Far from being exempted from a GTHA-wide lockdown, Halton will now be part of the province-wide lockdown scheduled to begin on Boxing Day. If the mayors support of the lockdown looks like a U-turn, that’s because it is.
In the final two episodes of 2020, Joel and Roland look back over the first six months of the 905er podcast and themes that emerged. In part one, Roland picks the episodes that stood out most to him.
We are joined this week by Haassan Basit, CEO of Conservation Halton, and Janet Sumner, Executive Director of CPAWS Wildlands League, to talk about the province’s proposed major changes to the powers of Conservation Authorities in Ontario as part of the budget ‘omnibus’ Bill 229.
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.
Roland and Joel discuss their interview with Sean Vanderklis and Karl Dockstader, and in ‘other news’ they look at Whitby’s Canada Christian College and how Charles McVety’s support for Doug Ford could be hastening legistlation to make it a university.
No doubt by now, you’ve all seen the photo of Niagara area MPP Sam Oosterhoff’s large indoor family gathering. The clear violation of social distancing protocols and wilful disobedience for mask wearing. If you were like me you shook your head in disbelief and incredulity.