HCDSB Trustee Brenda Agnew joined us late last week ahead of her new motion to support the raising of the Pride flag over Halton’s Catholic Schools, folliowing last years highly divisive decision not to do so. We ask why she’s bringing another motion now, what she expects from her fellow trustees this time, and why she believes HCDSB’s decision over the Pride flag is so important.
Following our Tuesday episode with Halton Catholic School Board Chair Patrick Murphy, we speak with Lauren Wallis of Halton Parents for Change (https://haltonparentsforchange.ca/, @HaltonPFC).
Lauren gives her perspective on Chair Murphy‘s account of recent dysfunction at HCDSB and the Pride flag debate, and what needs to be done make the board function effectively.
In June, Halton Catholic District School Board took the unusual step of ordering an investigation into its own dysfunctional behaviour, including the board‘s discussion of the Pride flag, which brought international attention to the board‘s division. Board Chair Patrick Murphy discusses the report and what can be done to improve trustee behaviour in an in-depth interview.
Burlington’s Ward 5 Councillor, Paul Sharman, has slammed Council’s decision to place a rainbow crosswalk at the junction of Fairview Street and Drury Lane, immediately outside Halton Catholic District School Board’s head office.
In a series of tweets between Thursday evening and Saturday, Sharman labelled the decision ‘petty opportunism’ and ‘completely disrespectful of a highly regarded institution.
In this week’s 905 round-up, Joel and Roland discuss the backstory to Bratina’s scheduled resignation, and how the anti-LRT lobby in Hamilton, despite their skill at losing elections where they put LRT front and centre, refuses to go away. But now anti-LRT Liberals like Bratina, Vito Sgro and Judi Partridge can’t turn to Donna Skelly and the PCs to do their dirty work, do they have a leg left to stand on?
As we recharge the batteries with a summer break, we hope you enjoy some highlights from the 905er’s first year. In our second episode, first broadcast August 4th 2020, Roland Tanner and Joel MacLeod were joined by Cindy Cosentino, who recently retired after 32 years as a teacher in Hamilton