Doug Ford

This is not going to be anybody’s election for the ages, unless something very unexpected happens on Thursday. W, as the the saying goes, TF? And talking of unbelievable, Councillor Terry Whitehead, Hamilton’s regular challenger in the crowded field of challengers for ’worst councillor in Ontario’, really went off on one last week, in a manner that rekindled concerns for his wellbeing. But in the current climate of political self-immolation, does being the living definition of a loose cannon actually harm Whitehead’s chances of re-election?Continue Reading

905 Round-up April 28th 2022

Coming off our coverage of the fall of Burlington City Council’s decision to reprimand Councillor Shawna Stolte we look at the very public and lengthy response to the situation from Mayor Marianne Meed-Ward. Then we examine the rising cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton as well as the province at large.  It seems that people are eager to ignore that a pandemic is still happening.  While lockdowns have grown to be unnecessary in the current wave, there have emerged other problems that are not being addressed.Continue Reading

Mayor Walter Mulkewich

This week, Burlington lost an elder statesman of local politics. Former Mayor Walter Mulkewich passed away this week.  His legacy in Burlington and Hamilton’s civic as well as political life will be missed by many.  If you were involved in local politics in Burlington, there wouldn’t be any doubt thatContinue 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

Glasgow Tenements

TVO has today published a leaked details of the Ontario Government’s Housing Affordability Task Force Report, due to be published next week.

If the draft were implemented, it would fundamentally change development in Ontario cities. Roland Tanner argues there seem to be some very good, some potentially good, and some terrible recommendations.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

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