Contrary to the tweet below from GrassRoots Guelph spokesperon Gerry Barker, Ontario's Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is not investigating a petition his group made, calling for the province to audit the city's books, at least not yet.- on Oct. 30:
GrassRoots Guelph citizens petition will be investigated by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
"Ministry staff is planning to meet with the lead petitioner and City officials to learn more about their concerns," Ministry spokesperson May Nazar wrote to me in an email.
Does that sound like "investigating" to you?
She also wrote that "A decision about an audit has not been made."
It sounds to me as if representatives of the Ministry are coming to Guelph to conduct interviews, not launch a biting probe.
Barker and others opposed to the mayoralty of Karen Farbridge formed a group called Grass Roots Guelph several months ago to challenge Farbridge's leadership.