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Public opinion poll results: “The recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling regarding prayer at public meetings has touched off a national debate over the place of God in civic life, and the possible ways governments should amend the long tradition of starting meetings with heads bowed. The latest public opinion poll from the Angus Reid …

Over the course of the past few months it has not been an exciting time for the Town of Aurora. Definitely, business retention has been an issue. A couple of weeks ago, after operating for decades in the Town of Aurora, one of our successful and high-profile businesses in Town, Magna International, located off Wellington Street (actually located on Stronach Blvd, probably …

What is the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB): “The Ontario government plays an active role in Provincial land use planning, by the enactment of legislation, policy statements or Provincial Plans, authorized under the Planning Act. Municipalities develop land use planning instruments and local rules which are to conform with Provincial policy. When a dispute arises, certain …

Canada Post, a crown corporation, first announced phase-out of door-to-door mail delivery, then recorded profits in the following year (Canada Post flips to $194M profit in 2014).  And now Canada Post might just win the next battle (Canada Post and Hamilton will square off in court at the end of May), a battle where Canada Post installs community …

On April 14, 2015 during the Special Council Meeting for the Aurora Family Leisure Complex renovation issues, an angry AFLC member shouted at the Town of Aurora Mayor, “you work for me.” I am not sure if I agree with him. Perhaps in principle the Mayor is working for us. Maybe from a different perspective. This incident reminded me …

The Youth Centre project that involved renovating Aurora Family Leisure Complex on Industrial Parkway was clearly an important decision at the same time it became an urgent matter. Last term, creating the Youth Centre definitely became an urgent matter just because there were plans for youth for over 10 years but no real action was …

The Aurora Family Leisure Complex (AFLC) renovation has become a topic of concern for many Aurora residents.  The AFLC was closed for renovations for more than a year and re-opened February 28, 2015.  Public concerns being voiced include lack of communication, misunderstanding of the needs, poor planning, and project mismanagement.  The main issues seem to be related to the state of the facility …

Steve Paikin wrote: “Well, no politician will ever implement the change I’d recommend because they’d see it as political suicide,” she replies. “But the fact is, no one ever talks about the responsibility of the patient. Patients can come and see me, and if they don’t like what I have to say, they can go …

Succession Planning defined: “A process for identifying and developing internal people with the potential to fill key business leadership positions in the company. Succession planning increases the availability of experienced and capable employees that are prepared to assume these roles as they become available. Taken narrowly, “replacement planning” for key roles is the heart of …

I always thought that my parents had better service from the politicians in their community. My parents rarely follow local politics, but it seems like local politics often follow them. They vote. On a regular basis their Councillor will drop by and knock on the door. They are used to the visits. These visits are regular and not just …