Council Rejects Getting Information
At the February 21, 2017 Council meeting, I brought a motion asking for a staff report in whether Council should considering leasing out the operations of the 45+ year old McMeeken Centre. Council rejected the idea of even getting a staff report after opponents of the motion raised the fear of privatization.
Against Higher Taxes
I do not support the City Council-approved 4.3% tax increase for 2017. In these difficult economic times, restraint is more important than ever. That is why I twice brought a motion to review our Public Works department, which makes up 25% of our total City budget, but those efforts were not supported by Council. I cannot support any increases above the rate of inflation when residents are facing the type of economic difficulty they are currently facing. I’m already working to bring the 2018 budget down.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
I was honoured to join Steve Paikin on TVO’s ‘The Agenda’ for a segment on Sir William H. Hearst. You can visit The Agenda Website to learn about the Former Ontario Premier and Sault Ste. Marie MPP, Sir William H. Hearst.
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