Mar 28th, 2014
My View — On October 27th we will be asked to exercise our democratic right by electing our new municipal council for the 2014 to 2018 time period. Many will get involved and really study what people like me will promise to do in the next four years. Sadly most people will ignore what is [&hell...
Feb 11th, 2014
If you happen to drop by the Simcoe County council chambers to see democracy in action, you might find it hard to figure out what’s going on. There are 32 councillors down there – do you know any of them? Hard cheese if you don’t, because the little signs bearing their names are facing away […...
Jan 7th, 2014
Councillors can effect massive change between elections. Nothing wrong with that – if that’s the mandate they were given by voters. But that was not the case in Springwater and Adjala-Tosorontio , two rural municipalities where residents are fighting plans for huge developments that would drastically...
Dec 6th, 2013
UPDATED – see below Does Premier Kathleen Wynne keep Linda Jeffrey in cabinet just to make herself look good? Our group’s recent contact with the two members of the Ontario Liberal government has been a study in contrasts. On October 24, Jeffrey, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, a...
Dec 6th, 2013
In a presentation to the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority board of directors in October, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) asked the NVCA board to delay implementing revised permit fees which had been recommended by a sub-committee set up by the board. BILD sugges...