Looking Back At 2013

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  • 1. 
    For 2013, the chair of the planning and environment committee was, for the third year in a row, Bud Polhill. Who was the vice-chair?
    • A. 

      Sandy White

    • B. 

      Dale Henderson

    • C. 

      Paul Hubert

    • D. 

      Nancy Branscombe

  • 2. 
    In 2013, on which committee(s) did the Fontana 8 have a majority?
    • A. 

      Corporate and Administrative

    • B. 

      Planning and Environment

    • C. 

      Investment and Economic prosperity

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    The Fontana 8 can best be described as
    • A. 

      A breakfast club.

    • B. 

      A voting bloc.

    • C. 

      A developer lobby

    • D. 

      The city hall cafeteria.

  • 4. 
    Who defected from the Fontana 8 this year?
    • A. 

      Dale Henderson

    • B. 

      Stephen Orser

    • C. 

      Bud Polhill

    • D. 

      Denise Brown

  • 5. 
    Following the defection, Fontana 8 became known in the media as
    • A. 

      Fontana 7

    • B. 

      Fontana Ate

    • C. 

      Fontana Septic

    • D. 

      Fontana Few

  • 6. 
    During the 2013 budget debates, Henderson suggested that the problem of the growing cost of policing could be solved by
    • A. 

      Contracting out policing services to the OPP.

    • B. 

      Cutting out the night shift for police.

    • C. 

      Making officers pay for their gas bills while on duty.

    • D. 

      Creating an auxiliary police force to be paid $15/hr to issue tickets as a source of revenue.

  • 7. 
    What Henderson didn’t realize was that
    • A. 

      London already has an auxiliary police force.

    • B. 

      The law says that only sworn officers may issue tickets.

    • C. 

      Both of the above.

    • D. 

      Neither of the above.

  • 8. 
    During the 2013 budget discussions, city treasurer Martin Hayward warned councillors not to use debt to create more expenditures. Who raised the possibility of borrowing more money to deal with tight economic times?
    • A. 

      Nancy Branscombe

    • B. 

      Joe Swan

    • C. 

      Joe Fontana

    • D. 

      Joni Baechler

  • 9. 
     For some time now, the city has had a “pay as you go” policy. This refers to
    • A. 

      Making councillors pay for their own travel expenses.

    • B. 

      Not issuing debt for life cycle expenditures.

    • C. 

      Not issuing debt for major capital expenditures.

    • D. 

      Not issuing debt for operating costs.

  • 10. 
    To deal with the budget for public housing, Henderson, who sits on the board of the London Middlesex Housing Corporation, suggested that the city should waive the taxes that the public housing complexes have to pay. Apparently he didn’t understand that
    • A. 

      Public housing doesn’t pay taxes.

    • B. 

      The city has no authority to waive taxes.

    • C. 

      If you waive taxes, you reduce your revenue.

    • D. 

      B and c.

  • 11. 
    During committee and council meetings, Ward 14 Councillor Sandy White has a habit of
    • A. 

      Chiding the mayor and fellow councillors.

    • B. 

      Chiding staff.

    • C. 

      Chiding the public.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 12. 
    Most of these chidings have to do with their choice of
    • A. 

      Language.

    • B. 

      Dress.

    • C. 

      Associates.

    • D. 

      Committees.

  • 13. 
    White herself shocked her colleagues and the public by using the____________ word at council.
    • A. 

      F

    • B. 

      S

    • C. 

      B

    • D. 

      N

  • 14. 
    Later, White apologized for her use of the word, claiming that she had used it on the advice of
    • A. 

      A constituent.

    • B. 

      Harold Usher.

    • C. 

      Stephen Orser.

    • D. 

      Her daughter.

  • 15. 
    White stepped down from the London Transit Commission over a disagreement about
    • A. 

      Whether or not to purchase hybrid buses.

    • B. 

      Introducing Bus Rapid Transit.

    • C. 

      An advertisement featuring Katy Perry.

    • D. 

      A reduction in service to Byron and Lambeth.

  • 16. 
    The councillor who replaced White on the LTC is
    • A. 

      Nancy Branscombe.

    • B. 

      Bud Polhill.

    • C. 

      Matt Brown.

    • D. 

      Joni Baechler.

  • 17. 
    White apologized for her behaviour on several occasions. Which one of the following was NOT one of those?
    • A. 

      On radio and TV.

    • B. 

      At a press conference on the steps of city hall.

    • C. 

      In person at the next council meeting.

    • D. 

      By letter, which was included as part of the agenda at the next council meeting.

  • 18. 
    Based on her remarks during the media conference, it seems that White’s anger was primarily aimed at
    • A. 

      Larry Ducharme, LTC general manager.

    • B. 

      Harold Usher, LTC chair and council’s only visible minority.

    • C. 

      Celebrity Katy Perry.

    • D. 

      Paul Hubert for questioning her resignation from the LTC.

  • 19. 
    The contract for dealing with animal issues is held by London Animal Care and Control (LACC). How long has it held that contract?
    • A. 

      Five years.

    • B. 

      Ten years.

    • C. 

      Twenty years.

    • D. 

      More than thirty years.

  • 20. 
    How many cats are allowed per household under London’s current bylaw?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Two per adult household member

  • 21. 
    How many cats are put down (killed) by LACC every year?
    • A. 

      200-500

    • B. 

      501-800

    • C. 

      801-1000

    • D. 

      Well over 1000.

  • 22. 
    LACC is owned by
    • A. 

      The Humane Society, a public charity

    • B. 

      The Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals

    • C. 

      Urban Animal Management, a private for profit business.

    • D. 

      The City of London

  • 23. 
    In 2013, a public participation meeting was held on the issue of smoking in public places. Who insulted the PhD student representing the Cancer Society by telling her at the end of her presentation that he wanted to hear about “real” research, not just stuff you get from the Cancer Society or read in the paper?
    • A. 

      Dale Henderson

    • B. 

      Paul VanMeerbergen

    • C. 

      Bud Polhill

    • D. 

      Bill Armstrong

  • 24. 
    Which of the following happened as part of the Queen’s Jubilee Awards activities in London?
    • A. 

      The mayor nominated all the members of his council.

    • B. 

      A councillor nominated her own son.

    • C. 

      The mayor nominated someone who had been convicted of attempting to bribe members of council.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 25. 
    What else happened?
    • A. 

      There weren't enough medals to go around.

    • B. 

      Some people who were promised medals didn’t get them.

    • C. 

      Some councillors who were offered medals redirected them to someone else.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

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