Tag Archives: Laurier Brantford/YMCA Athletics-Recreation Complex

Laurier Brantford/YMCA Athletics Complex: Oct. 27 ballot question

Brantford City Council recently showed its ability to vote unanimously when it decided to: 1)  sell a section of the former tax revenue generating properties on the south side of Colborne St. for $2 to Wilfrid Laurier University and the … Continue reading

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Brantford’s Holistic Student Experience

To ensure that student visitors to Brantford, Ontario’s satellite campuses have a holistic experience in the city, we’d like to introduce them to the many exciting taxpayer funded athletic opportunities in Brantford: 1) Wilkes House Recreation Centre, corner of Darling & … Continue reading

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Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities: Spending Your Money

Are you aware that your tax dollars have recently been spent, or may be spent, on new college and university buildings in Ontario? Here are some examples: – the new $17 Million Western Centre for Public Health & Family Medicine … Continue reading

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Laurier Brantford/YMCA Athletics Complex: Taxpayers Cannot Afford

It was great to see the Great One back in Brantford, Ontario recently to open the remodeled Wayne Gretzky Sports (“athletics complex”) Centre.  While it’s a nice addition to Brantford’s recreation services, the issue of cost cast a large shadow over this happy occasion. … Continue reading

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Democracy Needs a “Face-lift”

The article, “Levac vows to fight for job” shows that democracy in our province, our cities and our country needs a “face-lift.” Mr. Dave Levac may not be leaving Eagle Place, but it’s up to the citizens of Brant whether … Continue reading

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Can You Picture $274,000,000,000.00?

With the warm and sunny weather you may be tempted to buy a shiny new vehicle.  But, if Ontario’s approximate public-held debt of $274,258,100,000.00 (apart from the $10,000,000,000.00 deficit) is weighing on your mind, instead of buying a 2013 Hyundai … Continue reading

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Brantford, Ontario is Fortunate to Have a NEW Downtown YMCA!

We Canadians are fortunate to benefit from public services that are the envy of other parts of the world.  When we consider the unacceptable level of deficit and debt of our federal government and many provincial and municipal governments, which … Continue reading

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Laurier Brantford/YMCA Athletics Complex: 37 Questions Make the Proposal Questionable

1) In a July 13, 2011 Brantford Expositor poll, 57% of respondents voted NO to a new Laurier Brantford/YMCA Athletics-Recreation Complex.  Why is this result ignored? 2) The Government of Canada has a $26 billion deficit and a $600 billion … Continue reading

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Public Sector Must Earn It Before They Deserve It

City of Brantford councillors recently voted to give themselves a raise.  This is an example of how public servants should not view compensation.  In the public sector, compensation must be tied to the responsible use of taxpayers’ dollars, that is, … Continue reading

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Laurier/Y is Not Essential

The City of Brantford, Wilfrid Laurier University and the YMCA of Hamilton-Burlington-Brantford signed an agreement recently so that the proposed Laurier Brantford/YMCA Athletics-Recreation Complex “would offer public access.” This looks like political theatre designed to distract the citizens of Brantford and … Continue reading

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