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THE TRUTH ABOUT

EX- UNION MONTREAL LEADER

MR. RICHARD DESCHAMPS



PUBLISHED FOR YOUR OPINION AT:



BREAKING NEWS.

October 1, 2013

RICHARD DESCHAMPS (LaSalle borough councilor) RE-EXPOSED


" GET ELECTED AND CHANGE IT !!! "



RE-EXPOSED IN THE NAME OF PUBLIC INTEREST BEFORE THE NOVEMBER 3, 2013
LASALLE MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS,


PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO AND TELL US WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT MR. DESCHAMPS CONDUCT.

 

 

 
LASALLE WEBDIFFUSION DEBATE in 2015, 2016 & 2017.
 

LaSalle continues to resist democracy.

Once again, this offer is identical to our offer in 2013 (see below)

Consequently, even after two years of "thinking it over" LaSalle borough mayor, Manon Barbe,

REFUSED OUR FREE OFFER.

Mayor Barbe insists on LaSalle being one of the last four boroughs to embrace web diffusion.

Since our last attempt in 2013,

15 out of 19 boroughs are currently web diffusing their monthly borough council meetings in Montreal.

This is being done in the best efforts of promoting and practicing participatory democracy.

Unfortunately, The only four boroughs still stuck in reverse are:

Anjou
LaSalle
St Laurent
St Leonard

Will these last four boroughs FINALLY get with the times, or:

Are we still playing politics ???

To be continued in January 2016

To read the full history of this debate, please scroll down to the archives below.

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Wednesday November 14, 2012

MONTREAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE VICE PRESIDENT RICHARD DESCHAMPS

EXPOSED !!!


ATTENTION ALL CITIZENS OF MONTREAL,

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE RECORDING AND THE TRUTH ABOUT RICHARD DESCHAMPS


 

                    NOW FOR THE UNCENSORED TRUTH ABOUT
                               MR. RICHARD DESCHAMPS

                                                                                   
                                                            
                           
wITHOUT PREJUDICE

November 16, 2012
by Joseph Pugliese


I am officially launching this page on democratique.ca to voice my total objection to the candidacy of Richard Deschamps for Interim Mayor of Montreal with reason that I will explain in a few brief moments. 

As we may all know, Mr. Richard Deschamps is one of six councilors in the LaSalle borough and a Union Montreal member, as well as Vice-President of the Montreal Executive Committee.

What some of us probably don’t know is that Mr. Deschamps is a strong voice of opposition to the notion of transparency and the many requests made to Mayor Manon Barbe by citizens, including myself, to allow recordings at the LaSalle borough council meetings during question period.

Only recently has Mr. Deschamps changed his tone on the subject of recording borough council meetings for reasons beyond my knowledge or perhaps due to the upcoming interim mayor election ?

Still to date, Mr Deschamps has no clear vision or solution toward this issue nonetheless.
 
Furthermore and Still to date, Mayor Manon Barbe of LaSalle has repeatedly rejected ALL REQUESTS stating firmly that it is a LaSalle borough regulation and also stated  "as long as her team is in power until November 2013, there will be no recording of council meetings in LaSalle. 

Recording LaSalle borough council meetings is clearly the transparent and democratic way to set the record straight and to equally watchdog our council meetings in order to establish accountability.

Mr. Deschamps’s lack of transparency is due to the simple fact that LaSalle citizens are currently faced with 7 on 7 Union Montreal representatives that offer no real cooperative solution towards facing this issue of transparency versus the reality of censorship in lasalle borough council meetings. 

The most disappointing results coming out of the Charbonneau commission revolve around UNION MONTREAL’s lack of transparency.  To add insult to injury, Montrealers are now confronted with yet another possible Union Montreal candidate Richard Deschamps to serve as their Interim Mayor in a final attempt to change 4 quarters for a loonie?


Mr. Richard Deschamps has clearly told some citizens including myself who approached him that if they don’t agree with the recording restriction by-law, then they should get elected and change it! 

GET ELECTED AND CHANGE IT !!!

WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN TO A CITIZEN ???

 

In order to set the record straight I would like to expose this full audio copy which lasts no more than 60 seconds of the conversation which took place between myself and Mr Richard Descham  ps.On June 6, 2011, I attended, for the first time, the LaSalle Borough council meeting.

I approached Mr. Deschamps and introduced myself politely, which started a conversation regarding the democratic process in LaSalle council meetings,  While attempting to ask a question,
Mr. Deschamps clearly interrupts me and rudely tells me the following words:

 
"Sir, get elected and change it"


laughing profusely as he walks away.

How could Mr. Deschamps say this to a citizen the very first time he meets him ???

Does a citizen deserve to be treated in this most unprofessional manner by our elected officials ?

For this reason, It is imperative that our first conversation be exposed at this very moment via broadcast and the press to the citizens of Montreal. This must be done with the intention of voicing the whole truth about Mr Deschamps repeated opposition to the issue of transparency and dissenting voices of opposition.


What is Mr. Richard Deschamps hidden agenda ? 

Why does he shy away from transparency?


You be the judge !   After all, we are the citizens !


To listen to the recording of Mr. Richard Deschamps, click below,



For the record, This recording  of our conversation is in full compliance with the one party consent laws depicted in the Criminal Code of Canada regarding the recording of one’s personal conversations. This recording does not infringe for the simple fact that the conversation took place following the adjournment of the council meeting, nullifying any by-law which governs the decorum of lasalle council meetings.


Now We all expect that the Mayor of Montreal’s role will now be to put democracy, transparency and the citizens’ concerns at the top of his or her political agenda once and for all.

My question is as follows:

Mr. Deschamps,  do you expect to practice clear democracy and transparency at this level in government, when you are known to be against dissenting and opposing voices in the LaSalle borough council meetings?

With all due respect, if you answer yes to this question, you must certainly have a Master’s Degree in Hypocrisy.  


Mr. Deschamps, with all this said, will you now step down the podium and reconsider your candidacy including a public apology to the people for the sake of being sincere to the citizens of Montreal and yourself. This all after the recording has now been exposed ?


What do you think about Mr Richard Deschamps attiitude towards the public on the subject of transparency and democracy ?
 

TELL OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS WHAT YOU THINK !!!


     ------ UPDATE -----


Friday November 16, 2012 at 10 AM,

Extraordinary Montreal Council Meeting and Interim Mayor Election.


Montreal City Hall situated at:


275 Rue Notre Dame (Metro Station Champ de Mars)


At this meeting November 16, I, Joseph Pugliese ATTEMPTED TO:  


Present this audio tape and democratique.ca during public question period to Mr Richard Deschamps in hopes that he apologizes to the public for his lack of respect towards the citizens and retracts his candidacy for Mayor.

The council was also voting for interim mayor where Mr. Richard Deschamps was a running candidate versus Mr. Michael Applebaum.
 
For the record, I was number fourteen (14) out of fifteen (15) registered citizens on the question period list. In order to get a turn at the microphone, you must first win a drawing . Upon arrival at the meeting, each citizen is given a ticket that will be drawn to determine who gets a chance to speak to the council.
 
Since the question period only lasts one hour, the council has the option to extend the period fifteen minutes providing there is a REASONABLE amount of citizens still waiting to be heard. In my case, we were only two citizens left giving no reason why the council would not allow the extention.


Was it due to the time surpassing the given hour, or is there more to it ? 


Would fifteen more minutes have really delayed the meeting when Richard Deschamps was given the time that citizens left out of question period were deprived of ?


Mr Deschamps capitalized on this time with a long and self righteous speech about how he works towards democracy and change, not to mention how open he is to opposition.

DID SOMEONE VISIT DEMOCRATIQUE.CA BEFORE MY TURN AND MAKE CERTAIN THIS PROOF IS NOT EXPOSED RIGHT BEFORE THE ELECTION ?

P
ERHAPS MR DESCHAMPS WAS PAINTING A VERY BROAD PICTURE OF HOW DEMOCRATIC HE IS WITH THE CITIZENS DURING THIS MEETING.

ALL THIS WHILE DEMOCRATIQUE.CA WAS WAITING TO EXPOSE THE TRUTH ABOUT HIS DEMOCRATIC WAYS TOWARDS THE CITIZENS OF LASALLE IN JUST MINUTES AWAY?



TELL US WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THIS !!
 

BY THE 2013 LASALLE MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS,

THE WHOLE TRUTH ABOUT RICHARD DESCHAMPS WILL BE EXPOSED
TO THE CITIZENS OF LASALLE !!!



BECAUSE THE CITIZENS OF LASALLE DESERVE TO KNOW THE TRUTH !!!

IN THE MEANTIME, PLEASE KEEP POSTED !!!

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SÉCURITÉ FERROVIAIRE
TRAIN SAFETY IN LASALLE



Cette page a été construit dans les efforts de sensibilisation 
en ce qui concerne les déraillements possibles et les accidents évitables. 


Le pont ferroviaire est adjacent au pont Mercier situé sur le boulevard LaSalle, 
  à quelques pas de L'hôtel de ville LaSalle et de nombreuses maisons d'habitation. 

Ce n'est pas un secret que des nombreuses trains transportant des liquides non marquées passent à travers l'arrondissement de LaSalle sur une base régulière avec la cause majeure de 
préoccupation si un de ces trains devrait dérailler.

Ces trains passent au-dessus de l'eau et de la terre en mettant de nombreux habitants de 
LaSalle et d'autres communautés à risque en transportant des 

liquides / produits chimiques inconnus dans notre quartier.

Au cours de la séance du conseil d'arrondissement a LaSalle en Mai 2013,
 la mairesse Manon Barbe
 assure le public que dans le cas d'une telle catastrophe,
 LaSalle a 
un comité industriel en place qui travaille en collaboration 
avec nos services d'urgence locaux. 


La mairesse a également déclaré que la comité fonctionne des simulations de catastrophe 
régulièrement afin d'assurer une protection maximale pour les citoyens.
 

Actuellement, les quartiers résidentiels, comme LaSalle, y compris de nombreuses
 autres 
villes, villages, réserves et arrondissements, doivent aussi bien supporter
cette
 risque insensé à la charge de tout le monde! 



Au nom de tous les citoyens concernés de LaSalle je dis: 

Mairesse Manon Barbe 

S'IL VOUS PLAÎT

Arrêter ces trains de passer à travers notre arrondissement !
 



C'est le temps que nos élus TRAVAIL AVEC LES CITOYENS 
pour eviter tout accidents comme tel. 



Cette page est dédiée à la mémoire de toutes les victimes et les familles touchées par les 
événements tragiques de Lac-Mégantic, Québec, y compris de nombreux autres  
accidents ferroviaires insensées qui ont coûté un trop grand nombre de vies. 

Le samedi 6 Juillet 2013, aux environs de 01h20, la ville de Lac-Mégantic, 
Québec a été frappé par un train sans pilote rempli de pétrole brut. 

Ce train a parcouru librement sur une pente pendant 11 kilomètres avant de s'écraser
sur le centre-ville de cette petite communauté (population de 6000), suivi par
 le feu et
 explosions qui ont rasé le centre-ville et ont fait plus de 40 victimes. 

Au cours de la seance de conseil d'arrondissement a LaSalle en Mai 2013 , Joseph Pugliese 
de DEMOCRATIQUE.CA a soulevé l'inquiétude sur le plan d'action a LaSalle  
dans le cas qu'un train transportent des liquides deraille dans notre arrondissement. 



Cela à été dit moins de 2 mois avant la tragedie survenu à Lac-Mégantic, Québec. 


Pour cette raison, il est impératif que nos élus travaillent envers 
une solution permanente afin d'assurer que l'histoire ne se répète jamais. 


Au nom de DEMOCRATIQUE.CA, nous aimerions profiter de cette occasion pour offrir 
nos plus sincères condoléances à toutes les victimes et les familles touchées par ces 
événements tragiques à Lac-Mégantic, Québec. 

Soyez assurés que nous ferons tout en notre pouvoir pour aider à assurer 
que nos élus travaillent à trouver une solution! 


La sécurité de tous en dépend !!! 

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LA MÉMOIRE DE

 

 
LA TRAGÈDIE À LAC MÈGANTIC, QUÈBEC (CANADA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LA TRAGÈDIE À LAC MÈGANTIC, QUÈBEC (CANADA)



 Samedi le 6 Juillet 2013 


Samedi le 6 Juillet 2013, à environ 01h30, la petite ville de Lac-Mégantic, Québec
(6000 habitants) a été le site d'un important déraillement de train.


Le déraillement a provoqué une série d'explosions catastrophiques suivie par des incendies
qui ont ravagé l'ensemble du centre-ville tout en revendiquant plus de 40 vies.



Le train qui a déraillé a été transportant du pétrole brut. 


 Au nom de DEMOCRATIQUE.CA, nous tenons à offrir nos plus sincères condoléances
à toutes les victimes, les amis, les collègues et les familles touchées par ces événements tragiques.



En ce moment, nous demandons que tous les citoyens de notre grand pays s'unissent dans la mémoire des victimes, des amis, des collègues, des familles et des citoyens de Lac-Mégantic, Québec dont leurs vies ont changé indefinitivement à cause de ces événements malheureux et évitables. 



 Nos pensées et nos prières sont toujours avec vous.

Ensemble, nous ferons un diffèrence. 






Samedi le 6 Juillet 2013

 Nous n'oublierons jamais ! 







DEMOCRATIQUE.CA


Joseph Pugliese 
Fondateur 


 
 "Ne doutez jamais qu'un petit groupe de gens réfléchis et engagés peuvent changer le monde,
en effet, c'est la seule chose qui ait jamais. 
 
 Cité par Margaret Mead 

 

 

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world, Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. 
 
Quoted by Margaret Mead
 
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JULY 20, 2013

AFTER MANY MONTHS OF DEBATE SURROUNDING THE ISSUE OF TRANSPARENCY
AND THE RECORDING OF LASALLE BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETINGS,

MAYOR MANON BARBE STILL REFUSES TO RECORD OUR MEETINGS
IN THE NAME OF PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY



MAYOR BARBE, ARE YOU AFRAID OF TRANSPARENCY ???

OR

HAVE YOU NOT COME TO TERMS WITH MODERN DAY POLITICS ???

 


IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE....

WHY ALL THE CENSORSHIP AT OUR MEEINGS ???




REST ASSURED THAT ACCOUNTABILITY WILL BE ASSUMED

IN THE MEANTIME,




THE DEBATE WILL GO ON !!!

PLEASE KEEP POSTED FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS REGARDING THIS ISSUE




DECEMBER 3, 2012



AUDIO RECORDING OF LASALLE BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETINGS ANTICIPATED TO BE ON THIS PAGE FOR JANUARY 2013

AS PER OUR MEDIA REQUEST ON DECEMBER 3, 2012,


WILL MAYOR MANON BARBE ALLOW DEMOCRATIQUE.CA TO:

RECORD LASALLE BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETINGS IN THE NAME OF DISTRIBUTING ITS CONTENTS TO THE PUBLIC ?


FREE OF CHARGE !!!

THAT'S RIGHT, YOU HEARD IT, 




NOW WITH THIS SAID, WILL THE LASALLE BOROUGH COUNCIL MAYOR MANON BARBE FINALLY PERMIT RECORDING OF OUR MEETINGS WITH NO FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS TO THE BOROUGH COUNCIL WHATSOEVER,



ONLY TIME WILL TELL !!!


IN THE MEANTIME,


DEMOCRATIQUE.CA HAS NOT RECEIVED A FORMAL REPLY FROM MAYOR MANON BARBE OR THE LASALLE BOROUGH LEGAL DEPARTMENT.


A FORMAL REPLY IS ANTICIPATED BY EARLY JANUARY 2013


PLEASE KEEP POSTED FOR MORE DETAILS IN THE UPCOMING WEEKS,


OR YOU CAN


TELL US WHAT YOU THINK,



DO YOU AGREE WITH RECORDING LASALLE BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETINGS ?

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK BY
CLICKING HERE

 

 

December 7, 2012

Le Messager LaSalle
 

Webdiffusion: le débat se poursuit

In this article, Mr. Pierre Boulanger of Le Messager LaSalle reports the facts surrounding the recording restiction in LaSalle borough council meetings. This article also reports the deposit Joseph Pugliese made with Mayor Manon Barbe requesting that the LaSalle borough council grant DEMOCRATIQUE.CA the right to record our council meetings as per the freedom of the press.

To read this article, click here


To read the December 3, 2012 letter to Mayor Barbe,

click here



December 3, 2012

Le Messager LaSalle


The Shocking Truth About LaSalle Politics and Our Elected Officials


Joseph Pugliese's open letter to Mayor Barbe in response to the November 8, 2012 article published in Le Messager LaSalle " Web diffusion des seances de conseil: cest encore NON !". This open letter is also in reaction to allowing recording of LaSalle borough council meetings in order to establish accountability.

To read this article, please click her
e



DECEMBER 3, 2012

LASALLE BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING


The letter DEMOCRATIQUE.CA deposited with the LaSalle borough Council Mayor Manon Barbe during the public question period requesting that the LaSalle borough permit DEMOCRATIQUE,CA to record our monthly borough council meetings in order to distribute the contents of these meetings to the public from this page on our site.

To date, DEMOCRATIQUE.CA is still waiting for a response from Mayor Barbe and the LaSalle borough legal department regarding this request.




THE LETTER TO MAYOR MANON BARBE:
 

WITHOUT PREJUDICE

LaSalle, Monday December 3, 2012

Att: Ms. Manon Barbe,  LaSalle Borough Mayor

Re: Full authorization for DEMOCRATIQUE.CA to begin exclusively AUDIO recording LaSalle borough council meetings effective January 2013.

Mayor Barbe,

As a concerned citizen and now registered local investigative journalist, I would like to take this moment to draft this request in hopes that audio recording our monthly LaSalle borough council meetings is permitted to DEMOCRATIQUE.CA (the media) as depicted in the 1993 CBC vs. NOVA SCOTIA case.

As you are already aware, DEMOCRATIQUE.CA was established in October 2011 with the intention of promoting participatory democracy in LaSalle.

Our website is in full operation presently and we are currently working on many other projects that will be presented to the general public in the near future.

Effective immediately, DEMOCRATIQUE.CA has been registered as a legal media entity and therefore falls under the jurisdiction of media regulations and “freedom of the press” in Quebec.

With respect to jurisprudence and our laws in Canada, I would like to once again deposit the 1993 judgment CBC vs. NOVA SCOTIA, (a copy in which I have already provided to you on two separate occasions). In this judgment, The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that all legitimate media outlets be permitted to record public meetings the intention of distributing its contents to the public, providing the procedure of recording does not disturb the decorum of the meetings (ex: bright lights, noise).

Effective January 2013, will the borough of LaSalle respect this Supreme Court judgment and allow DEMOCRATIQUE.CA the legal right to exclusively AUDIO record public meetings with the sole intention of

Distributing its contents to the public without disturbing the decorum of our monthly LaSalle borough council meetings? 

In accordance with the judgment, 1993 CBC vs. NOVA SCOTIA:

  • Will the borough of LaSalle equally accord DEMOCRATIQUE.CA the right to audio record all LaSalle borough council meetings with the sole intentions of distributing the un-modified original contents of each meeting to our website, DEMOCRATIQUE.CA for the public's opinion?

Mayor Barbe, in your October 25, 2011 comments at the Montreal City council meeting, you stated that LaSalle does not give preference to one media outlet from the next. With this said:

  • Will you equally accord Joseph Pugliese or any other journalist representing  DEMOCRATIQUE.CA the same rights to record our meetings as permitted for Le Messager LaSalle reporter Mr. Pierre Boulanger for his notes?

This fact that Mr. Pierre Boulanger is permitted to record our meetings has been confirmed to me in writing by the Trans-Continental Privacy Commissioner, the Privacy Commissioner of Quebec and by yourself in past council meetings.

As you have stated on many occasions regarding costs, DEMOCRATIQUE.CA understands that costs may be an issue to the LaSalle borough with regards to recording our council meetings. For this reason, DEMOCRATIQUE.CA would like to offer this service to the citizens of LaSalle and to the LaSalle borough council FREE OF CHARGE until November 30, 2013.

DEMOCRATIQUE.CA is passionate and committed to working with all the citizens and our elected officials equally as this pilot project is our way of giving back to LaSalle.

At DEMOCRATIQUE.CA, our goal is to promote participatory democracy in LaSalle without financial constraints.

This recording concept should equally help the LaSalle borough save costs that cannot otherwise be allocated for recording at the present time as you have stated Mayor Barbe.

Please be advised that effective January 2013, DEMOCRATIQUE.CA will equally be exercising our rights with respect to media functions and the procedures of the press to audio and video interview citizens (outside of the council room) attending these meetings.

With this said, I would like to take this moment to thank you for your consideration with regards to the regulations and procedures of media operations and “freedom of the press” in our borough council meetings.

I am looking forward to working with all the citizens and the borough council equally in the near future.

For the meantime, should you require any further information, please feel free to contact me.

Kindest regards

DEMOCRATIQUE.CA

Joseph Pugliese

cc:  Mayor Michael Applebaum, Montreal Interim Mayor

 

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IN MEMORY OF

MR. ROSS BLACKHURST

LASALLE BOROUGH COUNCILOR






It comes with great disappointment to announce the passing of
the late Mr Ross Blackhurst on March 12, 2013.


On behalf of DEMOCRATIQUE.CA, we would like to offer our sincerest condolences
to all the friends,colleagues and loved ones of Mr. Blackhurst during these challenging times.


We equally ask that all citizens dedicate a prayer in memory of Mr Blackhurst and all the hard work and dedication he gave to the citizens of LaSalle during his term as a councilor.
  

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LaSalle Truth

SHOULD LASALLE BOROUGH COUNCIL WEB DIFFUSE OUR MONTHLY COUNCIL MEETINGS ?
                            
  
You be the judge !!!

Please compare these articles and audio recording and then ask yourself;

"Is the LaSalle borough a democratic government? "

Please read and listen to all the articles and recordings found in both the LaSalle Messenger and at Montreal city council question period by clicking on the links below.


Unfortunately, LaSalle continues to restrict recording of our borough council meetings, making it impossible for Democratique.ca to publicize any recordings from these meetings on this site.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 12, 2012

DEMOCRATIQUE.CA

 Written by:

Joseph Pugliese

 

 WEB DIFFUSION OF THE MONTREAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETINGS BEGINS TODAY !!

In a landmark decision towards absolute transparency and participatory democracy, Mayor Michael Applebaum and the newly formed coalition government will now be broadcasting all Montreal Executive Committee meetings via web diffusion on the Ville de Montreal website   www.ville.montreal.qc.ca for the public’s view.

 To watch the December 12, 2012 Montreal Executive Committee Meeting via live webcast,  click here.


EVEN WITH THIS NEW INITIATIVE BY OUR NEWLY ELECTED MONTREAL MAYOR

LASALLE MAYOR MANON BARBE STILL REFUSES TO RECORD OUR MEETINGS

IF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CAN OPEN FULL TRANSPARENCY,

 

WHATS THE BIG SECRET IN LASALLE ???

 
MAYOR MANON BARBE,,


CAN YOU PLEASE EXPLAIN TO THE CITIZENS ???

THE CITIZENS REALLY WANT  TO KNOW !!!



                                                                                                 
                                                                          December 7, 2012

                                                         Le Messager LaSalle


                                                                   Webdiffusion: le débat se poursuit

 

In this article, Mr. Pierre Boulanger of Le Messager LaSalle reports the facts surrounding the recording restiction in LaSalle borough council meetings. This article also reports the deposit Joseph Pugliese made with Mayor Manon Barbe requesting that the LaSalle borough council grant DEMOCRATIQUE.CA the right to record our council meetings as per the freedom of the press.

 

Still to this datethere has been no reply to my December 3 2012 letter requesting permission to record. This letter was deposited with the council and equally mentioned in this article.

 

To read this article, click here



December 3, 2012

Le Messager LaSalle


The Shocking Truth About LaSalle Politics and Our Elected Officials


Joseph Pugliese's open letter to Mayor Barbe in response to the November 8, 2012 article published in Le Messager LaSalle " Web diffusion des seances de conseil: cest encore NON !". This open letter is also in reaction to allowing recording of LaSalle borough council meetings in order to establish accountability. 

To read this article, please click here





December 5, 2012

DEMOCRATIQUE.CA

The December 3, 2012 LaSalle Borough Council Meeting.

Written by:

Joseph Pugliese

In this segment, I will only be reporting the issue of transparency and the request made by DEMOCRATIQUE.CA to begin recording borough council meetings effective January 2013.

In the following months, DEMOCRATIQUE.CA will be interviewing citizens that attend these meetings and publishing both the citizens and the elected official’s version of the story. This will be performed in order to provide every aspect surrounding the facts and opinions regarding all the events at LaSalle borough council meetings, without prejudice.

DEMOCRATIQUE.CA is not financially motivated to turn the news in favor of the LaSalle borough council, or the citizens respectively. Rather, we pride ourselves towards covering the truth in its entirety without financial constraints or favoritism, whether it being towards paying clients, or anyone for that matter.

Can we say the same about certain media outlets out there mandate to cover our local news without borders? We will soon find out !

For the meantime, here is what DEMOCRATIQUE.CA has to say and why web diffusion and recording of our meetings will finally establish accountability within the ranks of our elected officials in LaSalle.

On Monday December 3, 2012, the LaSalle borough council meeting started off with the usual prayer and the public question period following shortly after. To start off this question period, Joseph Pugliese introduces his website DEMOCRATIQUE.CA as a new media outlet to LaSalle borough Mayor Manon Barbe.

Under “freedom of the press”, Mr. Pugliese deposits a written letter requesting that the LaSalle borough council permit DEMOCRATIQUE.CA to record the borough council meetings, effective January 2013.

Mr. Pugliese also requests that LaSalle borough Mayor Manon Barbe grant DEMOCRATIQUE.CA the same rights to record the meetings as already permitted for Le Messager LaSalle reporter, Mr. Pierre Boulanger.

At the present time, Mr. Boulanger is permitted to record the meetings and keeps these recordings for his own notes.

Mr. Pugliese states that effective January 2013, DEMOCRATIQUE.CA will be interviewing citizens attending these meetings (in the corridor and outside of the council room) as a part of a documentary he is filming with respect to LaSalle municipal government functions.

Mr. Pugliese then proceeds to deposit a jurisprudence regarding the 1993 CBC vs NOVA SCOTIA case in which the Supreme Court of Canada rules that all public meetings facilitate recording for the media. The Supreme Court also states that this must be done with the intention of distributing its contents to the public. Mr. Pugliese also reminds Mayor Barbe that this is in fact the third time he deposits this jurisprudence with her.

In response, Mayor Barbe directs DEMOCRATIQUE.CA’s media requests to the LaSalle borough court clerk in order for the borough to make a decision. Mr. Pugliese also suggests that Mayor Barbe think it over during the holiday season with an anticipated reply in early January 2013.

Mr Pugliese’s sub question is to Mr Richard Deschamps, LaSalle City Councillor. On June 6, 2011, Mr. Pugliese meets Mr. Deschamps for the first time where Mr. Deschamps clearly tells Mr Pugliese to “get elected and change it” for questioning the democratic process of LaSalle borough council meetings.

This is said once the meeting is adjourned. This recording of the conversation can be heard by visiting www.democratique.ca .

 Mr. Pugliese also asks Mr. Deschamps if he believes that his behavior in this recording is proof to LaSalle citizens why more transparency is needed in LaSalle by recording our meetings in order to establish accountability.

Mr. Pugliese equally asks Mr Deschamps why he considered running for interim Mayor last November 16 2012 if he cannot even treat the citizens of LaSalle with respect, not to mention his OBLIGATIONS TO TRANSPARENCY as the newly elected leader of UNION MONTREAL.

For his part, Mr Deschamps replies that it is perfectly normal for an elected official to rudely suggest that a taxpaying citizen form a political platform if they are not happy with the results at city hall (Mr. Deschamps reply to what he said the first time Mr. Pugliese attends a council meeting as per the recording)

 Mr Pugliese then replies, “So I guess if a LaSalle citizen is looking for change, you need to get elected to get it”

With the final question, Mr. Pugliese ask Mayor Barbe if she approves of these types of answers including Mr Deschamps disrespectful behavior towards the citizens (the man now heading the political party she is working for),


Unfortunately, Mayor Manon Barbe of UNION MONTREAL agrees with her new boss.



Mayor Barbe also goes on to tell the citizen Mr. Pugliese that  this is not a political debate forum and therefore the citizen should not play politics. Mr. Pugliese replies “ I am an investigative journalist, not a politician, I am here to cover a story !”

 

DEMOCRATIQUE.CA is waiting for a response from Mayor Barbe regarding permission to record these meetings effective January 2013.


Now with democracy and transparency in mind, will this story show up in LaSalle’s local newspaper “Le Messager LaSalle” fully un-censored and exactly or in and around the way I explained the facts ?

Will this be done by our local media in the name of telling the whole truth as I have done in this article ?

After all, I was present at the meeting including Mr Pierre Boulanger of Le Messager LaSalle covering the story who was present during my whole intervention.

Read the upcoming versions of Le Messager LaSalle in December 2012 and beyond to know if the Messenger will be reporting the facts about web diffusing or recording LaSalle borough council meetings with the same level of transparency as DEMOCRATIQUE.CA.
 

Then ask yourself,

Is everyone’s side of the story being told without any missing facts ?
 

 Please remain posted for updates regarding this story as the events unfold.



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Wednesday November 14, 2012


MONTREAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE VICE PRESIDENT RICHARD DESCHAMPS EXPOSED !!!





To listen to the recording, please click below

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February 2, 2012

Le Messager LaSalle

The Truth About LaSalle Borough Council Meetings And Our Elected Officials

Joseph Pugliese's open letter to Mayor Manon Barbe in response to the article "Blasphèmes, insultes et expulsions policières", published in the February 2, 2012 issue of the LaSalle Messenger.

My article was written to voice the citizens' side of the story straight about LaSalle borough council meetings.  The story is about the dedicated people who attend LaSalle borough council meetings with dissenting voices or opinions. The same citizens who, in our local newspaper, are brandished as a potential risk for daring to ask questions and demand answers?


If you read my article, you will clearly see that LaSalle Mayor, Manon Barbe, referred to the tragic events that unfolded in Vercheres, Quebec to the advantage of "politics". To read the article, click here.

 

February 20, 2012,

Montreal City Council meeting, public question period.

At this meeting I asked Mayor Manon Barbe to publicly apologize for referring to the Vercheres tragedy and using it to the advantage of politics in her borough's newspaper articles 'Blasphemes, insultes et expulsion policiere' and "Periode de question, la mairesse serre le vis".

My sub question was addressed to Mr Marvin Rothrand of UNION MONTREAL whereby I asked Mr Rotrand to apologize for referring to me as an abusive citizen during the December 20, 2011 Montreal council meeting.

LISTEN TO THE INITIAL REACTION OF SOME ELECTED OFFICIALS IN THE ROOM WHEN PRESIDENT CHILTILIAN ANNOUNCES MY INTENTION TO SPEAK ABOUT THE VERCHERES COMMENTS STATED BY MAYOR BARBE IN THE LOCAL LASALLE NEWSPAPER.

To listen to the recording of the February 2012 meeting, click on the player below

 

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Or alternatively, you may see the video recording of my question on February 20, 2012 on the Ville de Montreal website by clicking here



February 2, 2012

Le Messager LaSalle
Periode de question, la mairesse serre la vis.


This article was published in the LaSalle Messenger by Mr. Pierre Boulanger,   The article reports that Mayor Barbe issued to me me a formal warning during the public question period. The formal warning was verbally issued following my attempt to speak while the Mayor repeatedly and rudely cut me off in an almost calculated attempt to get a reaction, which she didn't..

As the Newspaper article reports, I did deliver my message, but I received a formal warning as a result!.  After all, had I been out of decorum, the LaSalle Messenger would have reported it.

 

Mayor Barbe was clearly out of decorum.
 

To read the article, click here





February 2, 2012

Le Messager LaSalle


The Truth About LaSalle Borough Council Meetings And Our Elected Officials.

Joseph Pugliese's open letter to LaSalle Mayor Manon Barbe (THE TRUE STORY) or better known as"The truth about LaSalle borough council meetings and our elected officials",  To read this article, click here.

January 31, 2012

Le Messager LaSalle


Blasphemes, Insultes Est Expulsion Policiere

To read LaSalle borough Mayor Manon Barbe's (POLITICALLY CALCULATED STORY) or better known as"Blasphèmes, insultes et expulsions policières", click here. This article was published in the February 2, 2012 issue of the LaSalle Messenger and the website equally.

 


January 23, 2012

Montreal City Council Meeting, Public Question Period:

At this council meeting, I once again asked Mayor Manon Barbe of LaSalle to lift the restriction on recording in LaSalle and deposited the following documents with the council for Mayor Barbe’s consideration. The documents are as follows.

A Little More Transparency Is Needed

The open letter written by Mr. Edward Charters and was published in the LaSalle Messenger on December 15,2012. In this letter, Mr. Charters equally asks the LaSalle borough council to be more open on transparent in our municipal government functions.

Le Manuel De L’elu Municipale, 5ieme Edition

This manual was written by Me. Joel Mercier, renowned Quebec attorney that also offers legal consultation to many municipal governments across Quebec. To know more about Le Manuel De L’elu Municipale, 5ieme Edition, please click here.

Jurisprudence, 1993 CBC Versus NOVA SCOTIA (Speaker of The Assembly)

This judgement was handed down by the Supreme Court of Canada in 1993. In this landmark case, The Supreme Court ordered the NOVA SCOTIA (Speaker of the assembly) to facilitate the recording of their public meetings for CBC (New Brunswick Broadcasting Corporation) in the best interest of re-distributing its contents to the public. This judgement is also found in Le Manuel De L'elu Municipale, 5ieme Edition

In this Judgement, the Court also states that recording of these public meetings are permitted for the media providing the recording does not disturb the decorum of the meeting  (ex; bright lights, loud noise).

Once again, even with all this said, STILL the whole to no avail as Mayor Manon Barbe continues to resist the recording of our meetings, regardless of a Supreme Court of Canada ruling.

My Question was addressed to Mayor Francois Croteau of the Rosemont borough as follows:

Mayor Croteau with the fact that rosemont web diffuses their monthly borough council meetings, to date, has there been any complaints with regards to web diffusing your council meetings.

Mayor Croteau replies:

My sub-question was to Mr Marvin Rotrand where I ask him to apologize for calling me an abusive citizen during the December 20, 2011 council meeting.

Marvin Rotrand Replies with no recollection of the events from one month prior:

To listen to the recording of the January 2012 meeting, click on the player below



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Or alternatively, you may see the video recording of my question on January 23, 2012 on the Ville de Montreal website by clicking here

January 13, 2012

CTV NEWS

Vercheres Resident Allegedly Kills Neighbor, Attacks Bureaucrats

To read about the Vercheres tragedy (THE REAL TRAGIC STORY) and not the interpretation Mayor Barbe is referring to in her calculated article and the fact that this tragedy did not take place in a borough council meeting, click here.

 


December 20, 2011

Montreal City Council Public Question period,

At this meeting, I once again asked LaSalle Mayor Manon Barbe to lift the recording restriction banning the recording of LaSalle borough council meetings.

Mayor Barbe refused to reply and requested that Marvin Rotrand reply on her behalf.      

My sub question was addressed to Mayor Gerald Tremblay whereby I asked him to assume his position as leader of our city and act on the illegal restriction imposed in LaSalle with respect to the recording of LaSalle borough council meetings.

Mayor Tremblay also refused to reply and also requested that Marvin Rotrand reply on his behalf.

Unfortunately, the replies are always the same:  if you don’t like it, run for office !

To listen to my questions and Marvin Rotrand's replies, click on the player below

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Or alternatively, you may see the video recording of my question on December 20, 2011 on the Ville de Montreal website by clicking here



October 25, 2011,

Montreal City Council meeting, public question period

During this question period, democratique.ca introduces this website concept to the Montreal City council and asks Mayor Manon Barbe if democratique.ca will get the authorization to record the public meetings with the intention of broadcasting the recordings on democratique.ca for the public's record.

To listen to Mayor Barbe's response, click on the player below.
 

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Or alternatively, you may see the video recording of my question on October 25, 2011 on the Ville de Montreal website by clicking here    

CASE CLOSED! SUCCESS!

JANUARY 21, 2018

 

THE WEB DIFFUSION DEBATE in lasalle borough council meetings IS OVER!

 

LASALLE STARTS RECORDING our borough council meetings!

 

It comes with great pleasure to announce that the LaSalle borough council has FINALLY accepted to record and web diffuse our monthly borough council meetings.

Effective January 2018, all LaSalle borough council meetings will be recorded and published on the internet. You may view these council meetings by clicking here.

 

Following countless years of intense debates between LaSalle borough mayor, Manon Barbe, Joseph Pugliese DEMOCRATIQUE.CA INC, including many other

dedicated citizens in LaSalle, the voices of all citizens who fought teeth and bone to have our borough council meetings recorded, have finally been heard.

 

the citizens have FINALLY SUCCEEDED!!!

 

This would have never been made possible without the countless hours of hard work and dedication that each and every citizen fighting for this cause has put in.

Joseph Pugliese, DEMOCRATIQUE.CA INC does not claim any exclusivity to this story. This web diffusion debate has been a major topic of concern

in our monthly LaSalle borough council meetings for well over a decade.

 

United, the citizens managed to convince LaSalle borough mayor, Manon Barbe and the LaSalle borough council respectively.

Web diffusing our monthly meetings is the democratic thing to do.

 

The borough council was very resistant to recording our meetings for many years.

 

Fast forward to 2018,
 

Our elected officials now agree that it's time for LaSalle to welcome a new era of transparency,

accountability and participatory democracy.

 

We are hopeful that this will remain the case in LaSalle borough council meetings,

and for many years to follow.

 

We would like to take this moment to cordially thank LaSalle borough mayor Manon Barbe and all our elected officials representing the

LaSalle Borough Council for taking a leadership role in this case and listening to the citizen's concerns.

 

This is a huge leap towards full transparency and censorship free politics in our borough.

We look forward to many great years of democracy, accountability, and honest politics in our beautiful borough of LaSalle.

In the meantime, we encourage all citizens to ask questions and demand answers.

 

To know more about LaSalle borough council meetings, please click here

 

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