Oakville Homes

July 25, 2010

Whose pocket is your politician in?


Yes, I know.  It’s too early to really be thinking of elections.  Who wants to ruin the relaxing times of our summer thinking of elections coming up in the cold of November.  Well, now is the time to be looking at your incumbents and how they have been voting.  Are they pro community, business, development, select groups or, those who give them the free press through donations?

Just how have our incumbents used their power to further the community they serve, the business/developers they mingle with or, those select groups they favour?  And don’t just check the incumbents.  Look at who is going to run.  Are they former mayors or councillors who got voted out of the feeding trough and want back in to help out their buddies or, are they former politicians that want another kick at the cat to make positive change?  Make sure you look at their previous record as a politician rarely changes their spots, so to speak.  In some cases, stripes.

For those spending their time awaiting their new home or, out there pounding the pavement in search of a new home, what the politicians do will affect how you will enjoy your home.

In my case, former mayor of Oakville, Ann Mulvale did nothing about the Mattamy issue I brought forward.  Mattamy was a donator of money to her Wellspring cause.  Her actions affected how I enjoyed my new home.

Do you want a politician that allows the destruction of wetlands for the monetary gain by developers?  You may consider yourself eco-aware but, in pushing for that new home, do you mind the environmental damage that was done to allow you to move into that nice area?  How many people knew that Mattamy did environmental damage in Ottawa but pushed for their homes in Kanata Fairwinds

Who you vote for will shape your future community.  How it is formed, shaped, designed and built is a direct result of how politicians look after their community responsibilities.  Will a donation to their project give the developers the edge in what they want or, will they make sure policies are developed and enforced that ensure a properly built community?  No matter how you design it, developers want profit and their designs relate this philosophy.  Politicians are forced to allow growth but, they can shape that growth to the betterment of all who will live there.  Peter Gilgan did not become a billionaire by looking after other people – he ensured his policies achieved maximum profit or, any expenditures got free press etc.  How often you do see donations given press releases but you see little press about the problems? 

Why is that? 

Newspapers rely on advertising and advertising is king.  I’ve been there – free press and journalism only works if the subject isn’t paying the freight in advertising.  The Ottawa environmental charges broke first in this blog, long before it hit the mainstream, Mattamy supported via advertising press.

Come November, make sure you vote for someone who will work for you.  Ask the right questions and inquire about their record.  Mulvale supports big business Ford and their selling of prime land adjacent to residential land for a power generator.  Hmmmmm.  Mulvale supported Mattamy in its quest to build and not always to code – at least in my case.    

Whose pocket is your politician in?  You voted for them – it should be the voters pocket.
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