Halton

Brenda Agnew

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.Continue Reading

Our first episode of 2022, has our intrepid hosts looking down the barrel of another lockdown and shutting of schools to mark the start of the year. Plus how City Halls hide things in plain sight and Halton Catholtic School Board is having another crack at the Pride flag debate.Continue Reading

Taxi, Horwath, Del Duca

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?Continue Reading

Scott Wallace episode

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.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

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.Continue Reading

Minister Karina Gould

We asked the Federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Karina Gould to come on the podcast to explain exactly what is the proposed childcare offer is for Ontario, and what the hold-up is to get a deal in place.Continue Reading

Roundup 18 November

Burlington’s UGC change has finally been implemented. Has the city got what it was promised? Or has the barn door been slammed only after the province has let the horse run away?

Hamilton has a new councillor for Ward 5, but Ward 5 didn’t get to choose him. Why?

905 MP Erin O’Toole is facing a rebellion. What’s going on with the CPC?Continue Reading

Douglas Cockell

Doug Cockell is a local author who has written a trilogy of supernatural mysteries, all taking place in the Niagara Escarpment. His novels: Requiem for Thursday, Requiem for Noah and most recently Requiem for Mary Mac are all currently on the Amazon Bestsellers list. Requiem for Thursday was a semi-finalist for the 2020 Booklife Prize Fiction contest.
He joins us today to discuss how the 905 has driven his inspiration for his writing, and what makes it such a potent backdrop for his stories.Continue Reading