Roland Tanner

Patrick Murphy, Andrea Grebenc

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.Continue Reading

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Have regional MOHs lost faith with the province? Are they willing to use their powers to overrule a province which always does too little, too late? And why would Burlington be spending money to police parks when the malls are jammed?Continue Reading

While Joel and Roland were recording this podcast, twice, due to technical problems, news was emerging of what appears to be a third lockdown starting this Easter Weekend. Our intrepid hosts give their reactions to the latest reports. A little bit of frustration leads to some colourful language. But at least it’s not grey, eh?Continue Reading

You're Wrong About

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.Continue Reading

The media is talking elections, and, whether it makes sense or not, history suggests that someone will blink and force a federal election before long.

The 905 region could well play ‘kingmaker’ again. But is our region getting the attention and credit it deserves for it’s outsized influence on elections, and the contrasting needs and motivations that shape the 905 cities’ populations?Continue Reading

Mike Moffatt

Where Ontarians are moving is moving. Mike Moffat joins us to explore the untold story of Ontario’s housing costs, and some of the unexpected – and unplanned – trends that are emerging because of the GTHA’s spiralling house prices and rapid population growth.Continue Reading

Sam Oosterhoff MPP

MPP Sam Oosterhoff apparently found the provincial advice to cover his mouth with a piece of paper or cloth overly arduous last year, and was proudly photographed ignoring the rules the rest of us are expected to keep. But this week he has again shown he is willing to advocate government control of a far more intimate part of women’s anatomy. Why won’t the premier get to grips with his unruly backbencher?Continue Reading

Briar Emond

This week we’re speaking to Burlington Artist Briar Emond about what it’s like to be an artist in the 905 Region, amazing organizations and services open to the public and artists alike for people wishing to learn more or get involved in the visual arts.Continue Reading