Ward 5 Brantford | The Candidates Care

Thanks to journalist Luvern Mornin for her attendance at the debate and contribution to this article. At 7:00 p.m. on October 4th, ten of the eleven Ward 5 candidates tried out the Councillor chairs in the Brantford City Council chambers. Candidate Michael Peterson was not in attendance. Media listened, a live feed television hung from
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  Candidates in Brantford’s mayoral race believe they can make a difference. There are seven candidates running for mayor in the October 22 election, each one with a plan to create a more affordable, safer city. “If you op to do better and you believe you have the strengths to do that- run. That’s the
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    It doesn’t matter if the mayor oversees a large urban centre, regional district or a small rural area, the role is the same, but the priorities are more locally centred. And the compensation varies. The mayor is not an emperor, the single arbiter of public safety, or princess charming looking after her flock
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Is standardized testing effective in Ontario? Let’s examine this. The entire process for requiring testing in grades 3, 6, 9 and 10, in the areas of math and literacy, was legislated in Ontario in 1995.  The premise was valid insofar as there were so many differing outcomes in schools across the province, in these areas
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The Ontario Libertarians are not a large group. In fact, about 42,000 of the approximate 10 million eligible voters selected one of their candidates on June 7th this year. That’s not insignificant, considering the party had less than 600 people registered as card-carrying members as of the election. The party leader, Allen Small from Markham-
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‘Triage’ is a system to identify priorities for determining which patients are the  most in need of care. For the hospital itself…the process is the same. When presented with a critical patient, first you have to stop the bleeding. The Brant Community healthcare system has been in a desperate financial position, inherited over the past
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You would think that such a significant milestone for Downtown Brantford would be a happy-happy event. BUT… the 10th Anniversary of the opening of Harmony Square began with cries screamed and echoed across the square, from balconies and businesses! Our Town Crier, David McKee, and his wife Betty Jean brought all these loud people to
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When the Ontario Legislature closes the doors, the last one standing has the duty to turn off the lights before going home. Thanks for your service Dave Levac…Queen’s Park may be dark right now, but it was forever brightened by your commitment. Dave Levac has served Brant for 20 years in the Provincial legislature, after
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Willem Bouma has a lot on his table as he campaigns under the Progressive Conservative banner in Brant-Brantford. Already a County councilor, he is still keeping up his county council responsibilities. Questioned on the legality of holding down his council position and receiving his county honorarium he says he has cleared it all through the county
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51-year-old Dave Wrobel has a new visual perception of this provincial election and it’s not his normal Progressive Conservative colour “blue.” The long-time Brantford city councilor has stepped out of the realm of his familiar old party politics to run as an independent. Questioned as to why the change of political heart, Wrobel is at no
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