This week, Burlington lost an elder statesman of local politics. Former Mayor Walter Mulkewich passed away this week. His legacy in Burlington and Hamilton’s civic as well as political life will be missed by many. If you were involved in local politics in Burlington, there wouldn’t be any doubt that
We discuss Halton Region’s crucial vote last week against expanding the urban boundaries of its municipalities to allow development on farmland. It’s the top-level or single tier municipality to do so, in what appears to be a major sea-change in public opinion in favour of halting sprawl in the 905. We invited on two councillors who took part in the vote, Burlington’s Paul Sharman and Halton Hills Jane Fogal, who have opposing views about the right decision for Halton, to explain their perspectives.
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.