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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

They also discuss the wider implications of the spate of resignations following on from Rod Phillips’ resignation. Public frustration, anger and a desire for punishment for those found contravening the expectations placed on us all is understandable, but does it risk acting as a distraction from far more crucial issues to the life and death of Ontarians during COVID?Continue Reading

Halton Mayors

‘Tis the week before Christmas and all through the province, the 905 was asking … are we going into a lockdown? The Mayor of Mississauga, Bonnie Crombie has come out requesting that lockdown be extended for all red zones in the 905 to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  […] Read the full article at Joel MacLeod.caContinue Reading

Joel and Roland discuss the latest changes to COVID-19 restrictions across the 905 and ask whether we could have avoided reaching this stage with some better planning from the province and less dickering from some municipalities.Continue Reading

Marianne Meed Ward

With last week’s stunning news that the province intended to take away municipalities right to consider ranked ballots, we reached out to multiple politicians who had been at the forefront of adopting ranked ballots, or, in Burlington’s case, beginning the process of public consultation. Mayor Marianne Meed Ward generously made herself available for a long interview on the importance of municipalities being able to make their own decisions on subjects like local democracy, and discusses some of the wider context of the need for municipalities to be allowed to be responsible to their voters. Mayor Meed Ward also answered ourContinue Reading