Illuminated By Street Lamps: In Brampton, Few Recorded Development Votes After Developers Contribute To Political War Chests

By Joe Fantauzzi@jjfantauzzi Key Findings:  – The development industry is clearly engaged in the political process at Brampton City Hall. – 233 development companies and development-affiliated individuals were publicly disclosed to have contributed money to Brampton candidates in the 2010 municipal election. – Of those 233 developer donors, 48 were discovered to have proposals in ...

Haldimand's Unheard Voice: "Hello Haldimand"

My last blog posting was on June 6, 2010. I have just recently signed up with the Dunnville Chronicle and have been encouraged to blog away! Imagine that! When I started with the Chronicle in early 2009 I decided that I would not blog as I thought that it would not be wise to be ...

Haldimand's Unheard Voice: "Hello Haldimand"

My last blog posting was on June 6, 2010. I have just recently signed up with the Dunnville Chronicle and have been encouraged to blog away! Imagine that! When I started with the Chronicle in early 2009 I decided that I would not blog as I thought that it would not be wise to be ...

Haldimand's Unheard Voice: Haldimand "A Rumour is a Rumour"

I read with interest an article in the Sachem this week in regards to the ground-breaking ceremony and the fundraising efforts for the new Dunnville Arena. As reported in the paper, Councillor Boyko stated that Provincial and Federal officials can’t seem to get it together for a date for the ground-breaking ceremony and this in ...

Haldimand's Unheard Voice: Haldimand "A Rumour is a Rumour"

I read with interest an article in the Sachem this week in regards to the ground-breaking ceremony and the fundraising efforts for the new Dunnville Arena. As reported in the paper, Councillor Boyko stated that Provincial and Federal officials can’t seem to get it together for a date for the ground-breaking ceremony and this in ...

Haldimand's Unheard Voice: Haldimand "Community Support Services Responds to Haldimand County Flip Flop Decision"

Service centres weigh in By Cheryl Beemer, Sandy Clark, Paul Dishke, Julie Fleet, Kim Fleming, Don Henning, Nancy Legere, Bil Lofthouse and Larry Williamson, The board of directors, CSCHN LettersMay 19, 2010 On behalf of the thousands of clients we serve annually and the hard-working and dedicated staff of the not-for-profit Community Support Centre of ...

Haldimand's Unheard Voice: Haldimand "Community Support Services Responds to Haldimand County Flip Flop Decision"

Service centres weigh in By Cheryl Beemer, Sandy Clark, Paul Dishke, Julie Fleet, Kim Fleming, Don Henning, Nancy Legere, Bil Lofthouse and Larry Williamson, The board of directors, CSCHN LettersMay 19, 2010 On behalf of the thousands of clients we serve annually and the hard-working and dedicated staff of the not-for-profit Community Support Centre of ...

Haldimand's Unheard Voice: Haldimand "Who is on the List?"

These are the current registered candidates seeking your support for Haldimand County Council. The county website is updated everyday around 4:00pm. There is a link in my side bar that will take you directly to this page. Registered Candidates The following candidates have been listed in alphabetical order, by last name.Please note: This webpage will ...

Haldimand's Unheard Voice: Haldimand "Who is on the List?"

These are the current registered candidates seeking your support for Haldimand County Council. The county website is updated everyday around 4:00pm. There is a link in my side bar that will take you directly to this page. Registered Candidates The following candidates have been listed in alphabetical order, by last name.Please note: This webpage will ...

Haldimand's Unheard Voice: Haldimand "Vote for Donna Pitcher"

Running a campaign can be very, very interesting. I have been asked many questions in the last couple of months, and every couple of days I will talk about some of the questions that people have asked me, and what my answers were. One question that has come up more than a few times is ...

Haldimand's Unheard Voice: Haldimand "Vote for Donna Pitcher"

Running a campaign can be very, very interesting. I have been asked many questions in the last couple of months, and every couple of days I will talk about some of the questions that people have asked me, and what my answers were. One question that has come up more than a few times is ...

Haldimand's Unheard Voice: Haldimand "Vote for Donna Pitcher, Ward 6"

Well we are about six months away from election day here in Haldimand County. It may seem like a long time down the road but for anyone that is campaigning it is just around the corner. Last week my sister and I did a photo shoot in Dunnville for my campaign material and I am ...

Haldimand's Unheard Voice: Haldimand "Vote for Donna Pitcher, Ward 6"

Well we are about six months away from election day here in Haldimand County. It may seem like a long time down the road but for anyone that is campaigning it is just around the corner. Last week my sister and I did a photo shoot in Dunnville for my campaign material and I am ...

Illuminated By Street Lamps: Why Bike Lanes Should Be A Minor Election Issue

Today, the National Post declared “mobility” a “major” municipal election issue. Hogwash. To be fair, there are seven more months before we cast our ballots and the idea of any politician holding our attention for more than a few weeks at a time probably died with Pierre Elliott Trudeau, but where are the condemnations about ...

Illuminated By Street Lamps: Giambrone Exits Municipal Election

(Photo: Giambrone‘s City of Toronto councillor profile photo)I’ve got to say, I didn’t see this one coming. Adam Giambrone, the TTC chairperson cooked by a sex scandal a few months ago, is out of the 2010 election altogether, he confirmed late tonight on his Twitter feed.“I’ve decided not to run for re-election in Ward 18 ...

Illuminated By Street Lamps: Smitherman Train Appears Off The Tracks – Likely Temporarily

The Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail report today that George Smitherman’s campaign manager Jeff Bangs has resigned. Find the Star story here.Find the Globe story here. (Photo: Wikipedia, released into public domain)The Star story says Bangs resigned to spend more time with his family. It also quotes him as having admitted to past ...

Illuminated By Street Lamps: Toronto Mayoral Debate, Live-Tweeted

Can’t make it to Scarborough tonight for the debate between several mayoral candidates?Try this Twitter trend #voteTO for live tweeting of tonight’s debate at Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School.The Globe and Mail’s Marcus Gee is also live-blogging here.And this is the Toronto Star’s municipal election section for more indepth reading.

Illuminated By Street Lamps: Top 5 Reasons To Vote In Toronto’s Municipal Election

5. Other than standing at Nathan Phillips Square every day with a bullhorn, it’s a great way to make your voice heard.4. Do you like transit expansion plans?3. What would David Pecaut and Dave Meslin do?2. What else ya gonna do on Oct. 25 that could affect millions?1. Stuck for a Twitter update that day? ...