The silent treatment

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The silent treatment: Changes proposed to public board’s delegate process

Delegations hoping to have their voices heard by Waterloo Region District School Board trustees may be facing new restrictions.

Among those restrictions — a limit on how often delegates can speak, a requirement for presentations to be submitted in full prior to the meeting and putting an end to unregistered delegates’ ability to speak, even if the majority of trustees vote to allow it. Read Article

Article by Paige Desmond
in the Waterloo Chronicle, April 4, 2012

One Response to The silent treatment

  1. Mark says:

    It is lesson time for Catherine Fife and the WRDSB trustees.
    #1 you are elected by the people to act For the People. Not to Shut them up when they disagree with your plans.
    #2 all of you at one time claimed in your campaigns to be willing to listen to and engage the parents of Waterloo region, now I know it is popular for our Politicians to claim they live on a river in Egypt…. But thanks to modern internet methods ( all above board) your past statements can be documented. ever heard of “Wayback Machine” Catherine?
    Sooooo maybe you might consider dropping this silly Gag order change in your bylaws and actually try working with the Parents who helped to get you elected in the first place.
    By the way more people signed the various petitions against your daycare plan then voted for any of you in the last election! if I were you that would be quite telling.
    I’m open to a coffee Catherine , John,Mary Lou et al anytime anyplace.

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