Peel

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

The NDP made news this week when sitting MPP Kevin Yarde in Brampton was ousted by his own riding association in a nomination meeting for Sandeep Singh. In Brampton North, approximately 150 people were able to over rule the voice of 100,000 people before the provincial election this June. What does it say about our democracy when so few people in a riding association are able to decide the candidates to represent so many people in our places of power? Continue Reading

This week had huge news in Hamilton.  Local area MPP Donna Skelly earned some local headlines, by saying that #Hamilton city council made the wrong call in not expanding its urban boundary earlier this year. And the PC government tabled legislation based on the Housing Task Force report, and this gives a lot of power to developers, restricting municipalities in how they respond to proposals, and puts it all basically on the Ontario Land Tribunal to sort it out.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

On this episode of The 905 Round-Up, we have a special guest.  Alan Kan writes a municipal politics blog titled #munipoli Matters.  He is from Mississauga and often writes about what is going on in Peel Region.  We invited him on to the podcast to give us a different perspectiveContinue Reading

Durham media! Do you exist? We need you!

Mississauga has developed it’s last bit of greenfield. What does this tell us about both the past and future of the city?

Why can Ontario’s mayors stick to jobs where they might actually help?Continue Reading