Friday, November 19, 2010
But Bratina said he didn’t bring up the hot-button subject when they met prior to McGuinty’s announcement at JNE Consulting about a new $5-million project to build solar panels and add 300 jobs in the city.
He said McGuinty pre-empted the soon to-be Hamilton mayor’s issue about deamalgamation, by pointing out the Liberals are against any de-amalgamation talk.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Morris on behalf of many many Hamiltonians and Canadians.
Friday, November 5, 2010
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Monday, November 1, 2010
"We have to look at new ways to target voter apathy. Almost every municipality in Ontario has tested alternative voting methods, from mail-in ballots to online voting.This is the only way we will ever see an increase in turnout for local elections."
It sounds like Mark is committing Metroland to being proactive about changing the landscape, affecting some change where attitudes regarding local governance is concerned. This is heartening, even before I hear the details.
In the next while, I'll hopefully be presenting a proposal to Ward 9, 10 and 11 Councillors Brad Clark, Maria Pearson and Brenda Johnson as well as the Stoney Creek News, the Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce, the Stoney Creek Downtown BIA as well as some foundation community groups. My intent will be to get them on board with a multi-faceted initiative, one designed to begin addressing how we can increase the relationship of engagement between Stoney Creek residents and their Councillors. The ultimate goal of this initiative? Nothing less than beginning the creation of a far more functional and resilient environment in which all citizens can contribute towards a greater quality of Life by way of local governance.