Tag Archives: Ontario Municipal Board

Interests of a City Come First

It is encouraging when a taxpayer is able to cut through nonsense and succinctly tell it like it is.  Mr. David Hugman does that here regarding proposed boundary adjustments in Brantford and Brant County. The interests of a municipality come … Continue reading

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Improve the Management of Cities

What can Ontario taxpayers learn from the following two headline-grabbing issues? Toronto’s Sheppard Subway Extension Proposal Brantford’s Saga of the South Side of Colborne Street, the latest installment:  Laurier/Y Proposal These are examples of how Ontario city governments suffer from dysfunction … Continue reading

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Use Existing Buildings Before Building New Ones, Part 4

Why was this outdoor commercial mall built on Edmondson St. in Brantford, Ontario   when the following vacant commercial buildings in the Market Square in downtown Brantford were and are still available? Click on the picture for a closer look. … Continue reading

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To Improve Ontario Cities, It Is Time To Say Good-Bye to The Ontario Municipal Board

The issue of abolishing the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) needs to be a talking point in the 2011 Ontario election campaign.  It is time for Ontario cities and towns to rally around this issue. Christopher Hume of the Toronto Star … Continue reading

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