The Truth Is Out There was the tagline for the X-Files TV series that initially ran from 1993 to 2002. Scully and Mulder’s efforts to investigate aliens and extraterrestrial life were thwarted by secrecy imposed by government agents. Aliens are not a big issue today (at least not the type of alien that concerned them) but we face an even bigger challenge than Scully and Mulder when it comes to getting at the truth.
CSI is a venerable franchise, first appearing as a TV series that ran from 2000 to 2015, while spinning off two other versions CSI: Miami and CSI: New York, each running for a decade. As far as I know the only CSI: Municipal Version until recently was the one I produced in 2010. It was CSI: Innisfil, a workshop that I gave on Council-Staff Interaction in the Town of Innisfil. However, my modest efforts have been far surpassed by the ongoing soap opera known as CSI: Whitchurch-Stouffville. [The summary that follows is based on extensive news reports, notably in the Toronto Star.]
C. Richard Tindal, Ph.D is a retired Professor of Government. He taught for 30 years at St. Lawrence College, Kingston and was an occasional Visiting Professor at Queen's University. He has also written and consulted extensively about government.