Jojo Be 
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Re: “Just about everyone hates the new provincial budget

I can understand cut backs, belt tightening, and trying to get a balanced budget. Did we achieve a balanced budget? What does this budget achieve except piss people off. I can see a very short time in office for the liberals. I really wish we could hire people to run our province like you would hire for a CEO for a major company. Let's have headhunters get the best of the best, the smartest people in finance, and top CEO's to run our provinces and country. Make them accountable. They certainly aren't now. They run amuck for four years pretending to know what is best, screw things up and piss people off. Let's get real successfull people in these jobs for once.

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Posted by Jojo Be on 04/11/2015 at 5:26 PM

Re: “City lawyer hires a lawyer to fight city hall

Joblow I believe you must be very close to the situation you seem to know a lot more about the ins and outs about what happens within this office (equest??)!! It even seems like you were privy to their conversations the way you are talking. Makes me wonder who job low really is and why the municipality does not want Mrs Jones to run??????

That being said it is every parents right to have a year off with their child whether it is paid or topped up or not is up to the employer. I understand plain English and there really is no need to get nasty oe beligerant. My EI was never topped up but I choose to stay home on my leave of absence from my job for the full year on EI which I paid into to receive these benefits.

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Posted by Jojo Be on 09/15/2012 at 3:52 PM

Re: “City lawyer hires a lawyer to fight city hall

Maternity/Parental leave is not a term of employment but a right that is governed by the Federal government equal to all mothers and fathers equally. Some parents can choose to take full advantage of the years leave of absence from their jobs others may not. That is determined between the employee and employer before or during said leave. I am sure Mrs. Jones had such discussions with her employer. It still does not dictate in the elections act that she must ask for two leave of absences when currently on a leave of absence. When it says that, then I guess we have a problem.

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Posted by Jojo Be on 09/14/2012 at 8:30 PM

Re: “City lawyer hires a lawyer to fight city hall

In response to:

"Robbie - Ms Jones has been a lawyer for 15 years, her husband is a lawyer with the provincial department of Justice, and her father is a well known lawyer. The clerk is not a lawyer.

What part of this section of the Municipal Elections Act does she not understand ? :-

17C (1) A person who is an employee of a municipality, other than the chief administrative officer, and who intends to become a candidate shall take a leave of absence beginning not later than the day the person becomes a candidate.

(2) A person who

(a) is required by subsection (1) to take a leave of absence; or

(b) intends to become a candidate and wishes a leave of absence beginning sooner than required by the required leave of absence,shall apply for a leave of absence to the chief administrative officer of the municipality and the leave of absence shall be granted.

A prudent person who was unsure as to their eligibility would have applied for leave of absence from the CAO and there would have been no dispute. Leaving the filing of a nomination until the last day is not very prudent, especially when you have always been interested in politics at all 3 levels.
Her maternity leave is entirely seperate from the leave of absence to be a candidate and is social benefit to help raise the child rather than run around a district seeking votes.
I am happy to say I am in another district."


Apparently after being assured by Ms Mellet that she would not need to take a leave of absence while currently on a leave of absence, as it does not clearly state in the elections act that you must take two leaves of absence's as you have so clearly stated, Mrs. Jones was clearly not unsure of her eligibility in my opinion. Candidates frequently leave there filing till the last day for many reasons and need not be penalized or ridiculed for doing so, it must be nice to be perfect! What someone chooses to do on there maternity leave is there business. Trust me with 5 children she is very much raising them! I am not in her district but I wish I was!!!! She is to be commended!

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Posted by Jojo Be on 09/14/2012 at 6:38 PM

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