Keep Question period

Keep Question periodA parallel can be drawn between the developing SNC Lavalin drama and Portage la Prairie City Council whom tonight may likely vote to eliminate Question Period as part of its bi-monthly meeting format. It’s all about being able to ask questions! Federal Liberals and conservatives on both sides of the SNC Lavalin argument are trying…

City council to give first reading to kill question period tonight

City council to give first reading to kill question period tonightUnbelievable! Nothing less can be said about any political body at any level that purposely stifles any avenue of communication with those who put them in office. It is inconceivable, even unconscionable that Portage la Prairie city council would consider eliminating Question Period from its regularly scheduled meetings. Yet that’s what Portage la Prairie will…

City council would consider eliminating question period

City council would consider eliminating question periodDuring the Nov. 13 city council meeting’s question period, Mr. James Kostuchuk asked Mayor Ferris if council would consider eliminating question period due to 'grandstanding' by the public. Mayor Ferris answered ‘yes, they would’.  To see his question and Mayor Ferris's reply, you can watch the video on the city's YouTube channel (1:16:46). Having attended…