The stories from around the 905 this week, including Joel’s suggestion for reaching the final 20% of unvaccinated Ontarians, the latest development in the Haldimand Tract land dispute, and the physical and reputational damage done at the unofficial and unauthorized homecoming at McMaster University in Hamilton last weekend.
Following our Tuesday episode with Halton Catholic School Board Chair Patrick Murphy, we speak with Lauren Wallis of Halton Parents for Change (https://haltonparentsforchange.ca/, @HaltonPFC).
Lauren gives her perspective on Chair Murphy‘s account of recent dysfunction at HCDSB and the Pride flag debate, and what needs to be done make the board function effectively.
In June, Halton Catholic District School Board took the unusual step of ordering an investigation into its own dysfunctional behaviour, including the board‘s discussion of the Pride flag, which brought international attention to the board‘s division. Board Chair Patrick Murphy discusses the report and what can be done to improve trustee behaviour in an in-depth interview.
Vaccine Passports are finally being unveiled in Ontario. However, after being requested by public health for the summer, the rollout has been typical of the Ontario PC government. It’s messy and uncoordinated. However, they are here now and what does that mean for avoiding a possible fourth lockdown in the 905?
We livestreamed election night, focusing on the 905 of course.
We had a great time, with some terrific questions answered live on the podcast. Thanks to everybody who joined us.
Not an election that will go down in the history books as being particularly memorable, when all is said and done, but we talked a lot about the way this election was run, and just why the opposition parties, above all the CPC, couldn’t seem to make any significant headway against Trudeau and the Liberals.
Adam van Koeverden is seeking re-election in Milton for the Liberal Party. He joins us to discuss the Liberal platform and track record in government. Don‘t miss this episode as we challenge him on the government‘s record on climate change, electoral reform, First Nations reconciliation, the COVID recovery plan and much more in a wide-ranging conversation.
Keith is Programs Director at Environmental Defence where he seeks to advocate for a cleaner environment and a greener economy. We do a deep dive into the current election, what the platforms need to say, and whether they‘re saying it, as Canadians pick a government that must set our path for 2030.
Every CPC candidate in Canada is gagged—forbidden from talking to podcasts—or so we were told by a party operative. As some of the worst aspects of modern political campaigns dominated headlines and anti-vax PPC supporters threw stones, we searched in vain for a CPC candidate willing to take a free 30 minutes to talk about their platform in depth.
In the first of our 905 candidate interviews, we speak to Roberto Henriquez, who is running for the NDP in the Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas riding. Henriquez moved to Hamilton as a student, and now practices law where he represents ‘everyday Hamiltonians’.
We dive into the NDP’s platform and look in particular at the housing affordability crisis that is a concern for millions of people across our region, as well as First Nations reconciliation and the the NDP’s environmental and climate change platform.
Joel and Roland give their free advice on what they think the parties should be doing to inject some life into this election. Are they right, or are they talking a lot of nonsense? Decide for yourself by listening and then let us know! The best comments may get shared and discussed on air in future episodes.