Tags : politics

Regional Collaboration in the GTHA

The Honourable Ross Romano, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities with the government of Ontario, addressed those attending the third meeting in a series examining regional economic development in Ontario. This meeting, entitled Regional Collaboration in the GTHA, was held in Hamilton on Oct. 3, 2019. Romano emphasized the importance of trades, saying that people […]Read More

New Aggregate Proposal

News release just received: The Ontario government is supporting growth of communities by proposing to improve the way aggregate resources are managed, ensuring a fair and balanced approach. Based on feedback from an Aggregate Summit held in March 2019, as well as survey and email submissions, the province is releasing a proposal that aims to […]Read More

Halton calls out Province on missing consultations re conservation authorities

Here is a letter and Discussion Paper from all Halton area mayors and Halton Region chair, as Conservation Halton’s formal response to the letter circulated by The Honourable Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks to all conservation authorities on August 16, 2019. Minister Yurek’s letter called for conservation authorities to review and […]Read More

MPP Bill Walker & Bruce Power

Here’s news provided by the office of MPP Bill Walker, mentioning Bruce Power. Both Minister Walker & Bruce Power are supporters of Niagara Escarpment Views magazine. The news begins here: Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker is excited about the opportunity to serve as the new Associate Minister of Energy in Premier Doug Ford’s cabinet.The Premier […]Read More

Letter from Bill Walker, MPP

Editorial disclosure: MPP Bill Walker is an advertiser with Niagara Escarpment Views. I am writing today to clarify recent changes made by our government to library funding.It is important to note that the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is maintaining base funding for libraries at $25 million for 2019/2020.Our province is faced with the highest sub-national debt on the entire planet at more […]Read More

Jennie Stevens on Burgoyne Bridge Safety Issue

Today in the legislature, the NDP MPP for St. Catharines, Jennie Stevens, said the Ford government has not done its part to protect St. Catharines residents struggling with mental health challenges, as it has failed to provide mental health and addictions services and failed to fund a suicide prevention barrier on Burgoyne Bridge.  For over a […]Read More

Clearview Side Road 26/27 Proposed Reconstruction

We received the following letter from George Powell, Vice Chair of Watershed Action Group, Blue Mountain Watershed Trust  Foundation. This was written to The Creemore Echo newspaper in Creemore, and concerns a proposed quarry haul route.  Re: Clearview Side Road 26/27 Proposed Reconstruction                 The mission of the Blue MountainWatershed Trust is to “Preserve and Enhance the […]Read More

Ford’s Plans for GTA West Corridor (letter to editor)

Editor’s Note: We received this letter to the editor from Dan O’Reilly, a writer based in Caledon. He notes that the GTA West Corridor has implications beyond Caledon, so wants our readers to be aware. His letter begins here: It may have escaped most Caledon residents’ attention that the Doug Ford Conservatives have resurrected plans […]Read More

Freedom of the Press A Requirement for Democracy

Mike and I saw The Post on the weekend, the film by Steven Spielberg, starring Meryl Streep as Katherine Graham, the owner of The Washington Post, and Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee, top editor at the paper. This is the true story of the leak and publication of the Pentagon papers which document the U.S. government’s knowledge […]Read More