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?
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.
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 that
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.
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?