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Woolwich needs to make smarter budget choices

There’s little to justify borrowing money to carry out maintenance work such as paving roads, especially when the municipality has been raising taxes dramatically,...

Trump’s bull-in-a-china-shop approach gives rise to talk of socialism

In the run-up to the U.S. election in 2016, I suggested more than once that Donald Trump – aka “a candidate for federal office”...

Despite much fuss and even more money, the suburbs still rule the roost

From limiting growth and encouraging intensification, from cycling lanes to an LRT boondoggle, we’re going to see an increasing number of projects designed to...

Feds finding more money for green infrastucture plans

It’s mired in red ink and its carbon tax plan may be dead in the water – Ontario has scrapped cap-and-trade, planning legal action...

Yet another example of a system that puts profits ahead of the public good

As wholesome as mother’s milk. What could be better? Money, of course. Corporate profits trump babies’ health, each and every time, at least if you’re...

Scrapping cap-and-trade scheme, lower gas prices are Ford’s populist priority

Having campaigned on a populist platform, Doug Ford is pressing ahead with that stance just days into the job as Ontario’s new premier. Ford plans...

Ontarians stand to lose as election waters get muddy

The more information that surfaces about the “scandals” that forced Patrick Brown’s ouster from the Ontario PC party, the better his chances look in...
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Taking the plunge on condos

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but it’s also a prime reason Woolwich councillors this week approved...

Woolwich whittles down tax hike somewhat to 3.9%

Woolwich taxpayers are looking at a 3.9 per cent tax hike as councillors last week made a few...

Catholic teachers join public board on the picket lines

Local Catholic elementary and high school teachers hit the picket lines Tuesday, marching up and down Arthur Street...

Water and sewer rates to rise again this year, as Woolwich approves budget

Flush with cash or otherwise, you’ll be paying more again this year for turning on the taps and...

Labour unrest shows spending at odds with the public good

In a week where transit workers are on strike and teachers walked the picket lines in the region,...

The View From Here: January 23, 2020

With the GRT buses parked due to the strike, there's little in the way of feeding...