Local Governance

September means not only the start of the school year, but for civically engaged folk at least, this month marks the start of a three month hiatus without committee and council meetings. Wow! Can we rest? Not really, instead we will be subject to endless door-knocking and invitations to all candidate meetings. Also, there will […]

In 2012 there are three current concerns about governance: One of Mayor Ford’s election promises was to cut the number of wards in half to save money and align with provincial/federal electoral districts. This may be viewed as step backwards if done without concurrent and significant changes in how the city is managed. Second, recent […]