I’m sensitive to privacy issues – I ask ordinary people for permission before taking a photo, and I get their consent to post it on my blog. Politicians and famous people are different.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has been working on his hockey game for about a year, while Canada’s Stephen Harper feels more comfortable playing on asphalt than on ice. The two will soon meet in a in a 1972 Summit Series grudge rematch.
Jordan’s request raises some interesting issues, echoing Councillor Chiarelli’s “concerns” about what constitutes a “legitimate” community association or or an “authentic” residents’ group (in Rick’s view it must be vetted by the politicians and the City managers) so I thought I’d bump up our dialogue from the comments section to the blog section:
Craig, if you could change,
“Westcliffe Park – Westcliffe Estates Community Association’s first winter carnival is scheduled for Saturday, February 11 to coincide with Hockey Day in Canada. The rink will be used for hockey games in the morning, with a City-staff-vs.-residents hockey game. Anyone interested in playing for the residents must contact Jordan, an employee of Conservative MPP Lisa MacLeod, to be ruled eligible.”
“Westcliffe Park – Westcliffe Estates Community Association’s first winter carnival is scheduled for Saturday, February 11 to coincide with Hockey Day in Canada. The rink will be used for hockey games in the morning with residents playing against each other. Residents interested in playing should contact Jordan from WECA at WestcliffeSpecialEvents@gmail.com”
Please remove the photo of myself that you took from my Facebook profile. In addition refrain from using other photos of me and linking my Facebook profile to your blog. Who I work for does not need to be public information and as such should only be my business.
– Just to clarify, Jordan, about the Hockey Day game on Sat. Feb. 11. Which version below is accurate?
City staff vs. residents? (Westcliffe Estates Community Association’s Facebook page)
Residents vs. residents? (what you want me to use on my blog)
City Staff (Chiarelli’s office) vs. the community? (on the WECA mailing list?)
Let me know which one is correct and I’ll post it. Maybe you can send me a pdf version of your flyer? I can help you, Jay and Rick distribute it in Lynwood Village – the only Bells Corners Hockey Day action is in Westcliffe Park this year (unlike 2010 and 2009).
It looks like there will be quite a crowd of politicians showing up for a photo op on Feb. 11: Rick, your boss Lisa, maybe Randall and Terry, and probably others. Perhaps even Jim or Stephen!
So why not have a residents vs. politicians hockey game in Westcliffe Park? Rick in nets, Lisa and Pierre on the blueline, Alex dipsy-doodling at centre, Jim flying down the left wing on his ankles, Rusty patrolling the right side, Jay as enforcer – you guys could field quite a team!
As for the photo, I didn’t steal it – you’re already on public display on the “contact-us” page of the Westcliffe Estates Community Association and also on the WECA Facebook page.
But I’ll remove the photo from the Jan. 23 post – it seems like the courteous thing to do, even if your cover has already been blown – the photo below recently appeared in a local “community” paper.
Sorry, Jordan, but changing a link on my blog seems like an unreasonable request, so forget that.
I also don’t agree with you that a community association executive member’s job is private information, not in this case anyway.
Community association board members are elected at public meetings, and normally voters like to know a little bit about the people who represent them.
It’s newsworthy that political aides sit on the boards of community associations. If Jay, Lida or Alex ran for president of the Lynwood Village Community Association I’d report on that too – people like to know, and my blog is all about providing residents with local news that might interest them and isn’t reported by the commercial media or the politicians.
I’m not saying that you or Jay shouldn’t be on community associations boards. I know you do good work – I hear you were paid $1000 for labouring on the community rink last year. I’m just saying that it shouldn’t be secret information – transparency and freedom of information are always good things.
I’d love to play in the Hockey Day game, Jordan, so please add me to one of the rosters.