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Brantford-Brant boundary babble, part 3

Brant candidates in the recent federal election were asked by The Expositor how their party, if elected, would grow the local economy.  In the preamble, representatives from the Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant provided some background statements which inspired us to … Continue reading

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City Budget Games: councillors’ musings, part 2

With all the hand-wringing going on at Brantford City Hall over the 2015 budget, what could be on the minds of councillors? “Hey, shouldn’t us COUNCILLORS come up with better ways to administer TAXPAYERS’ dollars?” “Relying on staff for ‘the list’ is the … Continue reading

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The Chamber of Commerce Effect

In a city with unused, underused and misused commercial and industrial properties, you would think that the local Chamber of Commerce would make it a priority to work with their membership and local government, which provides intelligent zoning, to deal with such … Continue reading

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“Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make me a match…”*

Our astute readers ask thought provoking questions and give good answers.  For example, a reader asks:  How can a city get new businesses to takeover vacant properties? Here are some of your suggestions: No property tax for six months. No charge … Continue reading

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