Anna Mehler Paperny and Jamie Sturgeon – Global News
To get a sense of just how central a role the company formerly known as RIM plays in Waterloo’s civic psyche, you could start at the city’s homepage: The first image that greets you is a coterie of glossy Blackberrys (Z10s, in case you’re wondering).
Friday, July 6, 2012 – Globe and Mail
ANNA MEHLER PAPERNY
Financial showdowns between police and the cities paying them can be nasty. And they’re getting nastier: Across Canada, budgetary games of chicken are playing out between cash-strapped cities and police forces that argue they’re taking on more than they ever have – and need the cash to back it.
The mayor of Peterborough, Ont., has been locked out of two meetings of the police board, on which he sits, after a rare move by council to reject a funding request and slice the force’s budget on its own. Reports this week suggested the board may have asked Ontario’s Civilian Police Commission to remove the mayor entirely.