Brampton

Rents have jumped in the last year. Why, and what are we doing about it? Gary Carr has announced he is running for Regional Chair again, torpedoing Jane McKenna’s hope of an easy election to be regional chair of Halton. Does McKenna have what it takes to be a serious challenge to Carr? We look for evidence. And Peel District School Board has a racism problem, as trustees resist doing what the province has ordered them to do, and abolish streaming.Continue Reading

Alan Kan writes the #munipoli matters newsletter, focusing on the news and politics of municipalities not just here in the 905 but across the country as well.  Today we talk with him and ask him to share his take on what he predicts will be the more interesting municipal elections in the region.Continue Reading

Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown wants to run for the federal CPC leadership, while his actions in Brampton see his mayoralty face huge questions.
Were we tough enough on Mayor John Taylor on Tuesday? Is the Affordability Task Force Report “good” for Urbanists?Continue Reading

Is Brampton getting screwed by the province again while Mississaugua gets a massive new hospital? Why?

Burlington Taxi’s collapse has left many questions, and some are looking for a single person to blame. Is that fair?

And good news on subsidized housing …Continue Reading

Stop the 413

Irene Ford joins us from the grassroots Stop the 413 group to discuss the latest developments and the many reasons why she believes Highway 413 should be stopped. Can you guess what might be motivating the government?Continue Reading

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We have another milestone to celebrate, and two stories that remind us why the news in the 905 Region needs more coverage, because they are issues that you are unlikely too see receiving much coverage in legacy media.

In the dock this week … Hamilton and Brampton duke it out for the ‘most dubious council behaviour’ award.
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Joel and Roland welcome back Shannon Gillies to discuss some of the problems with how debates on urban planning and intensification are discussed, how inevitable public resistance to change is handled, and how it can prevent us approaching the more complex discussions that need to happen if we are to design the best possible cities for our future. Then we look at the recent revelations with regard to Brampton’s CAO, whose problematic career in Niagara has followed him to Brampton in what many would suggest is an entirely predictable manner.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