HCDSB Trustee Brenda Agnew joined us late last week ahead of her new motion to support the raising of the Pride flag over Halton’s Catholic Schools, folliowing last years highly divisive decision not to do so. We ask why she’s bringing another motion now, what she expects from her fellow trustees this time, and why she believes HCDSB’s decision over the Pride flag is so important.
What did we learned from our explosive interview with Scott Wallace of Burlington Taxi. Where is the outrage from councillors towards the failure of staff to follow through on instructions?
A recent poll shows a big uphill battle for provincial Liberal leader, Steven Del Duca and the NDP’s Andrea Horwath. What do they need to turn things around in 2022?
Scott Wallace, President of Burlington Taxi. Scott sat down to give us a detailed account of how Burlington Taxi‘s requests for assistance to the City of Burlington went unheeded – until the week after they closed. It was an interview that certainly added greatly our understanding of the timeline of what went on. Yet, as you will hear, there remain significant questions for the city to answer about how and why council’s direct instructions could simply be ignored.
Today’s episode goes to the heart of the planning and development debate in the 905.
The new council elected in Burlington in 2018 has undoubtedly achieved significant change to Burlington’s downtown planning framework, and extracted major concessions from the province–at least, it has on paper.
Not so fast …
Today we speak to Burlington’s Councillor for downtown Lisa Kearns, about the catch in the deal with the province, and the wider need for reform of how municipalities control planning.
This week saw a major victory for the grassroots organizers to protect the remaining rural area of Hamilton from development. Hamilton City Council voted not to expand it’s Urban Boundary. This came after a sustained grassroots pressure from groups such as Stop Sprawl Ham ONT organized and campaigned to stop the expansion.
hen after the break, Joel and Roland look at how the Six Nations Land Defenders of 1492 Landback Lane are showing solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en peoples in downtown Hamilton.