against them alleging abuse of power and defamation brought by The Current and its owners. They had appealed the Decision of Justice Doyle dated August 6 2021 which dismissed MV’s attempt to “strike …

SWC appoints leading sexual abuse lawyer to spearhead Lieflander investigation

Following publicity surrounding sexual abuse allegations against former music teacher Uwe Lieflander who was employed at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College, (2007-2017), SWC announced in early August that it would arrange for an independent investigation. On December 2, The Current received a media release advising that SWC has retained …

Farewell Peter Benner

“Have you ever had a nice baked cod, Peter?” “Yes! In fact, I was treated to a fine homemade meal once featuring baked cod. The host was from Newfoundland and talked about how the cod industry was decimated by overfishing.” “Yeah, that hurt a lot of people.” “It sure did, …

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College to investigate its handling of Uwe Lieflander

Exclusive to The Current In January 2019 multiple news sources reported that Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College’s (SWC) former assistant professor of music Uwe Lieflander had been charged by Ottawa Police with sexual assault. The charges relate to offences alleged to have occurred in 2016 and 2017. Lieflander was …

Court hears BLR request to remove Councillor Budarick from office

As previously reported by The Current, last November Brudenell Lyndoch Raglan Township (BLR) commenced a Superior Court application under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act (MCIA) against Councillor Andrea Budarick (at right above). The claim which was commenced by BLR’s Integrity Commissioner, Peggy Young-Lovelace of E4m (above left), asks the …

Resident claims BLR Integrity Commissioner lacks integrity

The Brudenell Lyndoch Raglan (BLR) Integrity Commissioner, Ms. Peggy Young-Lovelace of the Sudbury consulting firm E4m Solutions Inc., was criticized on April 7th when a resident spoke during a public council meeting. BLR resident Mike McCloskey accused E4m of making false statements, misusing its authority to influence council and ultimately …

Staggered bells and buses

OPINION Bus Consortium to parents: ‘We regret that this will cause disruption to people’s lives.’ Full disclosure: I am a father of two children, 6 and 4 years old respectively, who are enrolled at Killaloe Public School. When I first found out about the newly proposed staggered bus system, an …

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