Category Archives: In the News

Dear Councillor D Brown

I had been avoiding signing the petition asking Mayor Fontana to take a leave.  In my mind, it quite easily could have been a big mix-up, and I didn’t want to get carried away and push for something on the … Continue reading

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Vagrants?

To the Editor: In the article “Downtown Too Rough For Business?” I was surprised to see the term ‘vagrants’ being used to describe people experiencing poverty or homelessness.  It made me want to break out my gramophone and dance a … Continue reading

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Developers in the Wings

Apparently there is a line-up of developers waiting to get their hands on the McCormick building, three different developers to be precise.  Yet, when the building went to auction starting at the low price of $744,250, which is what is … Continue reading

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A cut on the backs of the poor…

…and no one even noticed. The provincial Liberal government is currently in deficit-slaying mode, which as I have written about elsewhere, is a good idea.  However, as the Drummond Report highlighted, we need to be careful about eliminating deficits to … Continue reading

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We are the 100 Percent

Much has been made about Mitt Romney’s comments regarding the 47% of Americans he  considers the entitled, dependent, irresponsible poor.  These individuals have the audacity, in his mind, to consider the government as having a responsibility to ensure healthcare, food, … Continue reading

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Methadone Clinic: Follow-up

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Methadone Clinic Meeting

Most of you will be aware of the buzz around methadone clinics over the past two years.  For a period of around 18 months we have been in the process in London of creating a by-law to manage methadone clinics … Continue reading

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Faith and Flags

Religious issues, of course, are incredibly touchy.  It has been stated that you avoid discussions of religions and politics to be good company.  However, as I cover politics in depth, why not tackle where politics and religion interact?  Many may … Continue reading

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Industrial Land Development

  The discussion surrounding SYSCO and their decision to locate in Woodstock raised a number of questions around industrial land development.  There were also a number of things that I learned, and a number of assumptions that were challenged.  To … Continue reading

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Tracing back the Dominoes

I work closely on a number of projects with Dr. Cheryl Forchuk, and much of her current work focuses on youth homelessness.  I was quoted in this news article talking about some of the root issues and key challenges of … Continue reading

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