Special Report: Integrity Commissioner

Council Silence on Integrity Report Sends Three Damaging Messages

I do not know what a complete Integrigy Commissioner's report may say about the incident involving Councillor Lloyd Ferguson and Joey Coleman. I would like to find out.

By Laura Babcock
Published March 03, 2015

While I understand Council's hesitancy to speak up about the quality of the Integrity Commissioner report, what message does its silence send to the following people:

I do not know what a complete Integrigy Commissioner's report may say about this issue. I would like to find out.

What I do know is that if Council remains silent about this matter, it sends at least three damaging messages.

Council, you can do so much better.

This article is adapted from a letter to Council.

Laura Babcock is President and Owner of POWERGROUP Communications Inc, a national communications firm providing branding strategies, corporate communications, professional development training, and multimedia products since 1999.

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By Slugger (anonymous) | Posted March 03, 2015 at 15:44:47

What I want to know is why Joey didn't slug that old fart bully. Self-defense.

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By um (anonymous) | Posted March 03, 2015 at 15:49:23 in reply to Comment 109885

if someone grabs you by the arm and moves you backwards, punching them at that point would not be considered self defense.

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By Um yah (anonymous) | Posted March 03, 2015 at 17:25:54 in reply to Comment 109887

As someone with PTSD, anyone who would forcefully grab my arm and involuntarily move me backwards would trigger me to throw a punch. I'd understand if someone without PTSD reacted the same way, fight or flight. Defensible reaction.

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By Fackk (anonymous) | Posted March 04, 2015 at 12:20:47

He is going to donate $1000 to a charity? He should give that money to Joey/ support citizen journalism!!!

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By Fackk (anonymous) | Posted March 04, 2015 at 13:59:55

BTW, did the same integrity commissioner have a say about whether it was okay for Ferguson to vote on the King St. TOL whilst having vested interested in the taxi business?

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