development

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

Nancy Hurst Stop Sprawl HamOnt

Stop Sprawl Ham ONT is fighting to stop the proposed urban expansion of Hamilton onto farmland and to direct the focus to intensification in the downtown core. One of the founders of this group is Nancy Hurst. Nancy helped to found Stop Sprawl HamONT in January 2020. The campaign has gathered over 5000 supporters and peppered the city with anti-sprawl lawn signs. She joins us to discuss the campaign and how we should be thinking of our cities in the 905.Continue Reading

Joel and Roland discuss the connection between political donations and the policy priorities of the Ford government. If any single subject can be said to encapsulate the priorities of the provincial government since 2018, it must be the efforts to weaken the legislative checks and balances on what can be built where, and who gets to have a voice in shaping development proposals.Continue Reading

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.Continue Reading