Rob Dekker | February 10, 2019 | in Open
Sunday February 10th, Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer sent a letter to Prime Minister calling to waive solicitor-client relationship priviledge in respect to SNC-Lavalin.  He also called for the Prime Minister to waive all rights to confidentiality in respect of communication to or from the Prime Minister or any member of his staff (previous or... More
Glen Gower | February 5, 2019 | in Open
Today is the first day and it's a cold one. - 20C and -30 windchill. I'm heading to the GRC on Route 62 to begin a busy day of ward meetings. I'll be meeting my team there and we'll be carpooling to a series of meetings in the ward. Watch for a video blog each weekday during Februrary, and some tweets during my commute at @glengower
Jason Arbour | February 2, 2019 | in Blog Post
Aboriginal title and the concept was foreign to many indigenous people before European contact. Generally, indigenous people acknowledged their own customary legal order, peace agreements between nation's and the nature of distinctive villages and encampments across our mother land "Onowarekeh" (Turtle Island). Some indigenous tribes, bands and... More
Edward Farnworth | December 17, 2018 | in Rant
  The Ontario PC Government recently introduced Bill 66, the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act. Part of the Bill would allow municipalities to create “open for business” zoning bylaws. The bill will allow municipalities to bypass numerous existing pieces of legislation including The Greenbelt Act, which protects a large swath of land in... More

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