Doug Griffiths

CP/Bill Graveland

Apologizes For Fiasco

EDMONTON - Alberta's municipal affairs minister has apologized publicly to rural politicians for the fiasco around a bill to reorganize regional planning.Doug Griffiths says the bill was so rushed whe...
Castanet

Civility in Local Council Fiefdoms? Yeah Right.

Small-town B.C. may be facing a plague of what disgraced former U.S. vice president Spiro Agnew called the "nattering nabobs of negativity" -- or at least that's what a number of B.C. mayors and their supporters would have you believe. One B.C. mayor went so far as to criticize citizens for contacting the media and provinvial watchdog groups (including IntegrityBC), claiming that no one in his administration would ever stoop to such a dastardly deed.