Meetings & Documents

March 6, 2006

Monthly Meeting
March 6, 2006


  • Fred MacLennan, President
  • Art Miskew, Vice-President
  • Peter Brimacombe, Secretary
  • Gisèle Loiselle-Branch, Director
  • Shelley Parlow, Director
  • John Sankey, Director
  • Pat Murphy, Councillor’s Office
  • Maria McRae, City councillor
  • Ivy-Lea Lunau, David McGunity’s Office

Motion: The HCCO supports in principle the creation of a logo to represent the Hunt Club Community. Moved by John Sankey, seconded by Gisèle Loiselle-Branch. Carried.

Motion: To continue our membership in Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa-Carleton (FCAOC). Cost of membership is $30. moved by Shelley Parlow, seconded by Gisèle Loiselle-Branch. carried.

City Councillor, Maria McRae, presented her report.

Gisèle Loiselle-Branch: Thanks to Maria McRae for the sign warning motorists of pedestrians on Twyford.

Fred McLennan: Shelley Parlow was reimbursed $10 for our membership in the Greenspace Alliance.

Shelley Parlow: Every month Peter Brimacombe has pushed development in the Southern Corridor. This development would trade the greenspace that we now enjoy for a theoretical improvement in energy efficiency. Values and logic dictate that the Southern Corridor should be preserved. Peter is afraid that the coming energy crisis will threaten our security and proposes that development in the Southern Corridor will alleviate the general crisis and provide special protection to our community. However population and air pollution would increase and we would lose our greenspace. I value our quality of life more than I fear for our security. Logically how will development of the Southern Corridor provide a significant relief from an energy crisis? No one has asked us to sacrifice our greenspace in favour of development. Why should we?

Peter Brimacombe: Peak oil is a global phenomenon, the problems posed by peak oil will grow in magnitude until they sweep through every aspect of society. Development of efficient infrastructure will be the difference between plenty and want, between life and death. The Southern Corridor provides a tremendous opportunity to develop efficient infrastructure and the HCCO is directly responsible for it. Everyone should take the time to do his own study – the following links provide compelling evidence:

  • Crude Awakening is a City-sponsored forum on peak oil
  • Audio Quicktime: the first hour deals with an analysis of the world’s largest oil fields
  • To hear this in RealPlayer, WinAmp, or Windows Media, follow this link and find June 18
  • Twilight in the Desert.pdf by Matthew R. Simmons the pdf is 2 million bytes! I have attached the title page
  • Contra arguments:

John Sankey: We are not running out of oil; it will just get a bit more expensive. There is sufficient oil in the Alberta tar sands alone to supply the entire world for 300 years to come. All it needs is a $100 per barrel price for crude oil.

Next meeting: Mon 3 Apr 2006 at 7:30pm