As we’ve mentioned before, we can’t cover every race, but we can highlight some of the races we think are most interesting. This week we’re focusing on the Halton Regional Chair race. For the first time since the position became elected in 2000, there are three candidates in the race with clearly established credentials and contrasting platforms.
Or, we assume they’re contrasting, because two candidates have so far skipped all the debates, and also didn’t reply to our invitation.
Andrea Grebenc, former chair of the Halton District School Board did reply, and joined us to set out why she thinks she’s the right choice for the job. The Region of Halton is home to half a million people and growing. It is a region usually considered to be among the most prosperous and safe in Canada, but which is home to a city and two towns (each themselves cities in all but name) experiencing the growing pains of intensification in municipalities designed almost entirely around cars, with no coherent regionally organized transit system. How Halton will grow as a region over the next half century exemplifies the challenges facing the 905 region.
Andrea joins us to talk transit, housing, and more, as well as help us decide where exactly her two competitors are hiding.
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