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Municipal election primer: is that hire necessary?

Does your city, town, village or hamlet love to hire, hire and hire some more? The city council of Brantford, Ontario seems to think it needs a Director of Downtown Infrastructure Revitalization and Renewal Program. The annual cost to taxpayers:  … Continue reading

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Ontario’s municipal elections: are we getting the straight goods?

Campaigning for municipal election along Ontario’s highways and byways is reaching a fever pitch.  We are inundated with signs, ads, literature, “debates” and knocks at the door (well, some doors).  Are we getting the straight goods from the candidates’ verbiage … Continue reading

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Term limits: up to voters to manage

Its municipal election time in Ontario. Hundreds of new candidates have filled out a nomination form and paid the fee (deadline is this Friday). They are on the hustings across the province. Bravo for their initiative. Has the political system been … Continue reading

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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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