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A Question of Pride for Halton Catholic School Board

A motion brought by HCDSB Trustee Brenda Agnew will, if passed, direct the Pride flag to be flown over Halton’s Catholic schools and mandate a safe space poster in every class “to ensure that students in the 2SLGBT community are supported throughout the school year”. We invited former student Niamh Shallow and 2SLGBTQ+ activist Deirdre Pike to give their perspective ahead of a likely close vote on Tuesday night on why Catholic Schools should be proud to support Pride and their 2SLGBTQ+ students.

Paradise Lost?

Thursday’s episode covers three 905 stories: the latest changes of direction on our schools and an education minister with egg on his face; $5 million for Burlington City Hall’s front yard; a new stinky mess in Cootes Paradise.

Patrick Murphy, Andrea Grebenc

“They Don’t Know How The System Works” – Andrea Grebenc and Patrick Murphy Speak Frankly About Provincial Education Mistakes

Andrea Grebenc, chair of Halton District School Board, and Patrick Murphy, Chair of Halton Catholic District School Board, set out the frustration felt by school boards as they face a provincial government that doesn’t listen to education experts, or understand Ontario’s education systemin a detailed and frank discussion.

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Everything you know about Ontario party funding is wrong

The first part of a series of articles on political finances in Ontario.

Political parties in Ontario, and across Canada, depend on public subsidies as much as public donations to survive. Shouldn’t they be able to support themselves? The answer is that the subsidies are the least of our problems with how parties raise money.

An ideal city scape

What if we could live in the future, today?

This pandemic has presented options that we never needed to contemplate before. Working is becoming decentralized. The old model of planning of creating suburbs for people to live while commuting to a larger city on highways is outdated and quite frankly dead. Read the full article on Joel MacLeod.ca

In case you missed it – the Webinar on Highway 413

As we mentioned previously on here, we participated in the Community Climate Council’s webinar on Highway 413. Our part begins at 45:07 mark.

Reserve Properties 409 Brant St

Rare City ‘Win’ as Reserve Properties Withdraws LPAT Appeal on 409 Brant St

Reserve Properties Ltd has withdrawn its appeal of the City of Burlington’s decision on 409 Brant St.

The planned development of a twenty-four storey highrise at the corner of Brant and James St, opposite City Hall acted as a lightening-rod during the 2018 municipal election.

Microphone podcast

Why we’re here

Traditionally there have been few avenues by which more than a handful of public figures and ‘news-makers’ in the 905 region, especially Halton, could be heard direct by the people they serve.

But do podcasts have the ability to transform how we hear from public figures for the better?

Halton Mayors ‘Support’ Full Lockdown as Region Infections Spike

Far from being exempted from a GTHA-wide lockdown, Halton will now be part of the province-wide lockdown scheduled to begin on Boxing Day. If the mayors support of the lockdown looks like a U-turn, that’s because it is.

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