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Aurora Makes Wikipedia

Posted by auroracitizen on August 22, 2009

The controversy in Aurora has now available on Wikipedia.

2009 Council Controversy
In August 2009 a controversy erupted when the Aurora town council fired its integrity commissioner in a special meeting after receiving his first decision on a contentious issue. Three of eight councillors were absent from the special meeting. The mayor and five councillors who were present at the special meeting had filed a complaint with the integrity commissioner against councillor Evelyn Buck for comments made in her blog. Although the integrity commissioner’s report has not been released to the public, it is believed that he dismissed the complaint.[6][7] The council was criticized for the decision to fire the integrity commissioner.[8]

Links 6 – 8 refer to;
6. Aurora sacks its ethics czar”. The Toronto Sun. 2009-08-11. Retrieved 2009-08-22.
7. Councillor’s blog ignites Aurora firefight”. The Toronto Star. 2009-08-12. Retrieved 2009-08-22.
8. Aurora losing its aura?”. The Toronto Star. 2009-08-13. Retrieved 2009-08-22.

It will be interesting to see how long before someone tries to remove these factual links from the site.

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7 Responses to “Aurora Makes Wikipedia”

  1. Anonymous said

    sorry heather you're wrong

    phyllis' site is still linked

    guess "they" just took down evelyn's

    interesting, eh?

  2. Hugo T. Kroon said

    You folks (I mean the "moderators" of this site) take Wikipedia seriously?

    Oh, my…you poor dears.

    On the otherhand what would one expect from a bunch of left liberal leaning anarchists?

    Time for a little education from the real world!

    Try these on for size…

    http://www.heymiller.com/?p=288

    http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/archives/012055.html#comments

    I know you won't put much stock in them, but hey that's what liberals do when faced with reality…

  3. Heather said

    Once upon a time I looked up Aurora on Wikipedia and there was a live link to Phyllis Morris' website, so I added a link to Evelyn's website and a few days later they were both deleted by the editing squad.

  4. Robert the Bruce said

    Of course Wikipedia is not held in high regard by anyone who wants accurate information. The Aurora entries are "accurate" as they quote newspaper articles. There are not many teachers that approve of students using Wikipedia for research.

    Fuimus

  5. Broderick Epps said

    Interesting that in Era Banner Sher Kitts signs off as from Aurora, but in current Auroran same letter says Snowball. I guess honorary citizen doen't apply to letter writing.

  6. Anonymous said

    Bill,

    I think Aurora already "made" Wikipedia when it became, you know, like a town more than 100 years ago?

    And while I think that those 5 or 6 councillors that fired the integrity commissioner are totally ridiculous, I'm not sure this whole controversy belongs in the Wikipedia article on the town, even though the person that added it has cited their additions.

    But Wikipedia has good systems for policing itself (anyone can edit it). If meant to stay, it will stay.

  7. Anonymous said

    Another proud moment for Aurora. Thank you Phyllis and the gang of five. I guess we're not "Hip and Upscale" anymore.

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